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What type of stent is right for you?

It’s February, that means it’s Heart Month! However, here at the Heart & Vascular Center at Hutchinson Regional Medical Center, every month is Heart Month. It’s our constant goal to provide excellent cardiac care for every patient every time, 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. We have dedicated staff willing to leave their families day or night to care for you and your family members. I’m so proud to be part of a select group that is willing to commit to the constant demands, the continuing education, and the call time.

Winter Cautions

We’ve all heard the awful tale of how Grandma got run over by a reindeer, but did things truly have to turn out so tragic? Regardless of your risk of dodging a reindeer or simply maneuvering around holiday decorations in the home, the CDC says falls are the number one cause of injuries and deaths from injury among older Americans. Understandably, these accidents increase significantly during the winter months.

My Legs Hurt

I recently started a new strength training program, and my legs are SORE!  It hurts to walk and my hips ache.  My discomfort will only last a couple of days and I know why I’m hurting.  What about you?  Do you have pain when you walk?  How far can you walk?  A block, half a block?  Do you ever get cramps in your buttocks, thighs, or calves?  Does it get better when you rest?  Do you have sores on your shins or feet, that don’t seem to get any better?  You might have peripheral artery disease, or PAD.

Heat Illness

Heat illness is a major threat to those of us who are spending much of our time outdoors. Heat illness can occur when your body cannot produce enough sweat to lower your body temperature. This can happen when you are exercising or working for too long in the heat and are not drinking enough water to keep your body hydrated. Thousands of workers experience a form of heat illness every year. Many of these could have been prevented by seeking shade and drinking water regularly.

Protect Your Skin From the Sun

Your skin is the largest organ in your body, why not protect it? Summer is the time to be outside in the sun but it is also a time to be cautious of your skin. Fun in the sun can also lead to serious skin damage, age spots, wrinkles and potential risk of skin cancer. To protect and preserve your skin there are a variety of different methods. Here are a few:

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