Heart Health

March 15, 2019

Kale Yeah! Begin a Plant-Based Diet with this Recipe

A renowned chef and cardiologist walk into a kitchen and step in front of a camera. No, it’s not the beginning of a dad joke, it’s the start of a delicious and hearty dish of Indian-Style Lentils with Carrots and Kale. What was supposed to be a Facebook Live – but turned into a video […]

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February 28, 2019

Why Maintaining a Healthy Heart is Key to a Long and Active Life

By Todd H. Hansen, MD Think of the heart as a pump. Specifically, an electro-mechanical pump that pumps blood through the lungs and throughout the whole body. It actually has electrical wiring that generates electricity. That electric current causes the heart muscles of the pumping chambers to contract to push blood through the arteries of the body. The heart […]

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February 26, 2019

What Happens When There’s an Electrical Storm in Your Heart? – My Healthy Life Podcast: Episode 18

By Ferriss Roberts Our heart beat can give a lot of insight to our heart health. This is especially true when it comes to atrial fibrillation, the most common type of heart arrhythmia. Atrial fibrillation, or AFib, impacts approximately five million Americans with 200,000 new cases each year. Our featured guest in this episode of […]

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February 22, 2019

Don’t Miss a Beat – Signs of Heart Disease You Should Know

It’s Heart Month, and we want you to keep the beat all month long – and beyond! If you missed the discussion on women’s heart health during Facebook Live on Feb. 12 with cardiologist and heart expert Sarah Ciccotto, MD, here’s a recap of our hearty conversation. The signs and symptoms of heart disease: Signs […]

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February 21, 2019

A Higher Standard: Teamwork helped Lucille McClure Survive A Stroke

Having a stroke is a scary and confusing experience. During such a disorienting time, your life is in someone else’s hands. When those hands also happen to be capable and caring, it can make all the difference in your outcome. Lucille McClure of Highlands, and her husband, Richard, said that was definitely the case when […]

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February 14, 2019

The Boyer Family and “The Best, Worst Experience” – My Healthy Life Podcast: Episode 17

By Ferriss Roberts In October 2018, the Boyer family planned a small family reunion in Asheville (pictured). Visiting from northern Michigan, they did all of the things that tourists do when visiting our travel-friendly city that welcomes people to the mountains. They stayed at a cabin, enjoyed meals at one of the many award-winning restaurants […]

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February 8, 2019

Michele Pilon: Transylvania Regional Hospital Helps Community Members Lower Their Risk for Heart Disease, Recover from a Heart Attack and Raise Awareness about Women’s Heart Health

By Michele Pilon President/Chief Nursing Officer, Transylvania Regional Hospital We associate February with love, and this year I ask you to love yourself by learning about how to take care of your heart. February is National Heart Month which makes it the ideal time to remind everyone that Transylvania Regional Hospital (TRH) is dedicated to […]

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February 8, 2019

What You Can Expect from a Nation’s Top Heart Hospital (Infographic)

When IBM Watson Health announced its list of the nation’s 50 Top Cardiovascular Hospitals last fall, Mission Hospital found itself among the nation’s best centers for heart care for the thirteenth time. Who said 13 isn’t a lucky number? Mission Health is proud to celebrate Heart Month this February knowing that our patients and families here […]

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February 8, 2019

Becky Carter: Blue Ridge Regional Hospital Seeks to Raise Awareness about Gender Disparities and Heart Disease

By Becky Carter President/Chief Nursing Officer, Blue Ridge Regional Hospital Hearts are the theme for February. Aside from Valentine’s Day celebrating romance, February is also National Heart Month. Heart disease remains the No. 1 killer of Americans. We talk a lot about how to lower our risk for heart disease by eating better, avoiding tobacco, […]

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February 8, 2019

Karen Gorby: Heart Health and Heart Attack in Women: It Looks Different

By Karen Gorby President/Chief Nursing Officer, Angel Medical Center You might have noticed that many people wear red on the first Friday of each February. National Wear Red Day is a symbolic way to raise awareness about women and heart disease, and honor the women in our lives who we’ve lost to, or suffer from, […]

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