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October 2015

Make a Lifesaving Fashion Statement

February 5, 2016 is the 13th anniversary of Go Red for Women, a nationwide campaign sponsored by the American Heart Association to help raise awareness among women about the dangers of heart (cardiovascular) disease.

Heart disease is the #1 threat to a woman’s health.
Here are some more surprising facts:

Only 1 in 31 women will die of breast cancer, but heart disease causes the death of…

The Cardiac Catheterization Lab

The Cardiac Catheterization (Cath) Lab at Main Street Hospital offers advanced practices and technologies for the diagnosis and treatment of heart disease.

Cardiac Catheterization is a highly specialized technique used to check the health of the heart and the arteries. Nearly one million cardiac catheterizations are performed each year in the United States. The procedure has proven remarkably…

All the Ways We Care

Meet Your Cardiac Care Team, Taking the Fight to Heart Disease in Our Community

Every minute of every day, someone in America dies from heart disease, the leading cause of death in the United States. At Main Street Hospital, we’re not taking that news lying down. We’ve assembled a team of medical experts who provide a comprehensive range of services to help you and your family prevent,…

6 Ways to Save Your Own Life

In addition to having your cholesterol checked, talk to your doctor about these important health screenings.

Weight and Height
Losing as little as five to 10 percent of your body weight can lower your blood pressure and reduce your risk for heart disease and diabetes. How Often: Once a year or more often if overweight.

Body Mass Index (BMI)
Your BMI measures the relation between your…

Test Your Cholesterol IQ

Test your knowledge about cholesterol, one of the major risk factors for heart disease, heart attack and stroke. Answer these six questions True or False and find out how you did below.

The Questions

Thin people don’t need to worry about high cholesterol.
Smoking can raise your cholesterol level.
Cholesterol levels can never be too low.
Women who have been through menopause hav…

Live It Out!

Treating high cholesterol is very effective, but only if you take action.

Before you order your next cheeseburger and fries, think about your cholesterol level.
Cholesterol is a natural fat-like substance produced by the liver. It’s also found in certain foods such as meat, poultry, fish and dairy products. Your body needs cholesterol to work properly—but not too much. Excess cholestero…

CEO Message: Life-Saving by the Numbers

Do you know your cholesterol numbers? If you don’t, you could be risking your life. High cholesterol can cause your arteries to narrow, restricting blood flow and eventually producing heart and circulation problems—even a heart attack or stroke! Take the first step in fighting high cholesterol. Schedule an annual physical exam with your personal physician, who will check your four critica…

Celebrity Spotlight: Nancy O’Dell

NANCY O’DELL is one busy woman. In addition to being the co-host for the syndicated television show Entertainment Tonight since 2011, she’s also a journalist, wife, mother, author and entrepreneur. She recently added designer to her list of
credits debuting her clothing line, The Nancy O’Dell Collection, with EVINE Live. A huge passion of Nancy’s is her philanthropy work; she currently…

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