Plan for It: Cardiac Arrest & How to Respond

Cardiac arrest is a quickly occurring, life-threatening emergency. During cardiac arrest, the heart’s electrical system malfunctions. This causes irregular heart rhythms, known as arrhythmias. If the heart stops and you don’t act fast, it can lead to death. Here’s what you need to know about this...

Emergency Care
Cardiovascular Care
General Health & Wellness

The Do's and Don'ts of Exercising While Pregnant

Exercising while pregnant can help reduce back pain, ease constipation, keep your heart and lungs healthy, promote healthy weight gain, boost your mood, strengthen muscles, and improve your overall fitness. Ask your OB/GYN before you begin exercising and keep these do’s and don’ts in mind! Is It...

Maternity
Diet & Fitness

What Exactly Happens During a Heart Attack?

Heart disease is the leading cause of death for American men and women. Heart attacks, in particular, affect about 720,000 Americans each year. If you have had a heart attack or know someone who has, you may be curious about what leads up to a heart attack and what it means. Learn what’s happening...

Emergency Care
Cardiovascular Care
Healthy Aging

Valentine's Day Without the Added Sugar

Valentine’s Day is a great time to enjoy the sweets things—friends, family, and other loved ones—but all the candy and baked goods this holiday brings add to a bitter reality. According to the American Heart Association, a diet with too much added sugar can significantly increase your likelihood of...

Diet & Fitness
Diabetes
Children's Health
General Health & Wellness
Weight Loss

Body After Baby: What to Expect

For soon-to-be mothers, knowing what your body can anticipate after your baby’s arrival can help you prepare for the physical changes to come. From sore nipples and breasts to vaginal and abdominal pain, your body will need time to adjust and heal from childbirth. Here’s what to expect for your...

Maternity
Women's Health

The Most Common Causes of Winter Emergencies

While medical emergencies can happen at any time during the year, the winter season brings a few unique hazards. From falls and slips to burns and cuts, some injuries require immediate medical attention. You may need to make a quick decision on where you should go to treat your symptoms. To help...

Emergency Care

10 Ways to Manage Your Blood Pressure

If you have high blood pressure, it means the force of your flowing blood against vessel walls is consistently high. This can put stress on your heart and damage your arteries in the process, leading to a buildup of plaque, which narrows your arteries even further. A clot or blockage can result and...

Cardiovascular Care

5 Foods That Improve Thyroid Function

Is your thyroid functioning properly? If your thyroid is not producing enough hormones, a condition known as hypothyroidism, it can affect your body in negative ways and leave you feeling sluggish. Thyroid hormones are essential as they regulate energy levels, metabolism, body temperature, mood,...

Thyroid
Diet & Fitness

3 Things to Know About Cervical Cancer

Cervical cancer is the second most common cancer among women around the world, and it can affect women of all ages. Thanks to preventative vaccines, rates of cervical cancer have decreased in recent years. However, early detection is vital to surviving this cancer. Check out these three important...

Women's Health
Oncology

Fitness for the Whole Family

The benefits of physical activity are clear. Kids and adults who stay active have a healthier weight, stronger muscles and bones, and a decreased likelihood of developing certain diseases. Physical activity can also boost confidence and lessen feelings of depression. As children age, they often...

General Health & Wellness
Children's Health
Diet & Fitness