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November 2012

Test Your Cholesterol IQ (4pg)

Article # 6 (optional) –Test Your Cholesterol IQ

How Much You Know Could Save Your Life

High blood cholesterol increases your risk for heart disease, still the #1 killer of American men and women. With September being Cholesterol Awareness Month, now is the perfect time to have your blood cholesterol level checked. The test is quick, simple and inexpensive. Experts say you should b…

Getting Ready For School (4pg)

Getting Ready For School

Summer is winding down and school is starting up. It’s the perfect time to ensure your children have a safe and healthy school year.

Sports Physical

Many sports require signed permission from a doctor. Your pediatrician is the best choice for conducting a sports physical because he or she is familiar with your child’s medical history. Your doctor will take a…

The Urgency of Emergency (4pg)

The Urgency of Emergency

HOW OUR HOMETOWN ER SAVES LIVES

We hope it never happens to you or a loved one, but our hospital’s Emergency Department can be a real life saver. For heart attacks, strokes, life-threatening injuries and a host of other serious medical conditions, fast access to emergency medical care is critical. For example, in cases of heart attacks or strokes, there is a…

Conquering Cancer (4pg)

Conquering Cancer

September is the month to raise awareness about two of the more preventable forms of cancer.

Prostate Cancer Awareness Week

September 20 – 26

The Facts: Prostate cancer is one of the most common forms of cancer in men. One in six men will be diagnosed with prostate cancer, and more than 35,000 die from the disease every year. In fact, a man is 33 percent more likely…

The Quick 6 (4pg)

Article #2—The Quick 6

Good Health Starts With Knowing These Six Key Numbers

With so much information available, it’s often hard to remember what’s important. So, here’s a simple way to check your health: Know these six key numbers! It will help determine your risk for developing heart disease, diabetes and other health problems.

1) Your Height Check Once A Year Over Age 50  As…

Get Physical (4pg)

Get Physical

Physical therapy is an important but sometimes overlooked part of a patient’s medical treatment. It can help people at every stage of life to reduce pain, improve quality of life, and return to their regular routines. Physical therapists teach exercises and techniques that help patients regain their strength and range of motion. So, don’t forget to ask your doctor if a…

The Surprising Facts Women and Heart Disease (4pg)

The Surprising Facts Women and Heart Disease

“It’s an older man’s disease.” Shattering that myth about heart disease is the main reason the American Heart Association created its Go Red For Women campaign in 2004. By wearing red on Friday, February 3, or any other day throughout the year, you’ll be helping to save lives by raising awareness about the risks of heart disease in women.

The Dangers of Secondhand Smoke (4pg)

The Dangers of Secondhand Smoke

Think secondhand smoke is harmless? Think again. According to the American Cancer Society, the smoke from a lit cigarette is actually more toxic than the smoke inhaled by a smoker. When you breathe the smoke from another person’s cigarette, you’re inhaling nicotine. You’re also breathing in 250 other chemicals known to be harmful, including more than 60…

Are You At Risk From The Silent Killer? (4pg)

Are You At Risk From The Silent Killer?

It’s silent. It’s deadly. Yet it’s inexpensive and easy to treat. It’s high blood pressure, also known as hypertension. About one in three American adults have high blood pressure, and the numbers are increasing, putting more people at a greater risk for heart disease and stroke, as well as for congestive heart failure and kidney…

Campaign to Prevent Heart Disease (4pg)

Campaign to Prevent Heart Disease

To prevent, detect and treat America’s #1 killer, physicians use a full range of technology and resources to provide comprehensive care at three different levels.

Level 1: Detection and Prevention The first step is to see your primary care physician for a complete physical exam. Your doctor will check your blood pressure, heart rate and cholesterol level,…

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