Tag Archive: heart

May 22 2013

Purpose and possibilities

  It began when I bought him his first pair of cowboy boots. He looked at them lovingly and wore them with great pride. Even to bed. After he fell asleep, I would quietly go into his room and remove them gently not wanting to awaken him. Michael and I “progressed” from the boots to …

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Jun 19 2012

Cardiac fitness

Good Shepherd Medical Center recently launched a Cardiac Fit Camp that is offering a fun way to learn about the heart and most important of all, how to keep it in tip-top shape. Cardiac Fit Camp is a new eight week heart health program where Dr. Terry Gerber, cardiologist, is leading the program, which works …

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Apr 10 2012

Understanding the Glycemic Index

By Caty Millburg- Nutrition Expert Clean eating doesn’t have to be agonizing. By making a few adjustments and substitution, most of us can be well on our way to a healthier lifestyle.  Familiarizing ourselves with the Glycemic Index is often a great place to start.  The glycemic index is a measure of how quickly certain …

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Mar 27 2012

Shaking the salt habit

By Caty Millburg-Nutrition Expert             Salt has become a dirty word for many individuals recently, but how much do we really know about why sodium and salt have such a negative connotation?  Although many American diets consist of excess sodium intake, there is in fact a certain amount that our bodies need, and there is …

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Feb 28 2012

Dancing for the heart

Youngest Clogger, Connor takes the floor with Mom, Tiffany Hall.

Good Shepherd Medical Center (GSMC) recently hosted one of the biggest health fairs in the region.  It was dubbed “A Fair of the Heart,” and local residents availed themselves of various free health screenings with values up to $100. The screenings included height/weight, complete lipid profile, glucose testing, blood pressure and body fat. Attendees also …

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Jan 05 2012

Cardiac care

LRMC CEO Jim Kendrick  and Virginia Hardaway, RN, MSN  standing in one of the rooms

Longview Regional Medical Center, (LRMC) has opened its brand new state-of-the-art Heart and Vascular Institute. The technologically equipped 23-bed unit offers monitored private rooms and more. Virginia Hardaway, RN, MSN is excited about the new unit. “The comfort, warm environment and privacy are some of the things we are bringing to our patients,” she said. …

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Sep 07 2011

Health threats from East Texas wildfire smoke

By George T. Roberts, Jr. Smoke from wildfires is a mixture of gases and fine particles from burning trees and other plant materials.  Smoke can hurt your eyes, irritate your respiratory system, and worsen chronic heart and lung disease. Common symptoms of smoke exposure include: • Coughing     • Shortness of breath • Chest pain    …

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