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October 2019

Good News for Your Heart

20%    How much your blood flow increases when you laugh hard. Increased blood flow reduces stress, which can cause heart disease.

38%    How much hospitalizations for heart attacks decreased for Medicare patients from 1995 to 2014.

50%    How much you reduce your risk of a heart attack after quitting smoking for one year.

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When Every Second Counts in an an Emergency, Hometown Hospital Is Your First Choice

The sooner you or a loved one receives treatment during a medical emergency, such as a heart attack, stroke or life-threatening injury, the greater your chances for survival. And that makes Hometown Hospital your best choice when you need medical attention fast. Not only are we the medical facility that’s…

Test Your Heart IQ

When it comes to heart disease, knowledge is not only powerful, it can also be life-saving. Test your understanding of heart disease by answering these six true/false questions and then checking the answers below.

A woman is more likely to survive the first year after a heart attack than a man.Taking an aspirin during a heart attack can limit the damage done.Heart disease kills more women…

8 Ways to Reduce High Blood Pressure

More than 100 million Americans have high blood pressure, according to the latest statistics from the American Heart Association. That’s nearly half of all adults in the United States. And anyone with high blood pressure, also known as hypertension, has a greater risk for heart disease and stroke.

Even when a person’s blood pressure is dangerously high, there are usually no signs or…

Heart Disease: Are You At Risk?

Heart disease occurs when blood vessels become narrowed or blocked, which can eventually lead to a heart attack or stroke. Age, gender and family history are universal risk factors and play a role in determining every individual’s risk for heart disease. However, about half of all Americans (47%) have at least one of these three additional risk factors:

High Blood PressureHig…

A Message from the CEO: Lead With Your Heart

Every 40 seconds, someone in America experiences a heart attack. But here’s the good news: Up to 80 percent of heart attacks and strokes are preventable. That’s the reason Hometown Hospital encourages you to take the necessary steps to decrease your risk of having a heart attack. It starts by scheduling an annual physical exam with your personal physician, who can recommend a customized…

Interview with Susan Lucci: Susan’s Heartfelt Mission

After Avoiding a Potentially Fatal Heart Attack, Susan Lucci Is Sharing Her Story to Raise Awareness About Heart Disease
Perhaps best known for her role as Erica Kane in All My Children, Susan Lucci has enjoyed a successful career as an actress, television host, author and entrepreneur for more than four decades. But on October 23, 2018, she found a new calling for her life. That’s the day…

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