New York firefighter's heart & lung - EST. 2002

It’s is a medical center for firefighters designed by firefighters.

As a leading provider of medical screenings we take pride in offering the best healthcare experience for the firefighter profession. We are dedicated to serving the needs of our firefighters each and every day.

NYFF's Heart and Lung Institute is a medical center designed by firefighters for firefighters. We have been working with NY's Bravest for over 18 years. We provide medical care speciallizing in but not limited to cardiac and pulmonary testing, as well as, providing educational seminars focused on FF safety throughout the USA and Canada.

SIGNS & SYMPTOMS TO LOOK OUT FOR

Chest Pain
Shortness of Breath
Fatigue
Light Headiness
Dizziness
Headaches

RISK FACTORS

High Blood Pressure
High Cholesterol
Overweight / Obese
Family History of Heart Problems
9-11 Exposure
Smoker / Past Smoker
Alcohol Drinker
Lack of Exercise

OUR SERVICES

CARDIOLOGY

We have the most advanced cardiac testing available for firefighters. We offer the latest technology to give firefighters the best care possible.

PULMONARY

Pulmonary evaluations, Pulmonary function tests , Chest x rays, Methylcholine challenge tests, 9-11 screenings/ monitoring , Asthma care and more.

CANCER SCREENING

Cancer screening aims to detect cancer before symptoms appear. This may involve blood tests, urine tests, or medical imaging. Early detection saves lives.

ORTHOPEDICS

Consultation, x-rays, casting, workers compensation, arthroscopic procedures.

9-11 RETIREE HEALTHCARE

Contact us regarding your options.

RETIREMENT EXIT PHYSICALS

Know before you go.

DISABILITY CONSULTING

Something we never plan, but be educated about your health and your future.

FIREHOUSE DAY OUT FOR YOUR HEALTH

Group health screening and prevention.

FIREHOUSE EDUCATIONAL TALKS

A popular event for those of us with busy schedules.

Dietary Fats

fats Fat gets a bad rap even though it is a nutrient that we need in our diet, just not too much. Learn all about dietary fats and how getting too much or too little affects our health.

Source: The American Heart Association

Does my body need fats?

Yes, it does. Dietary fats are essential to give your body energy and to support cell growth. They also help protect your organs and help keep your body warm. Fats help your body absorb some nutrients and produce important hormones, too. Your body definitely needs fat.

How many different fats are there?

There are four major dietary fats in the foods we eat:

  1. Saturated fats
  2. Trans fats
  3. Monounsaturated fats
  4. Polyunsaturated fats

The four types have different chemical structures and physical properties. The bad fats, saturated and trans fats, tend to be more solid at room temperature (like a stick of butter), while monounsaturated and polyunsaturated fats tend to be more liquid (like liquid vegetable oil).

Fats can also have different effects on the cholesterol levels in your body. The bad fats, saturated fats and trans fats raise bad cholesterol (LDL) levels in your blood. Monounsaturated fats and polyunsaturated fats can lower bad cholesterol levels and are beneficial when consumed as part of a healthy dietary pattern.

Do all fats have the same number of calories?

There are nine calories in every gram of fat, regardless of what type of fat it is. Fats are more energy-dense than carbohydrates and proteins, which provide four calories per gram.

Consuming high levels of calories – regardless of the source – can lead to weight gain or being overweight. Consuming high levels of saturated or trans fats can also lead to heart disease and stroke. Health experts generally recommend replacing saturated fats and trans fats with monounsaturated fats and polyunsaturated fats – while still maintaining a nutritionally-adequate diet.

Are all foods labeled "trans fat-free" healthy foods?

Not necessarily. Foods labeled "0 trans fat" or cooked with "trans fat-free" oils may contain a lot of saturated fats, which raise your bad cholesterol levels. "Trans fat-free" foods may also be unhealthy in terms of their general nutrient content. For example, baked goods also tend to be high in added sugars and low in nutrients.

Can fats be part of a healthy diet?

Eating foods with fat is definitely part of a healthy diet. Just remember to choose foods that provide good fats (monounsaturated and polyunsaturated fats) and balance the amount of calories you eat from all foods with the amount of calories you burn. Aim to eat a dietary pattern that emphasizes intake of vegetables, fruits, and whole grains; includes low-fat dairy products, poultry, fish, legumes, non-tropical vegetable oils and nuts; and limits intake of sodium, sweets, sugar sweetened beverages and red meats. Doing so means that your diet will be low in both saturated fats and trans fats.

Does eating more healthfully mean giving up my favorite foods?

A healthy diet can include the foods you love. You don't have to avoid these treats entirely, but you do need to eat less of foods that are low in nutrition and high in calories. 

About Arrhythmia
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testing & diagnosing firefighters in new york

Just in the last 5 years, NY Firefighter's Heart & Lung have tested and diagnosed thousands of Firefighters with the following stats below:

35+

DIAGNOSED WITH CANCER

400+

DIAGNOSED ARRHYTHMIA'S

100+

REQUIRING BYPASS SURGERY / STENTS

1,000+

HIGH CHOLESTEROL, HYPERTENSION,
SLEEP APNEA, & REACTIVE AIRWAY DISEASE

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