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Safety Guidelines That May Surprise Pacemaker Wearers

Know the specifics of any safety precautions you need to take for your particular pacemaker. If you have a pacemaker, be cautious around anything with a powerful magnet and some electronic devices. If ...
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Seniors Need to be Especially Sure to Get the Flu Shot

Seniors who catch the flu are prone to serious complications. Flu vaccines are safe and effective. New reports suggest that people suffering from the flu are at a heightened risk of heart attack. A ...
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Eat More, Weigh Less

Sound too good to be true? Is it possible to actually eat more and weigh less? “Not only is it possible, but often required to lose weight and keep it off,” states Susan Watkins, RD, CDE, ...
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Kids Need Help to Be Heart Smart

Cholesterol, blood pressure and other heart health issues used to be primarily the concerns of the middle aged. But most American kids need to improve their heart health for the sake of their future. ...
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Setting the Record Straight on Statins

Are you confused about statins? You’re not alone. If you have high cholesterol, you’re probably among the 15 million Americans who have been prescribed a type of statin –such as ...
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New Techniques and Technology Make Cardiac Arrhythmia More Treatable Than Ever

New Technique to Improve AFib Staying active has always been important to Sandra Ewing. After turning 70, she continues to walk with weights three miles a day, golf on a regular basis and loves to ...
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We're Helping Hearts Here, There and Everywhere

Here's a look at just a few of the outstanding cardiology programs throughout St. Joseph Health. You depend on your heart to keep a steady beat. But sometimes hearts need help. That’s why ...
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For Father and Son, Working Together is a Matter of the Heart

Cardiologist Aidan R. Raney, MD, still remembers the first procedure he performed at Hoag Memorial Hospital Presbyterian. “The first case is always a big one; this was a tough case in a new ...
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Diagnosed with Prehypertension -- Now What?

The definition of prehypertension sounds like some sort of medical no-man's land--your blood pressure isn't below 120/80, which is considered normal, but it also isn't above 140/90, which ...
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Saving Hal: Training Our Teams for Top-Quality Stroke Treatment

When Hal, a 51-year-old, half-pack per day smoker, came to Queen of the Valley Medical Center in Napa, California with garbled speech and sensation on just one side of his face, the emergency medical ...
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