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African Americans and Heart Disease

Posted on February 20th, 2015 by

Beating Heart Disease When the Risks are High By Dr. Robert Pilchik Heart disease is the number one killer of Americans, according to the American Heart Association. It takes more lives than all cancers combined. For African-Americans, the disease is particularly deadly: Before the age of 50, African-American’s rate of heart failure is 20 times higher […]

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New York Cardiology Chief on Controlling Cholesterol and Reducing Risk of Cardiovascular Disease

Posted on April 21st, 2014 by

How to take control of your cholesterol levels…starting today! (part 3 of 3) By Dr. Robert Pilchik, Chief of Cardiology at Northern Westchester Hospital What’s the best way to bring your HDL and LDL cholesterol levels into the safe zone, and significantly reduce your risk of cardiovascular disease? On your own. That’s right – through […]

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New York Cardiology Chief Explains How Your Cholesterol Level Affects Your Heart

Posted on January 13th, 2014 by

Learning About Cholesterol Can Mean Living Longer By Robert Pilchik, MD, Chief of Cardiology at Northern Westchester Hospital High cholesterol is a major risk factor for cardiovascular disease – including heart attack and stroke — which will affect half of all men and one-third of all women. Understanding cholesterol and its role in heart disease, […]

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