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Myocardial Infarction

The extent of damage sustained by the heart during an MI depends on the severity and location of the blockage, and the speed at which medical treatment is received. Fortunately, there are many ways to prevent atherosclerosis, and to lower the risk for developing a heart attack.


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Dementia Meds May Lead to Harmful Weight Loss: Study

Patients can lose 10 pounds or more, researchers find

Health Tip of the Day

Staying Healthy

You can take some important steps to keep yourself healthy. Here are suggestions from the American Academy of Family Physicians:

  • Don't smoke or use any form of tobacco.

  • Eat a healthy diet.

  • Exercise regularly. Check with your health care provider before starting to exercise if you have been sedentary.

  • Drink alcohol in moderation, if at all.

  • Don't use illegal drugs.

  • Practice safe sex.

  • Use a seat belt when riding in any vehicle.

  • See your health care provider regularly for preventive care.

 

Healthy Living

Stress Management
If you feel overwhelmed by stress, you’re not alone. But you can start to view stress as a fact of life and respond to it in positive ways. Learn the skills to keep stress in check and have a more balanced, healthy life.

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Healthy Pregnancy and Childbirth
Pregnancy is an exciting time for parents-to-be. You want to know as much as you can about your developing baby and how your actions will affect his health. Use this information to help you make informed decisions from conception through delivery.

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Older Adult's Health
Although genetics determines how long we will live, it's the lifestyle we choose that will determine how healthy we are as we age.

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