Excerpts from the Spring 2015 Healthbeat Magazine
Get Moving—You can do it! Submitted by JoJo O’Brien  Hello, my name is JoJo and I am 69 years of age.  Setting goals (or even thinking about it) can bring forth various responses like “my life is busy so maybe tomorrow” or – “those TV ads make it look so simple” or – how about this one – “jeez I haven’t been active so kinda late to start now.”  Well, I am here to tell you it is never too late to set goals that you  can achieve with the beginning of small steps and building to what can work for you.
Heart Disease and Depression, by Pareed Aliyar, MD, FACC . . .
“Depression is a prison where you are both the suffering prisoner and the cruel jailer.”  Dorothy Rowe
The incidence of depression with heart disease is very high.  It is common for patients to feel sad after a heart attack, cardiac surgery or other cardiac events.  This is usually the result of not knowing what to expect or not being able to do one’s normal activities without feeling tired.  These feelings of sadness are usually temporary and go away within a few weeks, as one comes to terms with the disease and makes some lifestyle changes.  Read more about depression and therapies you might use in your treatment.
Healing Hearts and Touching Lives, by Pat Foley, RN . . . Heart Attacks will be more damaging the longer treatment is delayed.  Recognition of symptoms of a heart attack will minimize delays in seeking attention for ourselves and those we care for.   CLASSIC SYMPTOMS; Nausea or vomiting, Pale skin, Crushing chest pain, Sweating, Anxiety, Difficulty breathing.  Men and women may have some common symptoms, but there may be some differences: WOMEN: Nausea/vomiting,Jaw pain. MEN:  Chest discomfort Shortness of breath
To read more of these articles, click the link to the left for the Healthbeat Spring 2015 Parts 1 & 2 Issue, or stop by the HcHF office to pick up a printed copy while supplies last.
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