Posts Categorized: Heart Health

Six helpful heart health tips for women

Heart disease is the nation’s leading killer of women. More women die of heart disease than all other cancers combined. At some point in their lives, 90% of women will experience one or more symptoms of heart disease. Hence, women need to recognize the risk factors causing cardiovascular disease to effectively prevent it. Below are…
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Achy Breaky Heart Syndrome

We have all experienced a broken heart before, whether it be from a relationship, grieving someone or something, rejection, etc. What a lot of people do not know is that broken heart syndrome is a real condition. Broken heart syndrome, also called stress-induced cardiomyopathy or Takotsubo cardiomyopathy, is a heart condition that is brought on…
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Congestive heart failure: Stop it before it stops you!

Congestive heart failure (CHF) is a chronic progressive condition that affects the pumping power of your heart muscle. While often referred to as heart failure, CHF specifically refers to the stage in which fluid builds up within the lungs and body due to the weakened heart muscle. As blood flow out of the heart slows,…
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Hands-Only CPR

Every hour, almost 40 Americans suffer a cardiac arrest and fewer than one in 10 will survive. In 2018, there were more than 1,700 cardiac arrests in Jefferson County. Without critical medical care, that meant that less than 200 people in Jefferson County would have survived. What can the average person do to help increase…
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