Healthy Living

6 Ways to Lower Your Risk of Colorectal Cancer

6 Ways to Lower Your Risk of Colorectal Cancer

Did you know there are some risk factors for colorectal cancer that you CAN change?? That's right. There are! Here are 6 things that you can do to lower your risk of colorectal cancer: Have Regular Screenings You’ll often hear colonoscopies referred to as the “gold...

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20 Tips to a Healthier You

20 Tips to a Healthier You

Becoming a healthier you is as simple as making small changes. Small changes add up to make a big impact over time. Here are 20 tips to a healthier you! 1 | Eat Breakfast Start your morning with a healthy breakfast that includes lean protein, whole grains, fruits and...

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Every Second Counts – Emergency Services at PVH

Every Second Counts – Emergency Services at PVH

THE SOONER YOU or a loved one receives treatment during a medical emergency, such as a heart attack, stroke or life-threatening injury, the greater your chances for survival. And that makes Pleasant Valley Hospital your best choice when you need medical attention...

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Test Your Heart IQ

Test Your Heart IQ

Test your heart IQ by taking this quiz! See how much you truly know about your heart health and learn some facts you may not have known before!  

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How Women are Special

How Women are Special

When it comes to the heart, women and men are definitely different. For example, a man’s heart typically weighs about 10 ounces, while a woman’s heart weighs around 8 ounces. During a heart attack, women can also experience vastly different symptoms than men. The...

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Are You at Risk for Heart Disease?

Are You at Risk for Heart Disease?

Heart disease occurs when blood vessels become narrowed or blocked. This can eventually lead to a heart attack or stroke. Age, gender and family history are universal risk factors and play a role in determining every individual’s risk for heart disease. However, about...

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8 Ways to Reduce High Blood Pressure

8 Ways to Reduce High Blood Pressure

MORE THAN 100 MILLION Americans have high blood pressure, according to the latest statistics from the American Heart Association. That’s nearly HALF of all adults in the United States. And anyone with high blood pressure, also known as hypertension, has a greater risk...

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The Good News about Heart Attacks & Strokes

The Good News about Heart Attacks & Strokes

EVERY 40 SECONDS, someone in America experiences a heart attack. But here’s the good news: Up to 80 percent of heart attacks and strokes are preventable. That’s the reason Pleasant Valley Hospital encourages you to take the necessary steps to decrease your risk of...

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