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Contact the Preventive Cardiology and Metabolic Clinic:
Cardiovascular disease is the leading cause of disease and death in adults. The risk factors that lead to these diseases start in childhood and include abnormal cholesterol, increased weight, hypertension, poor sleep habits, and high-risk lifestyles like lack of exercise, tobacco smoking etc.
It is therefore extremely important to encourage a healthy lifestyle in our children. The goal of the John Hancock Raising Healthy Hearts Program is to help children and families who are facing challenges and health conditions related to weight or abnormal cholesterol levels or have a family history of heart disease. Our multidisciplinary team includes cardiologists, metabolic expert, nutritionist, behavioral psychologist, health coach and other health care professionals. They take a comprehensive approach to prevent and slow the progression of cardiovascular and metabolic risk factors in high risk patients.
Our team will work with you to improve the diets and lifestyles of the children and to create individualized programs for each child to reduce the risk of cardiovascular disease. It is our responsibility to give them the best start for a healthy future.
To refer patients, please call 617-726-3826
Dyslipidemia: abnormal cholesterol levels.
Hypertension: elevated blood pressure.
Obesity increases the risk for many diseases, especially heart disease, stroke, cancer, and diabetes.
During the first 1,000 days (from conception to age 2) of your baby's life, you can take small, but important steps to help give your baby a healthy start in life. Elsie Taveras, MD, MPH, chief of General Academic Pediatrics and director of the First 1,000 Days Program, shares tips to improve your baby's lifelong health.
Elsie Taveras, MD, MPH, was selected as the next Executive Director of the Kraft Center for Community Health. Taveras will support the center’s work in improving the health of vulnerable populations in the communities the hospital serves. She will also find new ways to promote community health and uncouple socioeconomic status from poor health outcomes.
John Hancock Raising Healthy Hearts Program
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