February 10, 2015

Common Misconceptions of Cardiac Rehab

You have just survived a heart attack or are recovering from a cardiac procedure and are advised by your cardiologist from the side of your hospital bed that you need to begin a cardiac rehab program. You may be thinking, “what’s cardiac rehab?” or “I...

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January 21, 2015

How Patients Have More Options in Wound Care with Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy

 Linda Bernard was almost out of options. She is a diabetic and was suffering from a chronic wound on her foot. Her health care providers had tried many of the traditional wound care treatments with limited results. Finally, she was told that an amputation mi...

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November 11, 2014

Diabetes – A Life-Changing Diagnosis

“My first thought was that I had some dreaded disease,” Glen Wagner, 53 says of the day his doctor told him it was time to start insulin. “That really opened my eyes.” Glen, a 20-year veteran in the medical field, working as a paramedic and in faciliti...

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October 14, 2014

Taking Back Control after a Breast Cancer Diagnosis

It is the moment you feel you have completely lost control. “Dr. Bentley told me I had breast cancer,” says Mavis Jennings of that moment for her at Harrington Breast Center on an October day in 2012. She was called back after a regularly scheduled mammogr...

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October 2, 2014

Surviving Breast Cancer and Helping Others at Harrington Breast Center

Preceded by the words, “You have breast cancer,” comes a call requesting to schedule a follow-up appointment after what appears to be an abnormal mammogram. For patients on the other end of the line, it is the moment their heart sinks and fears and worries...

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September 9, 2014

Spotlight on Atrial Fibrillation

 September is Atrial Fibrillation Awareness month and unless you are one of the three to four million Americans living with the heart arrhythmia, you may be unaware of the true risk of this condition.  Atrial Fibrillation (AFib) is the most common heart ar...

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August 7, 2014

The Power of One

Trace Brown has worked in Patient Transport for only three months, but he has already made a big difference in the life of one patient.  When he was transporting a patient, he realized that the patient was blind and deaf.  His wife was also deaf.  Trace kno...

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July 1, 2014

4th of July Safety

 Family, friends, food and fireworks – Fourth of July is America’s holiday to celebrate our freedom and patriotism. For many, the traditions remain generation after generation. Backyard barbeques, watching fireworks and spending a long weekend together ma...

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June 18, 2014

Weight Loss Warrior

Many people who have difficulty controlling their weight say that they have been heavy their entire lives.  April Hernandez does not fit into that mold.  She was fit and active growing up.  She enjoyed activities such as running and hiking, and ...

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May 22, 2014

New Research on Benefits of Mediterranean Diet for Blood Pressure

  It has been widely reported that following a Mediterranean diet is beneficial for heart health. Now researchers are looking into how it helps lower blood pressure. The British study was recently reported in Proceedings of the National ...

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