Health Variant: So, the American Heart Association called

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. — Journalists get a lot of news releases and story pitches every day. But it’s not often the American Heart Association essentially calls and says, “Hey, we’re worried about you, let’s talk.”

So the team at “The Health Variant” podcast arranged a call. The folks at the American Heart Association had been looking at some troubling statistics in the Dakotas, especially North Dakota when it comes to COVID-19 and vaccinations. So they reached out to specifically address their concerns.

In the latest episode of “The Health Variant” podcast, host and NewsMD Health Correspondent Jeremy Fugleberg talks with

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Inside the screening process called coronary calcium scan at Christ Hospital

Heart disease is the leading cause of death in the United States.Every 36 seconds, it takes the life of a person in America.The numbers are staggering. About 655,000 people die from it each year. That’s more than the COVID-19 death toll since the start of the pandemic.I just found out I have heart disease. I was concerned. Many people I know had discovered they had severe blockage in their arteries.I was curious: How do we even find out if there’s a problem?My doctor told me about the coronary calcium scan. It’s only $99 out of pocket and any hospital can … Read More