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Do you like smoothies? Of course you do, everyone likes smoothies, especially while we are still trying to beat this heat. Did you know that they are super easy to make? You can also use your frozen fruit that we talked about last week. Here are a few short steps to making a refreshing ice-cold healthy smoothie at home:
 
1.    Decide what fruit you want to make your smoothie. It can be one type of fruit or a combo of your choice.
 

Freezing Fruit is the Ticket to a Healthy Snack while Beating the Hot Sun

The summer sun in this part of the country knows no mercy. It’s hot outside. Cooling down is a must. Why not cool down and be healthy at the same time? Freezing fruit is not only a good way to preserve the length of time your produce lasts, it is the perfect summertime snack for you and your children.

Health care providers, as well as researchers, have touted the benefits of a diet rich in fruits in vegetables for quite a while, as they help to reduce blood pressure, high cholesterol, the risk of stroke, and even help to prevent some forms of cancer. However, grabbing an apple for a snack instead of a bag of chips or adding a serving of green beans to dinner is not always the preferred choice for many of us. For each of these healthier decisions, our body - and mind - will benefit and it’s easier than you may realize to add more of them to your diet.

Advanced cardiology care is now available in Claremore. Hillcrest Hospital Claremore has opened a new cardiac catheterization lab, which began seeing patients in January.

Gary Hageman, 70, a heart attack survivor at the age of 58, never thought he would have to endure another heart procedure. He experienced a heart attack twelve years prior, resulting in a quadruple bypass surgery in Fort Smith, AR. Aware of his past history and heart health, Gary and his wife, Artheia, decided to move to Claremore, OK two years ago. They knew they needed to be closer to quality healthcare. Gary began looking for a cardiologist and was referred to Dr.

This early cold snap in November may be interesting to meteorologists, an inconvenience to anyone required to spend time outdoors and finally a reason to pull out your big winter coat. However, to the 49 percent of Americans at risk for heart disease and those already diagnosed, this weather is nothing to take lightly. Statistics show winter is a high-risk time for heart attacks. We tend to stay indoors more, exercise less and eat a little more.

Aches and pains may be a part of getting older, but for nearly half of Americans over the age of 18, musculoskeletal (bone and joint) conditions are not only a nuisance, they can be debilitating and life-interrupting.

Kenny, Bill and Duane are friends when they aren’t competing. “Ask Kenny about creative accounting,” Bill calls out from the stationary bike. Laughing, Kenny replies, ”They are accusing me of creative accounting.” It is a September morning at cardiac rehab at Hillcrest Hospital Claremore and all three are celebrating the end of summer and the end of the Alaskan Distance Challenge.