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.
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?