Lower your risk for stroke!

Getting the right amount of sleep each night can reduce your risk of a stroke. Getting 7-8 hours of sleep each night, along with exercise can decrease your chances of a stroke. Getting more or less than 8 hours of sleep can increase your chances of having a stroke significantly! Make sure to get the appropriate amount of sleep and exercise each day!
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New Years Resolution

Is your New Year’s resolution to quit smoking?  While cold turkey is great for some, it might not be right for you or have long lasting results.  Talk to your healthcare provider for tips on how to finally stop smoking.
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Don’t Forget!

Developing a routine can help you remember to take your medications.   One good idea is to take your medications as directed at the same time every day.  A pill organizer is another great way to maintain a routine. 
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Improving Your Cholesterol

Dietary change is a great place to start.  Healthy eating habits take effort, so ease into new habits.  Start by increasing fruits and vegetables.  Take advantage of the seasonal produce.   Focus on whole grain foods, skinless poultry and lean meat, fatty fish like salmon and tuna, unsalted nuts and seeds and oils such as olive, canola, or corn.
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Blood Pressure

Blood pressure is the force of the blood pushing against the walls of arteries. This can weaken the arteries leaving you at risk for a stroke or heart attack. Have your blood pressure checked regularly and follow your doctor’s advice to control it!
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Learning CPR

Learning CPR is a great way to become prepared to help a loved one suffering from cardiac arrest. During cardiac arrest, seconds count and receiving CPR can double or triple a victim’s chance of survival. Contact the American Heart Association to learn about CPR classes near you!
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Quit Smoking

Your health is greatly affected by your decision to use tobacco products. If you have made the decision to quit but are having trouble getting started please visit this website to see the options available for you. http://smokefree.gov/explore-quit-methods
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What is a Stent?

A stent is a small coil that is placed in a narrow artery by using a catheter. The stent helps improve blood flow by opening the artery and allowing the blood to flow more easily. Stents are often used to treat angina caused by Coronary Artery Disease.
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Nuclear Imaging

Nuclear Imaging is a way of checking blood flow in a patient’s heart. The patient is given a  tracer and a scan is performed to study the way blood flows through the patient’s heart muscle. The doctor is able to read the test results and make decisions about further treatment.
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Women Against Heart Disease

Heart Disease is not just a man’s disease. It is estimated that 43 million women in the U.S. are affected by Cardiovascular Diseases. You can help in the fight against heart disease by not smoking, maintaining a healthy weight, being active and eating healthy!
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