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Shoveling Snow? Follow Your Heart And Read This First

The snow is covering your car, your house, your whole town. Yep, winter’s officially here. So, you put on your winter gear, grab the shovel from the garage, and get to work clearing the driveways and sidewalks. It might be the right thing to do for your home, but is it the right thing to [...]

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21 hours per week - the amount of time family caregivers spend helping a loved one with daily activities.

Self-Care For the Caregiver: 3 Common Family Caregiver Health Issues

Your life as a caregiver is all about taking care of someone else. Along the way, it’s easy to forget about your own health. While you’re cooking meals, lifting your disabled loved one after a fall or keeping track of  medications, you have somehow ignored your own doctor’s appointments. And when was the last time [...]

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What is a Coronary Artery Bypass?

A lot of life’s problems are things we can fix on our own. If you buy a bum car, you can (gulp) buy a new one. If you spill grape juice on the couch, you can flip the cushion. And family arguments can be resolved with a little compromise and a lot of love. But [...]

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Rehab for your Heart

Rebuild. Restore. Readapt. Redeem. Rejuvenate. Repair. Refresh. Revitalize. What do these words have in common? Ok, obviously they all start with the prefix “re.” But they are all very important parts of yet another “re” word—rehabilitation. The term “rehab” covers a wide scope; there are many different forms of rehab that help patients with a [...]

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Not Keeping the Beat—What Is a Heart Murmur?

A heart murmur is an unordinary sound heard during a heartbeat, which is detectable with a stethoscope. A regular heartbeat can be compared to the steady flow of a stream—constant, smooth and quiet. A heart murmur, however, sounds more like rushing water as it surges and then subsides—it often sounds like whooshing or swishing. The [...]

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