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Minimally invasive heart valve surgery

Posted by Gloria Krueger, P.A.-C.
July 19, 2016

Medical advances have allowed for the development of minimally invasive heart surgery, an umbrella term for a number of procedures that have been developed to decrease pain and the amount of time needed for recovery, with less blood loss, a lower risk of infection and smaller scars.

Resource Center(s): Heart Health, Surgery

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Keep your cool while exercising in the heat

Posted by Chaun Cox MD
July 12, 2016

The warm weather is a perfect motivator to get outside, go for a walk and generally get off the couch and move around. For many people, exercising outdoors certainly feels better than being stuck inside due to the bitter cold. But when our summer goes from warm to hot, exercising could be risky — unless you’re prepared.

Resource Center(s): Exercise and Fitness

Blueberries

The power of blueberries

Posted by Allie Wergin, R.D.N.
July 08, 2016

Often labeled a “superfood,” this little berry is bursting with vitamins and minerals, many of which are classified as antioxidants. Read on for more factoids about blueberries, as well as a special recipe.

Resource Center(s): Nutrition

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