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From The Blog

Goodbye to pain after long-delayed hip surgery

Like most people, Blake Robinson was unsettled in the weeks leading up to an orthopedic procedure. But his medical team put him at ease. So much so that looking back now, Blake says he would recommend to anyone in a similar situation that they pursue surgery, too.

February 11, 2019

5 tips to help your teen manage acne

Teenagers with acne may develop low self-esteem and mental health issues. Follow these five tips to help your teenager manage acne.

Manjunatha, M.D. By Manjunatha February 1, 2019

Home care aids recovery after heart-assist implant surgery

Mat Walker has lived with heart problems since 1989, but when things took a turn for the worse, heart surgery was needed. Read how home health care got him back to doing what he loves.

January 31, 2019

Woman gets life back after unexpected hydrocephalus diagnosis

Dorothy Sorlie's decreased mobility was blamed on arthritis and a right foot which needed surgery. Determined to find the root cause, a CT scan was ordered, which showed something more serious.

January 29, 2019

Heart-healthy tips from the front line

Staying heart healthy can be a challenge — especially when good intentions bump into balancing work, family and taking care of yourself. Our Cardiology staff share tips for combating some common pitfalls of heart health.

January 29, 2019

Interval training for heart health

When it comes to exercise, what’s best for your heart: slow and steady, or fast and furious?

January 24, 2019

High blood pressure: The silent killer

High blood pressure can lead to a host of serious problems, including heart attack, heart failure and stroke. That’s why it’s important to know your risk factors for developing high blood pressure — and to take steps to lower your risks.

January 24, 2019

Women and heart disease: Understanding unique signs, risks

Heart disease is the most common cause of death among both men and women in the U.S. But women have unique signs and risk factors that may still be overlooked or misunderstood.

January 24, 2019

5 heart healthy tips

Exercise isn’t the only way to a healthier heart. Try these five tips to keep the (heart) beat.

January 24, 2019

Fat facts: Choose right for heart health

Your body needs fat to function. But not all fats are created equal.

January 24, 2019

Addressing your mental health by identifying the signs of anxiety and depression

How we react to stress shapes our ability to cope with these and other similar events in the future. When individuals struggle to cope with stressful situations, depression and anxiety become more noticeable.

Jolene Hanson LICSW By Jolene Hanson January 22, 2019

Is Botox the fix for all facial wrinkles?

Botox is a great treatment for some, not all, facial wrinkles. Learn about other treatment options that can help restore a more youthful appearance.

Yvonne Pierpont, M.D. By Yvonne Pierpont January 17, 2019