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New Treatment Options for Serious Condition

An aortic aneurysm is a bulging of the aorta, the main artery in our body that extends from our heart to our abdomen. Aortic aneurysms can weaken the aorta and increase the risk of a rupture, causing extensive internal bleeding.  Unless treated immediately, they can lead to shock and death.

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Watch Heart Dedicate Song to Young, Local Fan Who Died

Francie Trout is an old friend and radio co-worker of mine who I keep in touch with via Facebook.  Her post last week caught my attention and I thought I would share the story with you.

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Reduce Swelling With Compression Therapy

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When the heart weakens and pumps blood less effectively, fluid can slowly build up, creating leg edema. If fluid buildup occurs rapidly, fluid in the lungs (pulmonary edema) can develop. If there is heart failure of the right side of the heart, oftentimes edema can develop in the abdomen, as well.

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Local AEDs Save Lives

An Automated External Defibrillator, or AED, is an important piece of equipment that can be used by anyone to save lives. The AtlantiCare Red Dress Reception is a great event that helps increase awareness of heart disease as it raises funds funds to place AEDs in our community. Robin Stoloff talks with a local cardiologist about AEDs and the Red Dress Reception in her weekly program, Living Well With Robin Stoloff on Lite Rock 96.9 Sundays 9-11am.

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Something Fishy: Reducing the Risk of Heart Disease

Studies show that including fish high in omega-3 fatty acids such as salmon, herring, sardines, and tuna in our diet can reduce the risk of heart disease by a third or more.

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Stroke: Know the Warning Signs

According to the American Stroke Association, the best way to remember the warning signs of a stroke are with the acronym FAST, which stands for:

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Living Well: How Your Weight Affects Your Heart

According to the Journal of the American College of Cardiology, carrying excess weight around the middle raises blood pressure and blood lipids and does other heart damage. 

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Living Well: Quit Smoking Today, Your Heart Wants It

Smoking is a nasty habit and one of the top controllable risk factors for heart disease.

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Focus on Your Heart Health This February

February – the month of  love, romance and affection – the emotional side of our heart.

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IMPOSSIBLE TRIVIA: After ‘Got Milk?’, What Was Named 2nd Best All-Time Product Slogan?

Sisters Ann and Nancy Wilson first showed the world that women can rock when their band, Heart, stormed the charts in the ‘70’s with hits like “Crazy on You,” “Magic Man,” “Barracuda,” “Straight On,” and so many more.

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Impossible Trivia Solved! What’s the Unhappiest Profession?

Sisters Ann and Nancy Wilson first showed the world that women can rock when their band, Heart, stormed the charts in the ‘70’s with hits like “Crazy on You,” “Magic Man,” “Barracuda,” “Straight On,” and so many more.

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IMPOSSIBLE TRIVIA: This Job is the Unhappiest Profession?

Sisters Ann and Nancy Wilson first showed the world that women can rock when their band, Heart, stormed the charts in the ‘70’s with hits like “Crazy on You,” “Magic Man,” “Barracuda,” “Straight On,” and so many more.

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