Tag: heart health

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Heart Check: 3 Facts About CPR

You do not need to be a medical professional to learn or give CPR. Anyone, teens and adults, can perform CPR. You do not need to give mouth-to-mouth CPR. Hands-only CPR is just as effective in two steps: first, call […]

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Heart Check: Respond Quickly to Sudden Cardiac Arrests

When a person suddenly collapses, is not responding to touch or sound, cannot breathe normally and does not have a pulse, the person may be experiencing a sudden cardiac arrest (SCA). SCA happens when the heart stops pumping effectively.  Dr. […]

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What You Need to Know About AFib

Do you ever feel like your heart is skipping a beat and going faster than usual? For many, that heart-pounding feeling can mean excitement, fear or anger; for others, it could mean atrial fibrillation. Better known as AFib or AF, […]

Love Your Heart for American Heart Month – Protect Your Heart from the Cold

February is American Heart Month, and so we want to give you some tips on loving your heart during the winter. You may know that cold weather can increase your chances of catching the cold or flu, but did you […]

September is National Cholesterol Education Month

You have probably heard the words “high cholesterol” tossed around in conversations at some point or another. It seems to come up so often that we overlook what it really means. Let’s take a moment to explore cholesterol further. Cholesterol […]