Essential health information from local experts

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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Posted: Feb 8, 2018

Catching Lung Cancer Early Saves Lives

Written by SMH Lung Cancer Screening Coordinator Amie Miller

When lung cancer is detected at early stages, survival rates for this deadly disease are dramatically improved. Is lung cancer screening right for you? 
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Posted: Feb 8, 2018

Which Workouts Are Safe During Pregnancy?

Written by SMH Physical Therapist Kristi Kliebert

As a physical therapist, I often get asked questions about exercise, particularly from first-time expectant mothers. Here are the answers to some of the most frequently asked questions about prenatal exercise.
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Posted: Feb 7, 2018

Easy Tips for a Heart-healthy Diet

Written by Registered Dietitian/Nutritionist Lauren McNeil

Through proper diet alone, you can lower your risk of heart attack by more than 60 percent. Try these easy tips from HealthFit Registered Dietitian/Nutritionist Lauren McNeil to keep your heart healthy and happy.
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Posted: Feb 6, 2018

Can DNA Predict Your Cancer Risk?

By Nicole Wood, SMH’s board-certified genetic counselor

Have you ever wondered, “What are the chances that I’ll get cancer?” How do you know whether cancer “runs in the family” or stems from other factors like aging, lifestyle or the environment? Genetic testing can help answer these questions.
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