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October 2021

Timeline of a Heart Attack

In the next 40 seconds, someone in America will have a heart attack. That’s more than 800,000 heart attacks each year. If you or a loved one thinks you are having a heart attack, Hometown Hospital is ready 24/7 to provide life-saving care when every second counts. Here’s a timeline of what happens during a typical heart attack.

Years in the MakingHeart attacks don’t happen…

45 is the New 50

New Guidelines for Colorectal Screening

For decades, the American Cancer Society recommended that adults who are at average risk for colorectal cancer start having regular colonoscopies at age 50. Recently, however, that recommendation has changed.

The newest guideline is that colorectal cancer screenings should begin at age 45.

Why the change? Cases of colorectal cancer are on the ris…

Our Life-Saving Skills, Technology and Expertise Are Standing By

When a potential heart attack victim arrives at Hometown Hospital, our team of ER physicians, nurses and medical specialists take immediate action. Their first treatments focus on opening the blockage that triggered the attack. Beta-blockers decrease chest pain and improve blood flow. ACE Inhibitors block the production of an enzyme that causes blood vessels to narrow. Oxygen therapy helps…

Test Your Heart IQ

1) Women under 50 are more likely than men of the same age to die of a heart attack.2) Most heart attacks occur at night.3) A yearly flu shot may benefit your heart.4) Living alone has no impact on your heart health.5) One in three American adults have high blood pressure.

1) True. In fact, a woman under 50 is twice as likely to die of a heart attack compared to a man her same age.2)…

Heart Disease: What every woman needs to know

It’s a common misperception that heart disease mainly affects men. The truth, however, is that heart disease is the leading cause of death for women in the U.S. Even though women have fewer heart attacks than men, women are 60 percent more likely to die in the first year after an attack. Given these facts, here’s some basic health information about heart disease that every woman needs to…

Are You at Risk?

6 Numbers to Know By Heart

A healthy life starts with a healthy heart, and the key to a healthy heart is to lower your risk for heart disease by tracking these six key numbers.

1. Blood Pressure

Key Number: 120/80 or Below

Blood pressure (BP), also called hypertension, is the force of your blood against the walls of your arteries. If your blood pressure is more than 120/80 but…

A Message from the CEO

How to Heal a Broken Heart

According to the American Heart Association at least 48 percent of American adults have some form of heart disease which can include everything from coronary heart disease to high blood pressure. Heart disease is also the leading cause of death for both men and women. Here’s the good news. An estimated 80 percent of heart disease is preventable. With February…

A Heart in Motion

Since her open-heart surgery, Amy Grant has been singing the praises of heart-healthy living.

In 1991, singer Amy Grant released her album Heart in Motion which sold more that five million copies and included five Billboard Top 10 singles. In 2021 the six-time Grammy winner released a double-disc 30th anniversary edition of that iconic album featuring never before released tracks and updated…

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