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Should I Be an Organ Donor? – Myths, Facts and What to Consider

Are you an organ donor? If not, do you have reasons why? Some people's reasons are based on myths and inaccuracies, so get the facts about organ donation here so you can make an informed decision.

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Are Your Heart Palpitations Normal or a Sign of Something Serious?

Heart palpitations, or the sensation of your heart skipping beats, can be a scary feeling. That said, it isn't always a cause for concern. We explain why palpitations can be so common and when it makes sense to worry.

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Heart Medications are Common, but So Are Their Myths

Heart medications are commonly prescribed, but have several myths surrounding their application, side effects and even what goes into them. In this article by 2022 Doctor of Pharmacy candidate at the Medical College of Wisconsin, Hue Xiong, you'll learn more about the truth behind them.

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Take Care of Your Heart

In this post by Ascension Dr. Kingston Okrah, you'll learn about heart disease, risk factors and some ways to lower your risk.

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Recognizing a Heart Attack Increases Chances for Recovery

In this article by quality care coordinator, Kris Roloff, we look at recognizing the important signs and symptoms of a heart attack so that you can seek care if you find yourself checking off more than one. Early detection can save lives.

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Myths About Statins Abound, but Do Statins Help?

In this article, registered nurse and quality health coordinator at Network Health, Amanda Springstroh, discusses the connection between statins and diabetes, allowing you to make an informed decision about their use.

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Know When You Need Emergency Heart Care

In this post by Ascension cardiologist, Dr. Kingston Okrah, you'll learn what to look for when it comes to a stroke or heart attack as well as the risk factors to work on avoiding to lower your chance of having a major heart event.

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Holiday Stress Can Increase Chances of Catastrophic Health Events

The holidays can be a stressful time. This could be even worse this year. Find out the risks and what you can do to avoid them this winter.

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February is American Heart Health Month

Heart disease and cardiovascular fitness are surrounded by myths. Let's dive in together and separate fact from fiction for this important and potentially life-saving topic.

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Living Well After a Heart Attack

The post-care for a heart attack is just as important as treating it when it happens. Find out what kind of life after a heart attack is possible with proper post-care and lifestyle adjustments.

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Preventing Heart Disease

Heart disease is a leading killer in the United States, but it's also one of the most preventable conditions. Find out steps you can take to help prevent this deadly disease.

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The Power of Knowing Your Numbers

Read Jeff Lanser's story and find out how important it is to understand vital stats that may betray health issues which are not otherwise apparent - as was Jeff's case.

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Understanding the Updated Blood Pressure Guidelines

he American Heart Association released new standards for healthy blood pressure readings at the end of 2017. Read what's changed and what you need to know.

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Show your Heart Some Love

During the month of February, we celebrate Valentine’s Day, Black History Month, President’s Day, and Random Acts of Kindness Week. Generally, February is the month of love, awareness and appreciation.

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Why is Everyone Wearing Red today?

Today is National Wear Red day to help raise awareness for Heart Disease.The American Heart Association, with the support of President Obama, has declared February National Heart Month.

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It’s All About the Heart

During the month of February, there is a lot of attention paid to matters of the heart. We celebrate Valentine’s Day, Black History Month, President’s Day, even Thank a Mailman Day.

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