February 17, 2017

What is Code STEMI? Quick Heart Attack Response Could Save Your Life

By Jennifer Sellers During a heart attack, time loss is muscle loss, said Angela Solesbee, RN, CCCC, STEMI Coordinator for Mission Heart. Delayed treatment can increase damage to the heart muscle and also increase the risk of death. In the past, this was a particular danger for heart attack patients who live and work in […]

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February 17, 2017

Fun Twist for a Healthy Side Dish – Garlic Braised Kale with Toasted Farro

It’s easy to get in a rut, cooking the same handful of side dishes for dinner. Add a little variety to your healthy options with this tasty side dish. Garlic Braised Kale with Toasted Farro Ingredients 2¾ cups Farro, dry 1 qt Boiling water 2¾ cup Kale, fresh, chopped 2/3 cup Leeks, fresh, chopped 1 […]

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February 13, 2017

Health Benefits of Chocolate – What Is Flavanol, and How Does It Help Your Heart?

By Laura Tolle Registered Dietitian So, you want to give your Valentine some chocolate. Go ahead, but keep it on the healthier side. Is that possible? Yes, here’s the why and how. The cacao bean is actually rich in a type of plant nutrient called flavonoids. Flavonoids are found in a variety of fruits and […]

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February 13, 2017

Babies Can Get Cavities, Too? Yes, But It’s Avoidable

By Katherine Jowers, DDS Mission Children’s Hospital I was talking about my rough day at work with a friend. When I told her I had to remove teeth from a one-year-old child in the operating room, she was stunned. “You mean babies can get cavities?” Yes. Yes they can. I see it every day — […]

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February 10, 2017

Adventures In Wellness – Change is Good

In this recurring blog series, Karen allows us to follow along on her journey toward better health. She has set her mind to losing weight and getting fit, and to help her reach those goals, she is tapping into a number of resources Mission Health has to offer.  By Karen Vernon “You never change,” my physician […]

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February 10, 2017

My Healthy Life Podcast: Episode 9 – Can Food Really Fuel Your Heart?

Picture this: actually taking the cholesterol out of your arteries. If you don’t think “you are what you eat,” think again. In this episode of My Healthy Life, we learn about the power of food as medicine in fueling our hearts, minds and bodies. Each February, which is designated as Heart Month, we recognize the […]

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February 9, 2017

Epilepsy Explained – A Misunderstood, But Treatable, Condition

By Jennifer Sellers Epilepsy is a disorder in which people experience seizures. That’s fairly common knowledge. Beyond that basic understanding, however, is a lot of confusion. For example, many people don’t realize there are different kinds of seizures. Nor are they aware of how to respond to someone who’s having a seizure. Suzette LaRoche, MD, […]

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