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Preventing Stroke with an Advanced Minimally Invasive Procedure for Carotid Artery Disease

By |2023-10-11T11:39:00-04:00October 9th, 2023|Categories: Health A-Z|Tags: , , |

Up to one-third of strokes are caused by carotid artery disease, a buildup of plaque in the main arteries in the neck that supply oxygen-rich blood to the brain. Without treatment, this buildup can slow blood flow or dislodge plaque that travels to the brain, causing a stroke. Some [...]

5 Ways to Prevent Pickleball Injuries

By |2023-09-29T15:53:46-04:00September 29th, 2023|Categories: Health A-Z|Tags: |

Pickleball has become America’s fastest growing sport – probably because it has physical and social benefits and can be played at any age or skill level. But injuries sometimes happen, particularly in people over age 60. About 60% of pickleball injuries are sprains, strains and fractures. If you’ve joined [...]

Smoother Back-to-School Transitions

By |2023-07-19T13:03:31-04:00July 12th, 2023|Categories: Health A-Z|Tags: , |

For kids, nothing beats summer’s bright and balmy months for rest, rejuvenation, and fun. But the season is always fleeting – and back-to-school concerns may soon present themselves, especially for adolescents transitioning to new schools. According to CentraState child and adolescent psychiatrist Ankur Desai, MD, the transitions from elementary [...]

Better Bone Health

By |2023-07-20T13:03:12-04:00July 12th, 2023|Categories: Health A-Z|Tags: , |

Summer’s warmth and light lure us to get up, out, and move. Because weight-bearing exercise can trigger bone growth, additional activity in the summer is just one of several reasons the season is a great time to improve your bone health, according to CentraState rheumatologist Sawsan Najmey, MD. “People [...]

Joyful Movement

By |2023-07-13T09:31:10-04:00July 12th, 2023|Categories: Health A-Z|Tags: |

If movement is medicine, then we should be doing more of it. What’s the best way to move more? Make it fun! You won’t be alone in this pursuit – in fact, the hashtag “#joyfulmovement” is trending on social media. The idea behind joyful movement is that there are [...]

Staying Positive After a Heart Attack

By |2023-07-20T13:00:37-04:00July 12th, 2023|Categories: Health A-Z|Tags: |

A cardiac condition requires medical management for life, a reality that can be discouraging. Research shows that one in five people develops depression and one in three develops severe anxiety after being hospitalized for a cardiac event. “Patients are often scared to be physically active after cardiac surgery,” explains [...]

Flipping the Script on a First-time Birth

By |2023-07-18T14:55:01-04:00July 12th, 2023|Categories: Pregnancy and Parenting|Tags: , , |

When Rebecca Pauley learned she was pregnant, she envisioned a routine birthing experience. However, baby Rafael had his own plans. CentraState’s team in the delivery room helped her avoid a C-section and give birth to her baby boy safely. A Morganville resident born at CentraState, Rebecca discussed her birth [...]


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