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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

Blood Pressure
High blood pressure is called the "silent killer" because it has no symptoms. If high blood pressure remains unchecked, it can lead to stroke, heart attack, heart failure, and more. You can stop this silent killer — if you catch it in time.

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Bariatric Surgery
If you’re more than 100 pounds overweight, bariatric surgery may be the solution for you. Use this center to learn about the different types of procedures and the risks and benefits of each.

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