Heart to Heart

Avoiding Skin Cancer this Summer

By Dr. Daisy P. Ramos, M.D., F.A.A.D.

Skin cancer is the most prevalent of all types of cancers.  It is estimated that more than two million Americans develop skin cancers every year. Fair skinned people who sunburn easily are at

Staying Psychologically Healthy during the Coronavirus

By Dr. Steven Huprich, PhD, Senior Warden

Months ago when I agreed to write this column, I never dreamed we would be in the situation we are now.  Recently, CCC hosted a webinar on the Psychology of Pandemics (you may

How To Prevent & Survive Heart Disease

By Renato G. Ramos, M.D.

Heart Disease is a timely but broad topic.  We will cover as much of Coronary Artery Disease as we can.  The death rate from cardiovascular disease (CVD) in middle age (45-64yrs) population is rising in

Happiness is a Habit

By Julie Braciszewski, Ph.D.

In the New Year we enter a transition and brief period of self-reflection. Reflections often turn into New Year’s resolutions, always made with the best of intentions. But, if we are honest with ourselves, we rarely

Why Vaccinate? It’s Just the Flu.

By Felix Rogers, DO

Years ago, a patient was telling me about her symptoms when her twin sister interrupted her: “would you stop telling the doctor that you have the flu? You only have the symptoms of the flu.” At

Handwashing 101: The When’s, How’s & Why’s

By Susan Varbedian Lucken, R.N., B.S.N.

Heart-to-Heart is a monthly offering of the Parish Health Ministry designed to help you care for your mind, body and spirit. This year, we are delighted to invite parishioners in the healthcare

Learn About Parkinson’s Disease

By Susan Varbedian Lucken, R.N., B.S.N.

What do Michael J. Fox, Alan Alda, Neil Diamond, Linda Ronstadt, Mu-hammad Ali and Janet Reno all have in common? If you guessed Parkin-son’s disease, you would be correct.

April: Autism Awareness Month

By Susan Varbedian Lucken, R.N., B.S.N.

April is National Autism awareness month according to Healthline. Au-tism spectrum disorder or ASD is a developmental disability caused by differences in the brain. Scientists do not know yet exactly

March: National Kidney Month

By Susan Varbedian Lucken, R.N., B.S.N.

March is National Kidney month according to Healthline. 30 million people or 15% of U.S. adults are estimated to have chronic kidney disease according to the CDC. 48% of those

Be wary of Heart Valve Disease this February

By Susan Varbedian Lucken, R.N., B.S.N.

February is American Heart month, so it is only appropriate that we discuss the topic of heart valve disease. In heart valve disease, one or more of the valves in