Conditions

Is It Heart Failure?

Heart failure can be caused by a number of factors.

 Heart failure is most common in people over 65, but it can occur at any age due to smoking, high blood pressure or other factors.

It’s also often misunderstood: the diagnosis doesn’t mean your heart stops, but that it isn’t pumping enough blood and oxygen to meet your body’s needs.

It can make day-to-day activities like climbing stairs, or even walking, difficult.

What are the signs of heart failure? There are five:

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The Truth About Opioids in Our Community

picture of United States with opioid pills spread across the picture

The more we learn about opioid addiction, the more new questions arise.

Two facts are undeniable: Opioid addiction is a complex problem our entire community faces, and it will take our entire community to solve it.
 
We do know more, but myths, misinformation and stigma make those facts harder to share. Take a few moments to separate fact from fiction, and help start the conversation.
 
MYTH 1: There’s no place to dispose of medicine safely, so it’s okay to keep it as long as it’s out of my kids’ reach.

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Diagnosing and Treating Prostate Cancer

Prostate cancer is the second most common cancer among men in the U.S. behind skin cancer, and the second most deadly, behind lung cancer. According to the American Cancer Society, nearly one in nine American men will be diagnosed with prostate cancer during their lifetime.
 
While those sound like grim statistics, when prostate cancer is diagnosed early enough that it has not spread far outside the prostate, if at all, the five-year survival rate is nearly 100 percent.
 

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