///Spotlight on Health – February
Spotlight on Health – February 2017-01-28T09:38:09-05:00
Health Spotlight - Heart Health


This time of year we all see images of hearts. Everywhere you look, hearts are on greeting cards, chocolates, tiny candies with sayings and even little boxes that hold gifts.

More emphasis is placed on hearts and love and how we show our affection, but what most people don’t realize is that the whole month of February is about your heart and its health. So love your own heart and keep it beating for many Valentine’s Day’s to come.

Living Healthy Newsletter
At UAMS, we want to give you tools to keep you and your family heart healthy not just in February but throughout the year. Check out our Living Healthy newsletter later this month for tips on how you can be more heart healthy.

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Recipes that say “I Love You”
Show affection to your loved ones by cooking up a healthy sweet treat that will earn you a kiss! Nothing says I love you like Brownie Kisses. Read The Full Recipe

Looking for more healthy recipes? Visit our health library, which will provide you with recipes to prepare many full meals that meets most dietary needs. Be sure to check out the heart healthy section. See our library  

Health Tips 
Spread Love Not Germs
As we all fight to stay healthy during cold and flu season, there is one simple and easy way to ensure that you and your Valentine stay healthy. Proper hand washing will help you spread love and not germs. Learn the ins and outs of hand washing by Nurse Cavenaugh, our hand washing aficionado
See the Video

Visit our Seasonal Flu and H1N1 information center to learn more preventative measures.

Podcast – Here’s to Your Health

From our Here’s to Your Health archives, Dr. T. Glenn Pait provides tips and advice to help you be heart healthy.
Interested in hearing more Here’s to Your Health podcasts? Visit our Here’s to Your Health Archive today!

Medical Myth
You can take action to control your risk factors for heart disease. Some people believe that taking fish oil can protect you from heart disease. Is this a medical myth or the truth? READ THIS ARTICLE FOR THE ANSWER

Want to find the answers to other medical myths? Our UAMS mythbusters have investigated the truth behind some of the more popular myths. Visit our collection and find out the real deal.

Patient Story 
Cardiovascular: Heart Smart
When Essie Ashford arrived at UAMS, her left main coronary artery was so critically narrowed that she immediately needed a stent procedure just to survive long enough to make it into surgery.

A dedicated trauma elevator in the Emergency Department rushed the 65-year-old widow from Little Rock up to the state-of-the-art Catherization Laboratory in the new UAMS hospital, which had just opened a few days earlier. After a life-saving stent procedure to hold the artery open and open-heart surgery to bypass four blockages, Essie recovered in the state-of-the-art Cardiac Intensive Care Unit and later in a spacious, family-friendly private room. 

Read Essie’s Story

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