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Elements of a Heart-Healthy Valentine’s Day Dinner

Celebrate your love and love your heart this Valentine’s Day. Whether you’re celebrating with a sweetheart or not, what better way to celebrate Valentine’s Day than with a heart-healthy meal? Learn how to put together a meal that boosts your … Continue reading

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Squeeze 30 Minutes of Exercise Into Each Day

Boost your heart health with regular activity. Don’t exercise enough? You’re not the only one. During American Heart Month, learn how to squeeze at least 30 minutes of exercise into each day. The CDC recommends around 150 minutes of moderate … Continue reading

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A Look Inside the Cath Lab

Learn more about The Heart Institute at Oak Hill Hospital’s cath lab capabilities. If your knowledge of heart disease and treatment comes primarily from medical shows on TV, don’t worry. You’re not alone in not understanding the mysteries of the … Continue reading

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8 Health Benefits of Quitting Smoking

Learn how quitting smoking can benefit your life. At Oak Hill Hospital, the entire campus is smoke-free. In honor of the Great American Smokeout on November 15th, we’d like to share some beneficial reasons to quit smoking. If you need … Continue reading

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FAQs About Cholesterol

Too much or too little cholesterol can put you at greater risk for heart disease, heart attack and stroke.  Cholesterol is often in the news these days, but many people are still confused about the facts. Here are some of … Continue reading

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Understanding A-Fib

September is National Atrial Fibrillation Awareness Month–take this time to educate yourself on this condition and your risks. What is atrial fibrillation? Atrial fibrillation, sometimes referred to as A-fib, is a type of cardiac arrhythmia, or abnormality in the heart … Continue reading

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Omega-3s for a Happy Heart!

Omega-3 Fatty Acids can benefits both those who are in good health and those at risk of cardiovascular (heart) disease. Research has shown that Omega-3 fatty acids have several health benefits, particularly for heart health. Omega-3s can be obtained by … Continue reading

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Know Your Numbers for Heart Health

Want to lower your risk for heart disease? There are a few "numbers" you should be look out for! There are two types of risk factors for heart disease–those that you can change and those that you cannot change. These … Continue reading

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Great Ways to Lower Your Cholesterol

Has your doctor informed you that you need to start working on lowering your cholesterol level? Don’t panic. High cholesterol can lead to serious health risks including heart disease, but you can take simple steps to lower your level with … Continue reading

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Top Ten Ways to Care for Your Heart

You’re one week into American Heart Month. What changes have you been making to improve your cardiac health? Protecting your heart is one of the best ways to ensure a long, healthy, and comfortable life. Consider adopting these top ten … Continue reading

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