February 20, 2014

Inspired by High Intensity Workouts? Be Careful with Your Joints

Are you familiar with the term HIIT? It stands for high intensity interval training. If you think it sounds like an exercise program reserved for Olympic athletes, don’t jump to conclusions so fast. HIIT programs are quickly rising in the United States, espe...

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February 9, 2014

When Heart Disease Strikes, Cardiac Rehab Helps Rebuild

At the age of 47, Annabeth Baker suffered a heart attack and permanent heart damage in August of 2013. “It was totally unexpected,” she admits. Unexpected, because she did not experience the traditional symptoms associated with a heart attack – chest pai...

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February 5, 2014

Women and Heart Disease – Why We Go Red

 Friday, February 7 one decision is made easier for women across the country as they look through their closets and Go Red in support of women and heart disease by wearing red. Cardiovascular disease is the number one killer of women in the U.S., yet many wom...

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January 2, 2014

5 Easy Ways to Keep Your New Year’s Resolutions

When it comes to ringing in the New Year, deciding what we will do differently over the next 12 months is the topic of conversation shortly after the ball drops. A new year is a fresh start and more often than not, striving for better health makes at least the...

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December 12, 2013

Preventing Holiday Heart Attacks

The holidays are one of the best times of the year. From the decorations, to the festive music and gatherings, winter is a time marked with cheer and celebration for many. However, it is also a busy and stressful time of year for many – putting them at an in...

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December 6, 2013

Winter Weather Health Safety

 As the bitter cold temperatures remain in our area for the next several days, the lingering effects of the winter storm, which swept across the midwest Thursday, pose certain risks to your health. Make sure you are aware of extra precautions to take to keep ...

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November 26, 2013

Thanksgiving Prep for a Healthy Holiday

 It’s that time of year when we gather with friends and family and eat with our eyes as much as our stomachs, as holiday favorites return to the table. Who can pass up dressing, mashed potatoes and gravy or those hot buttery rolls? And that’s not even inc...

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November 15, 2013

Born Too Soon - Premature Babies in Texas

One in nine babies in the U.S. are born prematurely, defined as born prior to 37 weeks gestation. Premature birth can lead to a number of developmental complications immediately following delivery and later in life for the child, but advances in medicine are p...

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October 21, 2013

Putting Together the Pieces of Metabolic Syndrome

You may have never heard of metabolic syndrome, yet you could be one of the 20 to 25 percent of the American population living with it. The problem is metabolic syndrome can predispose you to the number one killer of men and women – heart disease.“Metaboli...

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October 9, 2013

Varicose Veins during Pregnancy

When you think of pregnancy symptoms, you probably think of the usual suspects – nausea, food cravings, maybe a few mood swings, and occasional back pain, right? For some expectant mothers, one symptom seems to sneak up pretty quickly and without warning –...

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