University Hospital offers a free program called "Fresh Start", sponsored by the American Cancer Society.
It's a four week program that helps smokers identify their reason for smoking then helps replace it with different things like drinking water or a snack.
Smoking and cardiovascular disease often go hand in hand. And that's mainly because of the effects of smoking on your heart. The American Heart Association says cigarette smoking accounts for nearly 440,000 deaths a year.
We know it's getting harder and harder for you to keep your New Year's resolution of losing weight and getting in shape. Now is the time a lot of people give up, but two people in our very building will probably inspire you to hang on.
The last few months we've been following a heart patient through his cardio rehab. He's gone from machines, to weights, to almost fully healed. But he couldn't have gotten here without changing his lifestyle, and his diet. And it's something you can do too.
Recovering from open heart surgery can be a tough road, one that takes a lot of rehabilitation. After surgery, cardio patients at University Hospital have the option of going through their award winning rehab facility. This is part two of our segment, Healing A Heart.
It can be hard work recovering after major surgery especially when that surgery is an open heart procedure. The rehab process for cardio patients is no walk in the park. In a monthly segment, this is one man's journey to heal his heart.
Heart disease is the leading cause of death in the United States, and high blood pressure is a major risk factor. Researchers at the Medical College of Georgia believe they've found a way to predict who will get high blood pressure.