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Oct 11 2013
Become More Mindful of Stress

By: Dr. Uzma Iqbal  Blog: St. Joseph's Health Connections

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A 58 year old woman comes to the office and tells me that for the past six months she has not been feeling well. She has gained weight, is unable to get a good night's sleep and constantly feels like her heart is racing and has been having chest pain off and on.

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Sep 21 2013
What should you know about Heart Disease?

By: Dr. Uzma Iqbal  Blog: St. Joseph's Health Connections

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One in every three U.S. adults has some form of cardiovascular disease. Two million Americans have a heart attack or stroke each year, resulting in about one death every 39 seconds according to the Mayo Clinic. If you're a woman, the risk is even greater. The American Heart Association estimates that heart disease affects nearly 43 million women each year. Heart disease kills more people than all forms of cancer combined.

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Aug 1 2013
Heart Felt Heart Care

By: Dr. Uzma Iqbal  Blog: St. Joseph's Health Connections

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A 59 year old woman comes into my office one month after her bypass surgery still recovering from her surgical wounds. She is happy to be alive but breaks down in tears, and asks how she wants to make sure she never has to go through this experience again.

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