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Heart Disease and Sexual Activity

Did you know that sex is generally safe for most heart disease patients, even after a heart attack or major heart surgery? According to the American Heart Association, most patients with stable heart disease can safely engage in sexual activity. Sex is Similar to Moderate Exercise Doctors suggest that when it comes to your heart, […]

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Shadows Foundation Working for Emergency Responders

 The Heart & Vascular Center of Northern Arizona, Flagstaff Medical Center and the Shadows Foundation are teaming up to provide free cardiac screenings for firefighters, police and emergency medical services personnel. Experts believe that working in fast-paced, high-stress conditions such as dangerous and life-threatening environments, life-saving circumstances and unfamiliar surroundings, along with strenuous physical activity […]

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New Thinking on Heart Disease Prevention

Heart disease is the number one cause of death in the United States. There is a growing body of research demonstrating that cholesterol levels are no longer the best indicator of a person’s risk for a heart attack or stroke. In fact, half of the people who suffer a heart attack have completely normal cholesterol […]

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Professor Helps Researchers Uncover Cholera Outbreak

Employing technology that reads the entire DNA code, researchers led by the Translational Genomics Research Institute and the Technical University of Denmark have pinpointed the source of a cholera outbreak in Haiti that killed more than 6,000 people and sickened 300,000. Paul Keim, Regents Professor of biology at Northern Arizona University and director of the TGen […]

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Pepsi Amphitheater Raises $12k For Shadows Foundation

The Shadows Foundation, who is hosting a celebrity golf tournament August 27 and 28, got a major boost from the Pepsi Amphitheater at Fort Tuthill. Organizers helped raise $12,000 for the Shadows Foundation of Flagstaff, an organization that provides assistance to those financially affected by life-threatening disease. Moments before Sheryl Crow took the stage Thurs., […]

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Nutritional Therapy for High Blood Cholesterol

According to the American Heart Association, Coronary Artery Disease (CAD) is the number one killer in the United States. Although the death rate over the last 20 years has decreased, the prevalence has increased. A major risk factor for developing CAD is unhealthy lipid levels, more commonly known as cholesterol. If you have high blood […]

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Total Disc Replacement in the Lumbar Spine

Lumbar Total Disc Replacement is the next generation in the surgical care of lumbar degenerative disc disease. A lumbar total disc replacement (TDR) is a motion preserving technology now being used by spine surgeons in place of fusion. TDR aims to replace the degenerative disc, which is the pain generator, with a mobile implant, thus […]

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Albertson’s LLC Tackling Diabetes Crisis  

Albertson’s LLC is joining the Diabetes Prevention and Control Alliance, giving Albertson’s LLC shoppers access to the Alliance’s innovative, community-based programs that use proven approaches to help prevent and control diabetes. The retail grocery chain, which has more than 200 stores from Arizona to Florida, will support patients enrolled in the Alliance’s Diabetes Control Program […]

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