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Safety Guidelines That May Surprise Pacemaker Wearers

Know the specifics of any safety precautions you need to take for your particular pacemaker. If you have a pacemaker, be cautious around anything with a powerful magnet and some electronic devices. If ...
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5 Surprising Food Swaps for Healthy Hearts

These simple changes can boost heart health - without sacrificing flavor. Heart disease is the number one cause of death in the United States -- one in four deaths are caused by cardiovascular ...
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Break the Cycle of Yo-Yo Dieting

With the New Year upon us, it's tempting to set a resolution to lose those last 3 (or 5, or 10) pounds as fast as possible. In pursuit of those weight-loss goals, it's easy to fall prey to fad ...
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We're Helping Hearts Here, There and Everywhere

Here's a look at just a few of the outstanding cardiology programs throughout St. Joseph Health. You depend on your heart to keep a steady beat. But sometimes hearts need help. That’s why ...
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Saving Hal: Training Our Teams for Top-Quality Stroke Treatment

When Hal, a 51-year-old, half-pack per day smoker, came to Queen of the Valley Medical Center in Napa, California with garbled speech and sensation on just one side of his face, the emergency medical ...
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Mother's Day: Keeping the Women in Our Lives Heart Healthy (Video)

Did you know heart disease is the leading cause of death among women? To honor the women and moms in our lives, Annette Walker, president of strategy, Providence St. Joseph Health, chief executive, ...
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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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