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Healthy holiday habits: Eat what you love

"The journey of a healthy lifestyle is learning about how to deal with the ups and downs along the way."
Tiffany Krogstad Tiffany Krogstad 3 min read
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Precision medicine in cardiovascular care is catered to you

Finding new ways to customize care to fit individual people rather than populations.
Jeanette Rackl Jeanette Rackl 8 min read
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Obesity and the heart: Not a death sentence

Vascular coronary surgery is very much like plumbing: You need good inflow, good conduit and good outflow.
SHN Staff SHN Staff 8 min read
Fall leaves

Yard work in fall and winter can be hazardous

Heat and cold, when combined with exertion, can overload the heart, so paying attention to what the body is saying is crucial.
Pat Miller Pat Miller 10 min read
varicose veins on a person hiking on rocks near water

Vascular disease may lurk behind varicose veins, dizziness

The biggest cause of most: smoking, high blood pressure and diabetes.
SHN Staff SHN Staff 7 min read
Richard Howard, who's recovering from heart failure

A better way to manage heart failure

Changing a patient’s life with new technology that monitors the heart.
Jeanette Rackl Jeanette Rackl 5 min read
Dr. Skogerboe while bird hunting

Bird hunting on land and water can be hazardous

'Nothing will kill a hunting trip quicker than going to the emergency room with a heart attack.'
Pat Miller Pat Miller 12 min read

Heart health, hunting and knowing what you can handle

"With age comes additional risk factors that people don’t think about since, for the most part, they’ve been hunting since they were kids.”
Melissa Shutter Melissa Shutter 10 min read
Deelstra and Kennedy

Family history and role models prompt healthy changes

She made time for exercise after her dad's health scare and fiance's example.
Jacqueline Palfy Jacqueline Palfy 7 min read
dietitian tiffany krogstad

Dietitian Tiffany Krogstad wants to keep your heart healthy

Tiffany Krogstad almost never stops smiling. She’s funny and friendly and full of information on recipes, heart health and all manner of commiserating on how tough it is to raise kids who are picky eaters. She and her husband have three kids and know what it’s like to balance work and family – and then […]
Jacqueline Palfy Jacqueline Palfy 6 min read