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November 2014

How An Aspirin a Day Can Keep a Heart Attack Away

Want to avoid a heart attack? Who doesn’t! That’s the reason physicians recommend that people with a high risk for a heart attack take an aspirin every day.

So how does aspirin help prevent heart attacks? Simply put, aspirin “thins” the blood. It makes the blood less sticky, so that it’s less likely to clump together and form a blood clot. Most heart attacks occur when a clot blocks…

All The Ways We Care

Fighting Heart Disease in Four Key Stages

For almost every American, the effects of heart disease strike close to home all too often. About every 20 seconds, someone in America has a heart attack or stroke. That’s 1.5 million heart attacks and strokes each year. At Main Street Hospital, we are committed to giving our community the services and expertise needed to prevent and treat heart…

Minimally Invasive Surgery

Small Incisions Offer Big Benefits for Patients

Not so long ago, having surgery meant hiding a long scar. But today, most hospitals nationwide offer minimally invasive surgery that requires only tiny incisions that are virtually undetectable after the surgery.

One of the most common forms of minimally invasive surgery is known as laparoscopic surgery. With this technique, three or four very…

Heart Disease By The Numbers

When it comes to having a healthy heart, it really is a game of numbers. By seeing your primary care physician on an annual basis, you can stay on top of these important numbers and help your doctor find heart problems at an earlier stage.

Blood Pressure
Your blood pressure has two numbers. The first measures the pressure in your arteries when the heart pumps out blood; the second measures…

Live It Out

Did you know that about 80 percent of strokes can be prevented! Don’t be one of the almost 800,000 Americans who suffer a stroke every year. Here are five simple ways you can reduce your risk of stroke.

1  See Your Doctor.
Regular screenings of your blood pressure, cholesterol levels and weight are essential to determine your risk for stroke and heart disease.

2  If You Smoke,…

From The CEO

Making Noise About “The Silent Killer”
by Name Name, CEO

It’s a silent and deadly disease, yet it’s easy to treat. I’m talking about hypertension, commonly known as high blood pressure. Hypertension is often called The Silent Killer because there are usually no signs or symptoms, even when a person’s blood pressure is dangerously high. About one in three American adults have hig…

Are You At Risk?

About 75% of people who have a stroke for the first time also have high blood pressure.

Also known as hypertension, high blood pressure is one of the three key risk factors for heart disease. The other two are high cholesterol (LDL) levels and smoking. Almost half of Americans (49%) have a least one of the these three risk factors. For example, 67 million Americans have high blood pressure.

A Second Chance at Life

Mark McEwen almost died from a stroke. Now he’s sharing his insights to raise awareness about the fourth leading cause of death in the U.S.

For 15 years, Mark McEwen was the weatherman for the national television show “CBS This Morning.” While at CBS, he also worked as an entertainment reporter, covering 16 Oscar, Grammy, Golden Globe and Country Music Association award shows as well as…

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