On Monday, February 4th from 6-7pm, Dr. Kalyana Sundaram, Director of Cedar Valley Cardiovascular Center, will provide a free, educational seminar in the Community Room of the Independence Public Library. Sponsored by Buchanan County Health Center, this seminar is in continuation of the “BCHC Spotlight Series” that began in August of 2018.
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Waist/ Hip Ratio and Cardiac Disease Risk
All healthy adults have some body fat. Women generally have proportionately more body fat than men who, in turn, have more muscle tissue than women. Where a person stores the fat tissue he or she accumulates is gender related. Men are most likely to pile excess fat around the middle– a pattern called an “apple.” […]Read More
BCHC Welcomes New Cardiology Providers
The Cardiology Specialty Clinic at Buchanan County Health Center welcomes Fahed Al Darazi, MD and Ojas Bansal, MD to its regular rotation of providers from UnityPoint Clinic Cardiology, based out of Cedar Rapids. A graduate from the American University of Beirut, Dr. Al Darazi completed residency at the John H. Stroger, Jr. Hospital of Cook […]Read More
Sleep Apnea Increases Risk of Heart Attack
Sleep apnea is a common problem in today’s world. This sleep disorder increases a persons’ risk of having a heart attack or dying by 30% over a period of 4-5 years, according to a new study. The more severe the sleep apnea, the greater the risk of developing heart disease or dying. Obesity is a […]Read More
BCHC Introduces Cardiac Nuclear Medicine
Buchanan County Health Center is pleased to now offer cardiac nuclear medicine, more commonly called ‘stress tests’ as an extended service of the Radiology and Cardiac Rehab Departments. A nuclear stress test measures blood flow to a patient’s heart during times of rest and stress, as a result of exertion or medication.
“After several months […]Read More
BCHC Blood Drive
The Buchanan County Health Center Community blood drive will take place on Tuesday, April 19th from 12:00-5:30pm at the Buchanan County Senior Center located at 400 5th Ave NE in Independence. The blood drive will be facilitated by Lifeserve Blood Center, the sole supplier of community based blood products to BCHC.
Currently, there is a […]Read More
Greater Frequency of Exercise can Boost Heart Health
You are probably aware of the American Heart Association’s long standing recommendation to get at least 150 minutes of moderate intensity exercise every week But rather than try to squeeze all those minutes into a couple of long workouts on the weekend, you should consider 4 to 5 workouts each week. Better yet, aim for 30 […]Read More
American Heart Month
Heart disease is the leading cause of death for both men and women in the United States. Since February is American Heart Month, this is an ideal time to reflect on how well you are taking care of your body and your heart. High blood pressure and high cholesterol are two of the major risk […]Read More
BCHC Cardiovascular Rehabilitation Program Certified by Industry Leader
Buchanan County Health Center (BCHC) is proud to announce the re-certification of its Cardiovascular Rehabilitation program by the American Association of Cardiovascular and Pulmonary Rehabilitation (AACVPR). BCHC was recognized for its commitment to improving the quality of life by enhancing standards of care.
Cardiovascular rehabilitation programs are designed to help people with cardiovascular problems (e.g., […]Read More