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Lake Health is a private, not-for-profit leader in community health care in Northeast Ohio.
Lake Health is a private, not-for-profit leader in community health care in Northeast Ohio.

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Heart disease is the number one killer of women, causing 1 in 3 deaths each year. That’s approximately one woman every minute. Find out if you are at risk, and learn more about our heart and vascular services. http://buff.ly/2jDxpn2
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Quick and effective care saved Tim O'Hair's life during a serious heart attack, and cardiac rehab is saving his future.

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“A friend is what the heart needs all the time.” - Henry Van Dyke
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Get in shape and have fun doing it! Check out the group fitness classes offered through our Wellness Institute. http://buff.ly/2l11A4t
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For heart health, get active!

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Weekly Wellness Tip: Be a Wise Health Care Consumer

An important part of wellness is being knowledgeable about the health care system and how to best access resources. It is important to be a partner with your health care provider and share in the decision making process regarding health problems and the care you need.

Try these tips to make you a more skilled participant in managing your health:

Choose a doctor carefully. Consider what qualities are important to you such as gender, bilingual ability, insurance taken, weekend or evening hours, convenience of office location, size of the practice and what hospital they admit to. Ask friends and family for recommendations and reasons why they prefer that particular doctor. Make sure you feel comfortable communicating with that doctor.

Be prepared for appointments. Have a list of symptoms or concerns written down along with any pertinent medical history and recent problems. Also bring a list of all current medications, as well as any vitamins, herbs or supplements you’re taking. Be honest about social concerns like recent job loss or divorce and lifestyle choices such as smoking, alcohol or drug use. Consider taking a friend or family member along to help remind you what you wanted to discuss and accomplish, and to remember any instructions from the doctor. You can also take notes or ask for written instructions to take home.

Don’t be afraid to ask questions. If procedures or tests are recommended, ask what is involved and what to expect. Ask why particular treatments or medicines are being prescribed and what to expect for side effects, length of treatment, or how to get refills. Your pharmacist is also an excellent resource for medication questions. If there is something you do not understand regarding your illness, treatments, or medications, it is important to let your doctor know so he or she can help you understand.

Take care of yourself. Make an effort to make healthy lifestyle choices so you can be as healthy as possible. Talk to your doctor about what changes you can make to improve your health. Maintain a healthy weight, exercise, choose healthy foods, get enough sleep, manage stress, don’t smoke or abuse alcohol or drugs.

Use reliable sources to find health information. There is a lot of incorrect health information available online. In general, websites sponsored by the government (.gov), large professional organizations (typically .org), or well-known medical schools (.edu) are good sources. Take note of who is providing the information and when it was written. Are they trying to sell something, or offering miracle cures? If the information sounds too good to be true, it usually is.

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Since February is Heart Month, it’s a great time to learn about heart health and commit to a healthier lifestyle! Join us on Feb. 24 from 9 to 11 am for our mall walkers program at Great Lakes Mall. This month’s theme is heart health. We’ll have heart-health booths, screenings, walking and a hot, healthy breakfast. Get the full details here; http://buff.ly/2kY3MNn
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Lake Health's featured job of the week: Critical Care Registered Nurses. Are you passionate about critical care nursing? We're hiring energetic, skilled, and compassionate nurses to join our Lake Health team at TriPoint Medical Center. Learn more:
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Eat smart and save your heart. Need help cleaning up your diet? Lake Health offers nutrition counseling. You can get one-on-one consultations with a registered dietitian who will focus on your nutritional needs. Learn more...bit.ly/2gW6spb
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Voting is open for Lake Health’s Student Athlete of the Month contest! You can vote once per 27 days for your favorite male athlete. Show support for student athletes and their hard work– VOTE! Voting ends Feb. 27! http://buff.ly/2m0LT0V
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