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The purpose of pre-participation cardiovascular testing is to identify underlying cardiovascular disease and provide guidance to athletes diagnosed with heart issues to ensure they perform physical activities in a safe manner

How Do Performance Enhancing Drugs Affect Cardiovascular Health

By Aliza Hirsch,   Exercise has the power to confer extensive health benefits. However, at extreme levels, there are those athletes and competitors who are willing to sacrifice their wellbeing for the sake of improved [...]

By |August 18th, 2017|Categories: Article|Tags: , , |0 Comments

Orthorexia Nervosa: Classification

By Johanna Fee, Orthorexia nervosa is an eating behavior. It is an obsession of eating only foods deemed ‘biologically pure’ or ‘healthy’. It includes severe limitation of diet, coupled with obsessive thoughts about food consumption, [...]

By |July 6th, 2017|Categories: Article, Uncategorized|Tags: , |0 Comments

The Paradox of the Morning Run: The influence of Circadian Rhythm on Cardiovascular Health and Exercise

By Aliza Hirsch,   Biological processes that follow a 24-hour cycle are defined as circadian [1] . Specifically in relation to cardiovascular health, previous research has reported a pattern between greater incidence of sudden cardiac [...]

By |June 19th, 2017|Categories: Article|Tags: , , , |0 Comments

Cardiovascular Disease and Mental Health

By Kenzie MacDonald,   According to Dr. Hans Selye, the ‘Father’ of stress research, stress is a nonspecific reaction of the body to any demand upon it1. Stress can be a positive or beneficial response [...]

By |May 4th, 2017|Categories: Article|Tags: , |0 Comments

Cardiovascular System 101

By Andrew Golin,   Simply put, the cardiovascular system is a set of connected tubes with varying sizes that circulate blood around the body. Physiological systems can be classified as open or closed. Systems where [...]

By |April 6th, 2017|Categories: Article|Tags: , |0 Comments

Oh Cholesterol, what do you do?

By Andrew Golin,   The terms “good cholesterol” and “bad cholesterol” are used repeatedly to describe high-density lipoproteins (HDL) and low-density lipoproteins (LDL) respectively. But what are HDL or LDL? What actually is cholesterol and [...]

By |March 16th, 2017|Categories: Article|Tags: , |0 Comments