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BE FAST – Know the 6 Warning Signs of a Stroke

 

May is Stroke Month. About 800,000 people in the U.S. have stroke every year, that is about one every 40 seconds. It is the 5th leading cause of death in the United States, and 3rd leading cause of death for African Americans.

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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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Nuts Can Help Keep Your Heart Healthy

According to the American Heart Association, substituting foods high in saturated fats with nuts helps reduce bad or LDL cholesterol.

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Why You Should Try to Cut Salt Our of Your Diet

According to the New England Journal of Medicine, salt is one of the leading culprits in fueling the rise in healthcare costs in America.

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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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‘National Wear Red Day’ for Women in Support of Fight Against Heart disease

Lite Rock 96.9 WFPG encourages you to be the lady in red today!

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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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6 Myths About Heart Disease Debunked to Keep You Healthy

Is is never a bad time to take stock of your ticker to make sure you’re doing all you can to remain healthy and happy.

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