PRAIRIE FARE Pay Attention to Food Labels During American Heart Month
I was surprised to see only a couple of cars in the parking lot. I was expecting a lot of participants in the activity.
I had a sinking feeling as I hopped out of our van. I quickly discovered that... Posted on 2/8/13 at 10:48 AM
HEALTHBEAT The financial wallop of surviving a heart attack
Surviving a heart attack comes with a considerable price tag to patients as well as to their employers.
In a new study presented this week at the American Heart Association's Scientific Sessions 2012... Posted on 11/6/12 at 3:57 PM
SLOWINGTHERACINGMIND I Get Lost in My Mind…
Yesterday was another day of on the road time for me. I do love that my job takes me on the road from time to time; however, the past month and the next month seem to be filled with more times on the ... Posted on 5/1/12 at 5:30 AM
BLUE CROSS BLUE SHIELD OF NORTH DAKOTA Are you at risk for heart disease?
Julie Fennel didnt think she was at risk for heart disease. But five years ago, she was enjoying a meal with her family at a restaurant in downtown Fargo when she suddenly went into cardiac arrest.
... Posted on 4/16/12 at 3:31 PM
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Researchers are reporting a key advance in using stem cells to repair hearts damaged by heart attacks. In a study, stem cells donated by strangers proved as safe and effective as patients' own cells for helping restore heart tissue.
Marilynn Marchione, AP Chief Medical Writer
, November 05, 2012
In a spectacular turnabout, hospitals are treating almost all major heart attack patients within the recommended 90 minutes of arrival, a new study finds. Just five years ago, less than half of them got their clogged arteries opened that fast.
Marilynn Marchione, AP Medical Writer
, August 22, 2011
A 17-year-old who collapsed while playing a high school basketball game in western Minnesota last week is improving and will be moved to the University of Minnesota Medical Center in Minneapolis for specialized care.
LOS ANGELES — Andrea Ybarra’s donated heart was beating rhythmically by the time she awoke from the grogginess of her surgery.
Lub-dub. Lub-dub. Lub-dub. In fact, it was warm and pumping even before doctors transplanted it.
By Alicia Chang, The Associated Press
, December 07, 2010
MILWAUKEE (AP) — Brewers announcer Bob Uecker needs surgery on his heart again after a tear was discovered at the site of his valve replacement.
The team says Uecker will have the surgery on Tuesday that will be performed by the same doctors who did his initial procedure on April 30.
He felt like he was suffocating, struggling to breathe despite the bullet hole in his chest.
Shot in the aorta — near where the body’s biggest artery leaves the heart — somehow 16-year-old Dimitrios Philliou didn’t bleed to death before the ambulance screeched up to the hospital.
So doctors took a gamble: Could they save him, not with huge open surgery that itself can kill, but with a patch snaked inside his torn-up aorta?
By Lauran Neergaard, The Associated Press
, April 20, 2010
February is Heart Month, which includes the GoRed awareness campaign for women and heart disease. Last Saturday the community’s GoRed Committee held a “Food, Fun and Fitness” event at the Buffalo Mall. My display for that day emphasized the importance of family meals.
Eunice Sahr, NDSU Extension Service
, February 17, 2010
At its Jan. 25 annual meeting, Dakota Medical Foundation, Fargo, presented STAR awards to recognize the outstanding performance of nonprofit grant partners in reaching and exceeding goals that have positively impacted the health of the people of the region.
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