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Keeping the Heart Healthy

Heart health has become a focus for many Americans. Often, our busy yet sedentary lifestyles do not allow for us to take the necessary steps to ensure a healthy heart. But hearth health is not something to be brushed aside. According to the Centers for Disease Control, heart disease is the leading cause of death […]

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12 Heart Symptoms Never to Ignore

Heart disease is the number one killer of men and women in the United States, accounting for 40 percent of all U.S. deaths. That’s more than all forms of cancer combined. Why is heart disease so deadly? One reason is that many people are slow to seek help when symptoms arise. Yes, someone gripped by […]

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FMC HVC Welcoming Heart Rhythm Specialist

Northern Arizona residents now have access to a cardiac electrophysiologist at The Heart & Vascular Center of Northern Arizona (HVCNA). Lynn Otto, M.D., is the newest physician to join HVCNA. As a board certified cardiologist and electrophysiologist, Dr. Otto specializes in the electrical activities of the heart, including diagnosing and treating irregular heart rhythms and […]

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Heart Care and Aspirin Allergy

People who undergo cardiac procedures often get a new lease on life. Once again, their heart can pump blood to a body previously starved of oxygen. To remain successful, this new life has some non-negotiables: a nutritious diet, exercise and medication. For many, therapy includes a low dose “aspirin a day” regimen, which improves the […]

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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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Infant CPR and Safety

 May 15 6-8:30 p.m.             Flagstaff Medical Center’s Childbirth Education Department, in partnership with North Country HealthCare and Flagstaff Exchange Club are offering a free American Heart Association Family and Friends Infant CPR and Safety Class. The free class is offered at the North Country HealthCare Learning Center, 2920 N. […]

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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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What is Up with Testosterone?

It’s no longer a secret that an adult man’s testosterone levels decline with age. This natural process, called male menopause or andropause, has gotten recent press with the advent of erectile dysfunction drugs like Viagra and Proscar. The billions of dollars these drugs have generated for pharmaceutical companies demonstrates that men are clearly looking for […]

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