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  • Lower your LDL with lifestyle changes

    It is possible to lower your LDL with diet and lifestyle changes alone. One of the most important things you’ll need to do is pay attention to the fats in your diet. Reading nutrition labels can make a big difference. When shopping, use the labels to compare foods and find ones lower in saturated fat, trans fat, total fat, cholesterol and calories. Compare and keep track of the actual grams ...
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  • King's Daughters marks fourth anniversary of first TAVR procedure

    On April 24, 2013, King’s Daughters performed the area’s first Transcatheter Aortic Valve Replacement, or TAVR. The procedure, which calls upon the expertise of cardiologists, cardiothoracic surgeons, nurses and other health professionals, was initially offered to patients whose risk for open valve replacement surgery was considered too great. Today, the procedure is made available to ...
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  • Shining the light on vitamin D

    The human body requires vitamin D to build strong bones and for good overall health. It plays a vital role in the body’s absorption of calcium. People who don’t get enough vitamin D can develop soft, thin and brittle bones. In children, this condition is known as rickets. In adults, it’s called osteomalacia. Vitamin D, the “sunshine vitamin,” also plays a role in ...
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  • Neurodiagnostics - It's Electrifying!

    Have you ever had a EMG, EEG or nerve conduction study? If so, one of the health professionals involved in your testing was probably a neurodiagnostic technologist. Neurodiagnostic techs provide a valuable contribution to quality patient care through recording and study of the electrical activity of the brain and nervous system. They have many areas of expertise and act as eyes and ears for ...
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  • Vascular screening may help diabetics avoid amputation

    More than half of all lower limb amputations in the U.S. result from complications of diabetes. Diabetes affects virtually every part of the body, including the circulatory system. High blood sugar levels make the blood “sticky,” causing it to clot more readily and adhere to plaque buildup inside artery walls. Combine sticky blood with narrowed arteries in the lower legs, feet and ...
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