Heart Disease

Conversations with a Cardiologist
Does red wine protect you from heart disease? Should you take an aspirin daily? Is there a heart disease gene? CentraCare Heart & Vascular Center Cardiologist Benjamin Johnson, MD, will debunk myths and deliver facts for keeping your heart healthy and adding years to your life. Bring along your own questions for an evening of casual, yet lively conversation. Purchase your tickets for this Feb. 21 event.
Harry's Mended Heart
If you’re looking for Harry Fank, you’ll probably find him tending to his garden or riding one of his 12 tractors. Harry is a 77-year-old retired mechanic who likes to stay active on his one-acre plot 10 miles north of Hector. “I tend to stay busy, whether it’s up and down on ladders or buzzing around on my tractors,” said Harry.

But earlier this year, things started to slow down for Harry. Read his story.
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Heart Disease

High doses of vitamin D seem to keep arteries more flexible and pliable, potentially warding off future heart disease, heart attacks and strokes, preliminary research suggests.

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Heart Disease

Powerful magnetic fields created during an MRI scan were thought to play havoc with some pacemakers, but a new study says these scans are safe for people with the heart devices.

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Heart Disease

Older adults commonly suffer damage to heart cells during various types of surgery -- even non-heart-related surgeries -- and it can significantly raise their risk of dying from the procedure, a new study finds.

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Heart Disease

Preliminary research hints -- but cannot prove -- that men who lose their hair relatively early in life might be at heightened heart risk.

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