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Healthy Habits that Fight Stress

Healthy Habits that Fight Stress

Healthy stress fighting habits will make you feel better and protect your heart. It’s inevitable. Life tends to get a little stressful at times, but the way you handle it can either help or hurt you. Managing stress levels is …

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Top Tips for a Heart Healthy Holiday

Top Tips for a Heart Healthy Holiday

The holidays are here with treats, meals, and parties. Take special care of your heart this holiday season. Give your heart a holiday gift by making healthy choices. Taking care of your heart should be a top health priority at …

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Emergency Room vs. Urgent Care

Emergency Room vs. Urgent Care

When the unexpected happens, where do you go? How do you know how serious it is? The emergency room and urgent care are two options for a sudden medical problem. Depending on your symptoms and level of injury, you can …

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Diagnosing & Treating Arrhythmias

Diagnosing & Treating Arrhythmias

Arrhythmias are most commonly diagnosed with the use of electrocardiograms (EKGs) or with Holter Monitors or Event Recorders, which are portable electrocardiogram devices. These heart monitoring tests—accompanied by a physical examination, and sometimes x-rays and blood work—help a doctor in …

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Make a Splash! Benefits of Swimming for Exercise

Make a Splash! Benefits of Swimming for Exercise

Swimming isn’t just fun for kids; it’s a great form of exercise for everyone. As summer arrives, the stores set out swimsuits, towels, and sunscreen. A dip in the pool, ocean, or lake can make any hot day much more …

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How Alcohol Can Affect Your Health

How Alcohol Can Affect Your Health

Pour the champagne and make a toast to a special someone. Alcohol has long been associated with celebrations and festivities. All that fun can make people forget about the dangerous health effects of alcohol. April is National Alcohol Awareness Month. …

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FAQs About Organ Donation

FAQs About Organ Donation

Donations to the needy come from the heart. Sometimes what a person needs IS a heart. Organ donation is a selfless way to give back to people in need. Over 100,000 Americans could be saved by an organ transplant each …

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Preparing for Anesthesia & What to Expect

Preparing for Anesthesia & What to Expect

Many people just can’t fall asleep before a big event that they are anxious about. So you might toss and turn all night before a surgery, but once the moment arrives, anesthesia will put you into a nice, deep, easy …

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What Is Electrophysiology?

What Is Electrophysiology?

Electro what? Electrophysiology. It’s the study of the electrical system of the heart. The electrical impulses of your heart keep it pumping at a steady pace to supply blood throughout your body. Your heart contains special cells that set the …

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What You Should Know About Afib!

What You Should Know About Afib!

Afib isn’t a small lie; it’s atrial fibrillation. Both are small things that can have a big impact on your life.  Atrial fibrillation is an arrhythmia of the heart. That means your heartbeat is irregular. Of all the types of …

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