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Life In The Lab

The vampires, the blood suckers, takers, testers… They often get met with a bit of anxiety when we see them coming. And it's nothing personal, it's that thing in their hand right? The needle. Well these unspoken heroes of healthcare are called phlebotomists or lab professionals and the entire week of April 23-29 is dedicated to celebrating the contributions they bring to health care.

Plantar Fasciitis - What Is It and How Do You Treat It?

Your feet. They hold up your entire body, day after day. You may not give a great deal of thought to the base of your body… until you begin to experience pain. What many of us may not realize is that at some point in our lives we can develop Plantar Fasciitis.

10 Questions With Ashley Littleton

We asked our own Ashley Littleton 10 Questions all about diet, health, nutrition and why she elected to make this her passion in life! Read on to learn more, and if you have questions about how to proceed with your diet be sure to contact her.

Phytonutrients: Hidden Treasures Helping Our Health

It seems every year there is a new study, article or fad to pay attention to in the nutrition and diet world. True we are still learning quite a bit about how our bodies take in and use food, those same foods effect on our long term health, and wading through previous decades of recommendations that now may not be sage advice. It's a lot to take in. With that in mind though there is a certain buzz word making the rounds that you should pay attention to: Phytonutrients.

STEMI Protocol – Beating the Clock. Saving Lives.

It may begin as a tightness. Your chest, your back, your shoulders, neck and jaw one by one feel like they are tight, full, difficult to move in a way. It can also present as gastro pain, nausea. "It's indigestion." You think. It's something I ate, something didn't agree with me. But it doesn't go away. You feel faint, lightheaded, sweaty. "I'll just sit down and wait for the room to stop spinning."

Making Better Choices For Your Heart - Dr. Kathryn Skuza

What do notable MDs such as David Katz, Robert Lustig, Catherine Shanahan and Peter Attia have in common? They have joined the ranks of those embracing a paradigm shift in HEALTHY NUTRITION – designed to keep all systems of the body in tip-top shape INCLUDING the heart.

Heart Disease - What You Should Know With Dr. Allan Mattern pt. 2

We caught up with Memorial Hospital of Converse County's own Cardiologist Dr. Allan Mattern to discuss Heart health and how to minimize risks to this core system of our health. This is the second part of our two part series with Dr. Mattern on heart disease.

Five Major Risk Factors For Heart Disease

Heart Disease - What You Should Know With Dr. Allan Mattern pt. 1

Each February our attention turns to matters of the heart. And we're not talking about the kind filled with those little chocolates or emblazoned with the words "Be Mine". No, the actual heart takes center stage this month as our health community nationally pays attention to that which keeps our blood pumping: our hearts and circulatory system.