Archive | June, 2015

Is Heart Disease Genetic?

Maybe you already know that heart disease is the number one cause of death in the US. You consider yourself to be pretty healthy, so you don’t think you should be too concerned. Then, you find out that your grandmother—who passed away when you were little—had heart disease. You begin to wonder: If grandma had […]

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Become a Pet Partner Volunteer at EIRMC!

Want to make a difference? You and your pet may qualify to become a volunteer Pet Partner at Eastern Idaho Regional Medical Center! Pet Partners and their pets interact with patients from many different areas of the hospital, working to bring them joy through animal interaction. EIRMC is actively looking for those who want to […]

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5 Reasons Why A Heart Arrhythmia Can Be So Dangerous

Your heart is an electrical powerhouse. It beats 100,000 times, pumping nearly 2,000 gallons of blood—daily—all thanks to its internal electrical system. And the beat goes on, until a kink in the electrical system causes it to malfunction. When electrical activity interrupts the heart, it’s called an arrhythmia. This can cause the heart to beat […]

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Fire And Water: Summer Safety Tips To Prevent Child Drownings And Burns

Fire and water may be opposing forces of nature, but both are leading causes of injury in children, especially during the warm summer months. Here are tips to help keep your children safe from drowning and burns this summer. Drowning When the summer heat hits, kids may want to jump into the nearest body of […]

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