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A Woman’s Heart Attack: Subtle Symptoms You Need to Know!

By |2021-11-24T09:30:39-05:00April 11th, 2021|Categories: Women’s Health|Tags: , |

An estimated 44 million women in the U.S. are affected by cardiovascular diseases. Enhance your well-being and heart health by learning these subtle symptoms that can signal something isn’t right. Increased pressure in the chest or heartburn (While both men and women can feel like there’s an elephant on [...]

Dining (Out) to Your Heart’s Content: Heart-Healthy Takeout and Delivery Tips

By |2021-06-16T15:02:49-04:00February 9th, 2021|Categories: Health A-Z|Tags: , |

By Caryn Alter, MS, RD, FAND, Registered Dietitian Cardiac Rehabilitation at CentraState Medical Center Eating healthy while dining out has always been a challenge. At least in pre-COVID times, you could ask your server questions about how the food was prepared. Now with so many of us giving up [...]

Food Label Facts at Your Fingertips

By |2021-06-16T15:01:47-04:00February 1st, 2021|Categories: Health A-Z|Tags: , |

By Caryn Alter, MS, RD, FAND, Registered Dietitian Cardiac Rehabilitation at CentraState Medical Center Whether you’re purchasing your groceries online or perusing foods from your pantry, it’s essential to understand how the Nutrition Facts label impacts your health. The label format has recently been revised and improved by the [...]

Heartful Living

By |2020-02-03T12:13:11-05:00January 14th, 2020|Categories: Health A-Z|Tags: , |

Lifestyle changes go a long way to reducing your risk for heart disease, heart attack, and stroke. Here’s how the women of CentraState’s Cardiac Services stay mindful about their heart health: Before eating, I ask: Is this food going to be my medicine, or is this going to cause [...]

Million Hearts Program Puts Cardiac Health into Focus

By |2020-02-27T11:27:11-05:00October 29th, 2018|Categories: Health A-Z|Tags: , |

Last year, Family Practice of CentraState and several other CentraState physician practices were selected to participate in the Million Hearts® Cardiovascular Disease Risk Reduction Model program, the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services’ five-year initiative to reduce heart attack and stroke risk. Since then, participating patients have reduced their [...]

CentraState’s First Endovascular Bilateral Iliac Endograft Repair

By |2018-09-05T15:44:14-04:00May 29th, 2018|Categories: Health A-Z|Tags: , , |

Long-Time First Responder Marks Another First Bart Amburgey, an 87-year-old lifelong resident of New Egypt, is considered by many as a legend in his hometown. Earning the nickname “Father Bart” for his reputation as a role model and storyteller, he has volunteered in his community throughout his life—including 47 [...]

Cardiac Rehab Ensures That the Show Goes on for Comedian

By |2020-04-28T11:28:56-04:00May 11th, 2018|Categories: Health A-Z|Tags: , , , |

Larry Donsky is known for cracking jokes and making people laugh, but when he suffered a heart attack last June, he got serious about his health with cardiac rehabilitation. Active in the men’s club of his adult community and the local Italian-American club, the 77-year-old Jackson resident regularly booked [...]

Women’s Heart Program Helps Louise Prevent a Heart Attack

By |2018-11-13T16:29:43-05:00April 12th, 2018|Categories: Health A-Z|Tags: , , , |

Feeling in the peak of health, 65-year-old Louise Cassar of Jackson visited her primary care physician in early February 2013 for her annual physical exam. To her surprise, the electrocardiogram (EKG), a routine part of the exam, revealed a slight abnormality. Despite Louise having had no symptoms that would [...]


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