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Heart Valves: 3 Ways They Behave Like School Crossing Guards

Remember your elementary school crossing guard? As you approached the intersection, she’d raise her paddle to halt traffic and let you cross the street safely. Once on the other side, she’d allow traffic through again. Those school crossing guards behave very much like your own heart valves. Your heart valves move blood in one specific […]

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EIRMC’s New Cath Lab: Only the Best for Your Heart

Did you know our first heart cells begin to beat as early as 4 weeks gestation? Or, that our human heart beats over 100,000 times a day? Did you also know that heart disease is the leading health threat—beating out breast cancer for women and prostate cancer for men? In short, our hearts are important, […]

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Exercise… Where Do I Begin?

– Contributed by Tom Stickley, Exercise Physiologist at The EIRMC Wellness Center We live in a world filled with technology and conveniences abounding, so it’s not surprising that many fall short of meeting the minimum standards for physical activity. You may be thinking, “What standard?” For “modest” health benefits, the amount most people should shoot […]

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I Have Heart Failure—Now What?

Heart failure, also called congestive heart failure, is a condition in which your heart is unable to maintain adequate blood circulation to your body. If you have been diagnosed with heart failure, then you are already very aware of the symptoms. You have fatigue, trouble breathing, coughing and wheezing and swollen limbs.  And you just […]

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Get Rid of the Extra, Get an Exercise Physiologist for Weight Loss

Spring is in the air, and as the temperature rises, so too does the desire to get back in shape. For a growing number of Americans, however, the road leading back to a healthy weight can be so steep it may seem impossible. The Centers for Disease Control reports that in 2010, 69 percent of […]

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