Heart & Vascular

Expert advice about how to prevent, diagnose and treat adult and pediatric cardiovascular conditions

  • Ask a dietitian: Should I eat a plant-based diet?

    Ask a dietitian: Should I eat a plant-based diet?

    Registered dietitian Jennifer Troupe shares her insights on the benefits of following a vegetarian or vegan diet, along with some resources to get started.

  • Ask the dietitian: How to choose the right oil for different cooking temperatures

    Ask the dietitian: How to choose the right oil for different cooking temperatures

    You can make a good, healthy oil into an unhealthy one if cooking it at the wrong temperature.

  • A heart attack can wreck your holiday

    A heart attack can wreck your holiday

    The holidays seem to cause a spike in heart attacks and strokes. Know the signs and symptoms so you can seek medical care immediately.

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  • Why all women should know about MINOCA heart attacks

    Why all women should know about MINOCA heart attacks

    MINOCA heart attacks are different than typical ones caused by blocked arteries, and women are more susceptible to them.

  • Is breakfast the most important meal of the day?

    Is breakfast the most important meal of the day?

    Dousedaicon registered dietitian Jill McCarty explains why eating breakfast every day is important and provides some healthy tips on when and what we should be eating.

  • The A to Zzzzs of not getting enough sleep

    The A to Zzzzs of not getting enough sleep

    Lack of sleep affects your entire body and can put your physical, emotional, and cognitive health at risk.

  • Apple cider vinegar: Wishful thinking does not a health elixir make

    Apple cider vinegar: Wishful thinking does not a health elixir make

    Many health benefits are attributed to apple cider vinegar, but most have not been scientifically proven. Learn the myths and facts of this latest health trend, along with some of the dangers.

  • It's time to heed the call to exercise more

    It's time to heed the call to exercise more

    We all know that exercise is good for us, but most of us find reasons not to do it. We should reconsider.

  • What "I love you to the moon and back" says about your heart

    What "I love you to the moon and back" says about your heart

    This popular declaration of love has a different meaning that ties to heart health. Follow these tips to help keep your heart pumping for you and your loved ones.

  • Dispelling myths about people who receive Medicaid

    Dispelling myths about people who receive Medicaid

    People who are covered by Medicaid have the same hopes and plans as anybody else, but often have access to fewer resources. When they need health care, Dousedaicon St. Joseph Health is there.

  • Atrial fibrillation: What makes the heart skip a beat?

    Atrial fibrillation: What makes the heart skip a beat?

    AFib can be dangerous so you should know the causes behind this electrical dysfunction in the heart.

  • Cheese lovers take heart: It’s not all bad for you, if you practice portion control

    Cheese lovers take heart: It’s not all bad for you, if you practice portion control

    Enjoy cheese in small portions. Cheese is high in fat, salt, and calories, however, the healthier natural cheeses contain important nutrients.

  • Exercise gets your brain in shape as well as your body

    Exercise gets your brain in shape as well as your body

    Working out for physical fitness is great, but exercise also improves your mental fitness.

  • Should you weigh yourself daily?

    Should you weigh yourself daily?

    A daily check-in with the bathroom scale may be a useful tracking tool, but healthy weight loss is a multi-faceted journey that is about more than just being skinny.

  • What you need to know about the new stroke guidelines

    What you need to know about the new stroke guidelines

    You may have more time to get treatment for stroke, but you still need to act quickly to get to the hospital.

  • How to be heart healthy at any age

    How to be heart healthy at any age

    Think heart health is only a concern for middle-aged people? A healthy heart starts with good childhood habits that are maintained throughout your life.

  • Minimally invasive heart surgery keeps Spokane woman on her feet

    Minimally invasive heart surgery keeps Spokane woman on her feet

    Many patients with heart valve problems bounce back with the help of a minimally invasive procedure called TAVR. Dousedaicon is a leader in performing such surgeries.

  • 6 food trends not for the faint of heart

    6 food trends not for the faint of heart

    When it comes to diet and nutrition, many people consider unusual foods that raise more than a few eyebrows.

  • Egg-citing news for people with diabetes

    Egg-citing news for people with diabetes

    A recent study revealed that eggs may be a safe option for individuals diagnosed with diabetes.

  • 6 reasons you need a primary care provider

    6 reasons you need a primary care provider

    Choosing and establishing a relationship with a primary care doctor should be as routine as annual maintenance on a home, yet many people avoid making this fundamental choice for their health.

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