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October 2013

Is Your Job Killing You?

Feeling stressed these days? You’re not alone. Some 83 percent of working Americans say they feel stressed at their jobs. And that’s not good for anybody’s heart. Here’s why.

When stress occurs, the body releases a hormone called cortisol. Recent studies have shown that people with high levels of cortisol are five times more likely to die of a heart attack or stroke. Stress can also…

For Your Amazing Heart

It’s not that big, roughly the size of your fist, and weighs between 8 to 10 ounces. But during your lifetime, your heart performs some amazing feats of strength and stamina. Here are a few fascinating facts about this life-giving organ.

The average human heart beats 72 times a minute, 100,000 times a day, 3,600,000 times a year and 2.5 billion times during a lifetime!

In one day, your…

All The Ways We Care

The human heart is the engine of life. Taking good care of it is one of our top priorities at Main Street Hospital. Here’s a brief description of some of the many cardiac services and technologies we provide for your family and our community.

Cardiac Catheterization 

Cardiac catheterization is a medical procedure used to both diagnose and treat heart disease. A small hollow tube called a…

Top 5 Excuses For Not Having A Colonoscopy

(And Why They’re Inexcusable)

Cancer of the colon and rectum (colorectal cancer) is the second leading cause of cancer deaths in the United States. That’s the reason everyone should have a colonoscopy at least every 10 years, starting at age 50, according to the American Cancer Society. Unfortunately, 40 percent of Americans who should be screened for colorectal cancer have not been…

Why A Good Night’s Sleep Is Good For Your Heart

Are you having trouble sleeping? Do you wake up feeling tired?

If you’re one of the estimated 70 million Americans who suffer from a sleep disorder, you may have more to worry about than dozing off during the day. Studies have now linked poor sleep to high blood pressure, clogged arteries, heart failure and heart attack. For example, people who snore loudly are twice as likely to have t…

How To Eat Heart Smart

Studies have shown that more than 80 percent of heart disease and stroke is preventable. Protect yourself and your family with a heart-smart diet that includes these six super-healthy foods.

Garlic

Add this seasoning to your food and you’ll help your body slow down the build-up of cholesterol plaque, which can clog your arteries.

Oranges

Oranges contain pectin, a fiber that soaks…

Live What You Learn

Here are five ways you can live a heart-healthy life.

1) Check It Out: Early detection of heart disease is critical. See your doctor on a regular basis to check your blood pressure, heart rate, and levels of cholesterol, a waxy substance that can clog your arteries.

2) Eat Heart Smart: The old saying “you are what you eat” is especially true when it comes to taking care of your heart.

Are You At Risk?

Talk to your doctor if you have any of the following key risk factors for heart disease:

Age: About 82 percent of people who die of heart disease are age 65 or older.

Gender: Males are more at risk, but heart disease is still the #1 cause of death in American women.

Family History: You are more likely to have heart disease if your parents did.

Smoking: Smokers are 2 – 4 times mor…

CEO Message: It’ll Do Your Heart Good

At Main Street Hospital, we take heart disease seriously, offering a full range of advanced technology and medical expertise to diagnose and treat this all-too-common disease. An estimated 84 millions Americans suffer from some form of cardiovascular disease, and more than 700,000 Americans have a heart attack each year. But here’s the good news.

In most cases, heart disease is preventable.

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