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  • On Rotation with Dr. Beesley: Jess Wissenbach

    On Rotation with Dr. Beesley: Jess Wissenbach

    Jess Wissenbach is a student of Idaho College of Osteopathic Medicine. As part of her education, she is shadowing Dr. Brian Beesley.  “Being able to watch him and see how thorough he is with his patients has been amazing,” she said. “It gives me a better understanding of how I can help my patients get

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  • Can you find treats this Holiday season without ‘Added Sugars’ in Label?

    Can you find treats this Holiday season without ‘Added Sugars’ in Label?

    MONDAY, October 29, 2020 – Did you know that the Nutrition Facts label changed to highlight the amount of added sugars in food. This could prevent nearly 1 million cases of heart disease and type 2 diabetes, a new study suggests. Recently the global pandemic has encouraged many to improve their immune system with an

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  • Heart-Healthy Cooking with Recipe Substitutions

    Heart-Healthy Cooking with Recipe Substitutions

    Think about some of your favorite recipes. Do they include heavy cream by the cupful? Butter by the stick? Those meals may be tasty, but they aren’t doing your heart any favors. Fortunately, you don’t have to throw out your recipe books — or sacrifice flavor — to make your meals more heart healthy. All

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  • Obesity and Heart Disease

    Obesity and Heart Disease

    Want to know your vulnerability to heart disease? Like it or not, one of the best ways to know is to get on the scale. If you’re unhappy with what the scale tells you, you’re not alone. Despite our national obsession with thinness, Americans are heavier and less active than ever before. Over half of

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  • Overcoming Depression After a Heart Attack: The Keys to Recovery

    Overcoming Depression After a Heart Attack: The Keys to Recovery

    A heart attack, like any other brush with death, can unleash intense waves of emotion. Many survivors feel scared and nervous, even though they’re grateful to be alive. And unfortunately, many also slip into depression. Though feeling bleak may seem like a perfectly natural reaction to heart trouble, depression shouldn’t be taken lightly. Left untreated,

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  • Target Heart Rate and Exercise

    Target Heart Rate and Exercise

    How fast should my heart be beating? If you’re an adult, your heart should beat somewhere between 50 and 90 times per minute when you’re resting, regardless of your age or sex. If you’re a super-fit athlete, your heartbeat may be as low as 40 or 50 beats per minute. If you’re overweight, if you’re

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  • Heart Surgery: Weighing the Options

    Heart Surgery: Weighing the Options

    Do I need heart bypass surgery? Many people with coronary heart disease owe their lives to heart bypass surgery. In this operation, a surgeon uses a vessel from another part of the body to create a detour around a blocked artery, thus restoring blood flow to the heart. A report in the Journal of the

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  • Life After a Heart Attack: Don’t Go It Alone

    Life After a Heart Attack: Don’t Go It Alone

    Why do some people fully recover from heart attacks while others struggle to stay alive? The answer isn’t always found in hospital charts or EKG readings. Most successful survivors often have something in common: A strong network of friends and family. If you’ve recently had a heart attack, you should know that healing isn’t just

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  • Heart Drugs

    Heart Drugs

    If you have a heart problem, chances are you also have a prescription — or several. Medications are the cornerstone of treatment for almost every kind of heart disease. The right drugs can ease your symptoms and may prolong your life. But how much do you know about those pills in your medicine cabinet? With

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  • Heart Failure

    Heart Failure

    What is heart failure? If you have heart failure, your heart doesn’t pump as strongly as it should. The word “failure” may be frightening, but it doesn’t mean that your heart has stopped working or is about to break down. With treatment and careful attention, many people can manage their condition and still be active

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