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14 Heart Healthy Tips for Valentine’s Day

One of every three deaths in the U.S. in 2013 was from heart disease, stroke and other cardiovascular diseases, while heart disease and stroke were the number one and two killers worldwide, according to American Heart Association’s 2016 Heart Disease and Stroke Statistics Update. In the U.S. the data showed:

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Surviving heart surgery complication with healthy attitude

No one was more surprised than Diane Thaler of Stoughton when she suffered a massive heart attack. She had no heart disease risk factors, so some people might speculate that its occurrence was due to the ill-fated date: Friday, Dec. 13, 2013.

“Everybody was totally shocked because I ate well, exercised, wasn’t overweight, wasn’t diabetic and didn’t have high blood pressure,” said Thaler, now age 68. “It was quite a surprise to everyone – most of all, to me.”

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What is Deep Vein Thrombosis and how can it be treated?

As we age, our circulation system can lose efficiency, causing a variety of problematic conditions. One such problem is that of undesired clots in the legs. Although clotting is an important safeguard from injury, an unexpected clot can cause pain and swelling and can often be the precursor to a more serious health condition.

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Tips for quitting smoking

Region –If you’re a smoker, quitting is the most important step you can take to protect your health, decreasing the risk of lung disease, cancer, and even early death.

If you want to quit and tried in the past, don’t give up. It often takes several tries before you can quit for good. However, with planning and support, you can become tobacco-free.

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What are varicose veins and how can they be treated?

For much of our lives we go about our business relatively unconcerned with our circulatory systems. However, due to a variety of causes, varicose veins can crop up causing both cosmetic and functional problems. Once a patient notices these troublesome veins it is a wise idea to get a professional assessment. Many times patient’s primary care provider will refer them to a phlebologist specialist.

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Dance therapist connects with multiple generations and needs

A longtime passion for dance progressed to working as a dance/movement therapist for Donna Newman-Bluestein. In recent years, personal family experience compelled her to focus her work on helping people with dementia.

“My father had dementia and I saw that the care he was given was not anywhere near good enough,” she shared. “People with disabilities who cannot speak and advocate for themselves get minimal care. I want to right that wrong.”

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