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What Do You Know About AFib?

By Karen | February 19, 2022 |

What is AFib? AFib is short for atrial fibrillation, a condition that can cause an irregular and very rapid heart beat. While AFib itself may not be life threatening, it can lead to other conditions. It can cause blood clots in the heart, stroke, contribute to heart failure and other forms of heart disease. How…

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Have You Heard of SCAD?

By Karen | February 18, 2022 |

In 2017, I was sitting in a meeting in the local hospital when I felt an unusual sensation in my chest. IT was a burning/tingling sensation and not really painful. As it began to radiate out to my shoulders, I started to think I might have a problem. I asked for help, got to the…

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"Do What You Love And You'll Never Work a Day In Your Life" - Marc Anthony

By Karen | February 17, 2022 |

Do you love what you do? I do. I didn't always love what I did for a living. In my previous career, I made a very lice living but I was never passionate about it. It was a means to an end. I was able to pay the bills, support our family and amass a…

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More About Women and Heart Health

By Karen | February 16, 2022 |

In case I haven't driven it home enough this month, I want to share some more important information that may save your life, or the life of someone you love.  Some not so well known facts heart disease kills more people than all cancers combined more women than men die from a first heart attack…

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Something Near and Dear to My Heart...WomenHeart

By Karen | February 15, 2022 |

If you know me or my work, you probably know that I'm a proud WomenHeart Champion Community Educator. I received my training at the Mayo Clinic in their 2018 Science and Leadership Symposium to go into the community and educate everyone about women and heart health. What is WomenHeart? WomenHeart is the National Coalition for…

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Happy Valentine's Day...Time To Be Your Own Valentine

By Karen | February 14, 2022 |

Happy Valentine's Day! If no one else has said it yet, let me be the first. You are beautiful! You are loved and are worthy of love! Take up your place in this world. You matter and you have gifts to share with the world. Don't withhold your gifts. Love yourself Today is the day…

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Forgiveness: It May Not Be What You Think It Is But It's Good For Your Heart

By Karen | February 13, 2022 |

I've been thinking a lot about forgiveness and what it really means in my life. I'll admit that I have been one to hold a grudge when I feel that someone has done me wrong. It may stem from a childhood of feeling like I was always on the outside watching everyone else be part…

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What You Should Know About Heart Failure

By Karen | February 12, 2022 |

Since becoming a member of a club I never wanted to join...people with cardiac issues...I've learned a lot about the subject. And I have barely scratched the surface. One of the areas I'm learning about it heart failure. What is heart failure exactly? Heart failure occurs when the heart muscle is unable to pump as…

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