When it comes to our healthcare, many of us like to be in control of any decisions regarding the treatment and care we receive. But what if you were unable to make that decision for yourself?
Atrial fibrillation (AFib) is the most commonly treated arrhythmia, or abnormal heart rhythm in the nation. This condition is more likely to develop as we age, and it’s estimated that 12.1 million people in the United States will have AFib in 2030 (CDC).
Community Heart Watch is proud to announce that its new CPR and AED mobile training unit will begin serving Fairfield, Hocking and Perry counties beginning this spring. The mobile training unit is a 14’ trailer equipped with CPR manikins and AED training devices. Throughout the year, Community Heart Watch members will bring the unit to various community events to provide hands-on training for CPR and AED use.
Fairfield Medical Center hosted a special reunion at FMC’s River Valley Campus. During the event, three recovered cardiac patients were given the opportunity to share a heartfelt “thank you” with the caregivers who not only made a difference in their lives, but who made their survival and recovery possible.
A State Highway Patrol Trooper was posthumously honored with a Great Save Award from Community Heart Watch after he helped save the life of a person who suffered cardiac arrest while driving.
For many, the holiday season is a time of special memories, fellowship and celebration. But with that excitement and joy also comes a feeling that isn’t so pleasant – stress.
“I have no doubt that we have created the best bariatric program in Central Ohio,” said Dr. Timothy Custer, FMC general and bariatric surgeon. Learn more as Dr. Custer discusses some of the most frequently asked questions about weight loss surgery.
Getting into the habit of cooking more at home is easier than you think! Try these tips to get your family on the way to a healthier eating schedule.
Skin cancer is the most common form of cancer in the United States, with more than one million skin cancers diagnosed every year. Safeguarding yourself from the sun can dramatically lower your chances of getting premature wrinkles, sunspots and, most importantly, cancer.
If you suffer from allergies, spring can be a miserable time of year. But allergens don’t just lurk outdoors.
Some of the biggest allergy triggers, such as dust, dander and mold, are hiding right inside your home.
10 tips to get you moving and motivated this Spring
Migraines and headache disorders are common ailments that can cause a slew of unpleasant symptoms. From dull, sharp or throbbing pain to dizziness, nausea and vision issues, treating these disruptive conditions can improve quality of life for chronic sufferers. Here are some of the most commonly asked migraine questions.
It’s a great time to remember that eating right doesn’t have to be complicated— simply begin to shift to healthier food and beverage choices.