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Partners in All

After decades of sharing a life together, Mary and John Ross shared consecutive heart procedures in 2016. It was remarkable circumstances that brought them both to Queen of the Valley Medical Center ...
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Miniaturized Heart Device Provides Patients with the Most Advanced Pacing Technology Available

Approximately 3 million people worldwide have pacemakers and an additional 600,000 get implanted each year. Pacemakers are the most common way to treat bradycardia, which is a slow or irregular heart ...
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Turn Up the Heat:  5 Health Benefits of Eating Spicy Food

Research shows certain “hot” foods can help boost overall health. Chili this, jalapeno that, pepper everything else -- the sheer number of new spicy food offerings continue to crop up all ...
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6 Surprising Foods that are Bad for Your Heart

Heart-healthy eating may not be as simple as you think. Not so long ago in history, relatively few Americans had ever heard of terms like cholesterol, body mass index or hypertension. In a world of ...
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These Foods Are All About Omega-3s (Video)

The benefits of omega-3 fatty acids are well-known. Omega-3s are used to regulate blood clotting, build cell membranes and support cell health. They curb inflammation and may help to prevent coronary ...
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7 Things to Do for a Healthy Heart Right Now

Heart disease may be the leading cause of death in America, but being heart smart can help you lower your chances of problems such as cardiovascular disease, heart attack or high blood pressure. Learn ...
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5 Guilt-Free Ways to Get Your Chocolate Fix

February is National Chocolate Lovers' Month, but before you dive into that box of truffles or cut a slice of seven-layer devil's food cake, remember that while chocolate has its health ...
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You're Never Too Busy for a Healthy Heart

I’ll admit my plate is full. As chief executive of St. Joseph Health and partner-in-chief of an ever-growing family of six children and 10 grandchildren, I have a lot on my agenda. And that ...
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Heart Smart: Fascinating Facts, By the Numbers

The heart is small but mighty--an organ, no bigger than the size of two fists, that over the course of an average lifespan can pump enough blood to fill 1 million barrels while beating more than 2.5 ...
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5 Things You Can Tell about Your Health by Your Heart Rate

One of the easiest ways to check in on the state of your health is by measuring your heart rate--all you have to do is feel for your pulse on the side of your neck or the inside of your wrist and ...
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