Local walker top Worcester in Love Your Heart Challenge - Southcoast Today.
February 10, 2018
To look at it, the crowd that gathered Saturday morning outside the Dartmouth Mall theater entrance might just be waiting for the stores to open. But this is February, featuring Valentines Day and Love Your Heart Weekend, and Dr. Michael Rocha was not going to miss the opportunity to get people in better heart health under the theme “Love Your Heart” in an event called “Walk With a Doc.” - Steve Urbon
New Bedford Advances Heart Health Movement With “Love Your Heart Event” On February 12th
February 11, 2018
Communities and neighborhoods throughout the City of New Bedford will once again join a growing national movement to “Love Your Heart” on February 11th. Individuals will have a chance to receive free blood pressure screenings at participating locations, helping them to “know their numbers” and learn more about their heart health.
Dr. Michael Rocha, Cardiologist: Actress Carrie Fisher, Star Wars’ Princess Leia gone too soon from a heart attack at age 60.
January 01, 2020
Dr. Michael Rocha, Cardiologist: Actress Carrie Fisher, Star Wars’ Princess Leia gone too soon from a heart attack at age 60. Sadly, actress Carrie Fisher passed away this week of a heart attack. Learn the signs and symptoms of a heart attack and how you can help prevent one.
New Bedford Wellness Offers Healthy Dose of Free Activities- Southcoast Today
August 28, 2016
Keeping a healthy routine can prevent health ailments before they arise and need treatment, he said. “We wait and then count on health care to fix it,’’ he said. “We should be fixing it before it’s a problem.’’- Dr. Michael Rocha
The Magic Pill is Prevention, Wellness
October 23, 2016
Today, fewer than 5 percent of health care dollars are spent on prevention; 95 percent goes toward treating diseases or seeking cures, mostly for chronic disease. Yet we know that 80 percent of chronic disease can be prevented through improvements in lifestyle and behavior. As Nobel Peace Prize Laureate Dr. Bernard Lown asserted, “Diligent prevention invariably plays second fiddle to heroic cures.”