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Triumph Over AFib: Jeanie’s Story (Video)

Monday, October 5, 2020

After being diagnosed with atrial fibrillation (AFib), Jeanie had an irregular heartbeat and increased risk of stroke. When a cardioversion failed to restore her natural heart rhythm, she knew she needed to make significant lifestyle changes for her health.

Jeanie did this with the guidance of Dr. Sandeep Garg of The Oregon Clinic Cardiology, who put her on a path to manage her AFib through diet and exercise.

Tips for Dealing With 'Maskne'

Wednesday, July 15, 2020
By Dr. Barbara Resnick

Wearing a face mask has become an obligation to help keep ourselves and our patients healthy. Unfortunately, shortages of PPE necessitate that we wear the same mask for long periods of time at work. We are also wearing masks when we’re off the clock. Chronic, prolonged mask use can cause skin problems which can be annoying and painful. There is little satisfaction in knowing that no one but you knows what’s under the mask!

How to Create a Heart Healthy Lifestyle

Monday, July 13, 2020

If you are inspired by Jeanie’s story, you can make small, important lifestyles changes to stay healthy. “Along with pharmaceutical methods to treat cardiovascular risk factors, if you want to lower your risk of heart disease (and many other chronic health conditions, including diabetes) you should invest time and effort in long-term strategies like diet, exercise, and commitment to a healthy lifestyle,” says Dr. Sandeep Garg of The Oregon Clinic Cardiology.
 

Living Heart Healthy: Jeanie's Story

Friday, August 7, 2020
 
 
In August 2018, Jeanie, 58, underwent a routine colonoscopy. Because of her family history, she was nervous about the results: her mother died of colon cancer and her sister had proactively removed a section of her large intestine. What Jeanie didn’t expect, however, was that she would be diagnosed with a serious heart condition instead. “It was a total surprise to me,” she says.
 

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