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.
June is Men’s Health Month and a good opportunity to highlight health conditions, which are important to understand and discuss with your health care provider. Testicular cancer is one of the leading causes of death in men in the United States and is the most common cancer in men between the ages of 15 and 34. Testicular cancer occurs in the testicles, which are located inside the scrotum. The good news is testicular cancer is highly treatable and annual examinations can help detect testicular cancer early.
In the U.S. someone suffers a stroke every 40 seconds – or 800,000 strokes each year, according to the Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). It is one of the leading causes of death and disability and can strike at any time. Nearly 25 percent of all strokes happen to people under the age of 65. The good news – as many as 80 percent of strokes can be prevented by working with a health care provider to properly manage risk factors.
What is a stroke?
Sherry Wimberly grew up with a love for horses and started riding at the age of three. Her father nurtured that love as he drove her from Oklahoma City to Norman every chance they had to take Sherry riding. She went on to compete in rodeos across Oklahoma as a barrel racer. In 2006, horses came back into Sherry’s life when she and her husband purchased land in Claremore. Working on the farm, however, was beginning to be too difficult for Sherry. “I’d already quit smoking in 1998 and I didn’t realize how out of shape I was,” she says.