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Saving Lives through Emergency Angioplasty

By |2023-01-05T16:22:10-05:00January 10th, 2023|Categories: Health A-Z|Tags: |

Research has shown that patients have the best chance of recovery if their arteries are opened within two hours of a heart attack, according to Jatinchandra Patel, DO, medical director of the Cardiovascular Interventional Laboratory at CentraState. Emergency angioplasty, also known as emergency PCI (percutaneous coronary intervention), is a [...]

Patient Liaisons: Trusted Advocates at the Bedside

By |2023-01-05T13:15:44-05:00January 8th, 2023|Categories: Health A-Z|Tags: |

For more than 30 years, CentraState’s patient liaisons have served as a bridge between patients and their clinical teams. Also called patient representatives, these skilled problem-solvers answer patient call bells, convey test times, and let patients know what to expect. They also investigate issues and connect patients with resources, [...]

Is That a Good Number? Understanding Your Blood Pressure Reading

By |2023-01-05T12:04:49-05:00January 5th, 2023|Categories: Health A-Z|Tags: |

High blood pressure (hypertension) is when the force of blood flowing through your blood vessels is consistently too high. Often symptomless, it silently damages blood vessels and can lead to heart attack or stroke. “Because some patients with hypertension will not have symptoms, they are at greater risks for developing [...]

Wellness Steps No Senior Should Skip

By |2023-01-05T11:15:54-05:00January 5th, 2023|Categories: Health A-Z|Tags: , |

The new year is a perfect time to refocus and explore new ways to maximize health and wellness. Joshua Raymond, MD, who specializes in family medicine and geriatrics at CentraState, provides some tips for seniors to improve their physical well-being and mental outlook in ways that deliver significant benefits [...]

All in the Family: Father and Son Sustain Healthier Lives After Bariatric Surgery

By |2023-01-04T13:17:34-05:00January 4th, 2023|Categories: Health A-Z|Tags: , , |

Father and son duo, Clifford and James “Scotty” Daniels, are almost certain that bariatric surgery at CentraState saved their lives. Clifford, a Neptune resident who was diagnosed with diabetes at 27, had watched his weight climb to 435 pounds over the years. He experienced neuropathy in his legs and [...]

Prediabetes Is on the Rise: So Are the Solutions That Help Reverse It

By |2023-01-04T12:39:17-05:00January 4th, 2023|Categories: Health A-Z|Tags: , |

Think having prediabetes is a one-way ticket to diabetes? Think again. Healthy lifestyle changes can help reverse prediabetes—a major CDC study proves it. For several years, CentraState has participated in the CDC-recognized Diabetes Prevention Program. This year-long, evidence-based, healthy lifestyle program helps participants to reverse the progression towards diabetes. [...]

Mental Health Crisis National Lifeline: 988

By |2022-10-03T15:51:51-04:00October 12th, 2022|Categories: Health A-Z|Tags: |

Similar to calling 911 for emergencies, 988 has been nationally designated as the three-digit dialing code that will route callers in mental health, substance use, or suicidal crisis to the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline network. When to Call Suicidal crisis Substance abuse assistance Mental health resources Concerns about a [...]

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