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Posted: Feb 20, 2018

Ask an Expert: Peripheral Artery Disease (PAD)

Written by SMH Cardiopulmonary Rehab Team Lead Meredith Cleveland

It’s estimated that one in 20 Americans over 50 has peripheral artery disease (PAD), and between 12 and 20 percent of Americans older than 65 suffer from the disease. We spoke with an SMH Cardiopulmonary Rehab specialist to learn more about PAD, its signs and symptoms, and what can be done to diagnose or treat it.
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Posted: Feb 19, 2018

Stroke Prevention, Symptoms & Recovery

Written by SMH Outpatient Care Coordinator Wanda Jackson

When it comes to stroke, every minute counts! And that’s why it’s so important to understand the signs and symptoms, so you can call 9-1-1 immediately.
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Posted: Feb 16, 2018

Ask an Expert: Human Papillomavirus (HPV)

A Q&A with SMH Family Nurse Practictioner Maggie Tabano, ARNP

To learn more about Human Papillomavirus (HPV), the HPV vaccine and cervical cancer, we reached out to SMH Family Nurse Practitioner Maggi Tabano, ARNP. 
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Posted: Feb 14, 2018

Breathe Easy February 2018: Enjoy Yourself

COPD / Pulmonary Disease Support Group Video

Get tips on how to enjoy yourself — on good days and bad days — in this recorded livestream video of the February 2018 Breathe Easy Support Group meeting. 
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Posted: Feb 9, 2018

Take Control of Heart Failure with these Tips

Written by SMH Heart Failure Nurse Specialist Stacey Daggett

Lifestyle factors are the most common reasons heart failure patients are re-admitted to the hospital. If you’re among the thousands with heart failure who are reluctant to modify their style of living, try these behavior tweaks to start managing your disease better today.

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