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It's a bird...it's a plane...it's your heart?

September 04, 2017
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Atrial Fibrillation (also known as Afib) is an irregular heart beat that can present in many different ways. Some people don’t feel palpitations, but instead feel dizzy, weak or lightheaded. And still others feel nothing at all. So why should you care?

Quiz: Do you exercise better alone or with people?

June 22, 2017
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Whether you’re trying to get that summer body, lose weight, or gain muscle, getting fit and healthy is not always an easy task. Take this quiz to find out if you exercise better alone or with other people. Some of your answers to these questions may surprise you.

Married men are more likely to go to the doctor, here’s why

May 23, 2017
Health statistics suggest that married men go to the doctor more often than single men – and it may be because they were encouraged by their spouses to get regular checkups.

Health statistics suggest that married men go to the doctor more often than single men – and it may be because they were encouraged by their spouses to get regular checkups.

Be a wise health consumer: How to avoid fraud and scams

March 22, 2017
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Fraudulent and unproven health products and services are a common problem, and billions of dollars are spent every year to promote them. What can you do to avoid scams? Here are some common red flags to watch for.

The worst lies you tell your doctor

March 20, 2017
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Going to the doctor can be scary or embarrassing for patients -- and this can sometimes lead them to lie to their physician. A little lie can't hurt, can it? When it comes to your health, it certainly can. You could be preventing an accurate diagnosis and hurting your chances for a longer, healthier life.

Can you recognize a heart attack? It might not be so easy

February 27, 2017
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Do you know what a heart attack looks like? The signs can be different for men and women. This graphic can help you recognize a heart attack.

Signs of early heart failure: When you should visit your doctor

February 20, 2017
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It’s an inevitable truth that we are all aging. And while it’s quite normal to lose some verve due to natural aging, it’s important to understand that fatigue and general tiredness may also be caused by a malfunctioning heart.

Anxiety versus heart attack: When to get help

February 17, 2017
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Unfortunately, panic attacks and heart attacks can feel frighteningly similar. Both can cause shortness of breath, chest pains and dizziness. Here’s what to do in a scary and uncertain situation.

 


Why all women should be aware of SCAD

February 16, 2017
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As a woman, I am especially concerned with heart disease. It’s the No. 1 killer of women in the U.S., attributed to 1 in 3 deaths each year. What’s even more concerning is the added risk of a specific heart attack unlike anything that’s commonly seen. A heart attack that not only affects healthy older women but women in their 30s as well. These heart attacks are caused by spontaneous coronary artery dissection, or SCAD.

Swedish to offer ventricular assist device as part of new heart failure program

February 14, 2017
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Swedish Medical Center, Puget Sound’s largest provider of cardiovascular care, won a competitive grant in 2014 and founded the John L. Lock Jr. Advanced Cardiac Support Program. Three years later, we are one of the most comprehensive congestive heart failure programs in the Pacific Northwest. Now, we are expanding our advanced heart failure services to include left ventricular assist devices (LVAD).

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