Emanuel Medical Center Encourages Residents to Put Heart Health FirstJan 31, 2022
Turlock, Calif. – Jan. 31, 2022 – As we settle into the New Year and kick off February’s American Heart Month, now is the perfect time to set or revisit your goals for the year. Emanuel Medical Center is encouraging residents to make heart health a priority.
Heart disease is the No. 1 killer of men and women in America, but there are ways we can reduce or eliminate our risk of developing it, such as exercising and eating a healthy diet.
Our experienced team at Emanuel Medical Center is dedicated to providing patients in Turlock and surrounding areas with comprehensive cardiac care close to home. If you have been diagnosed with a heart condition or you come to us for cardiac care, our team of physicians, nurses, techs, respiratory therapists and support staff is prepared to take care of you. As a designated Heart Attack Receiving Center, we strive to improve the outcomes of patients experiencing a heart attack through established, time-driven protocols.
Each year in February, we recognize American Heart Month by focusing on ways to improve heart health. We hope you’ll join us by signing up for our Heart Health Challenge. In weekly emails, you will receive information, recipes and do-at-home exercises that can benefit you all year long.
According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, approximately 805,000 Americans suffer a heart attack each year. The most common symptom of a heart attack for both men and women is chest pain or discomfort. However, women are more likely to have atypical symptoms. Other heart attack symptoms include, but are not limited to, tingling or discomfort in one or both arms, back, shoulder, neck or jaw, shortness of breath, cold sweat, unusual tiredness, heartburn-like feeling, nausea or vomiting, sudden dizziness and fainting.
This is also a good time to make sure you are up-to-date on your health screenings. Screenings and check-ups that are often covered by insurance can alert you to health conditions that need addressing sooner rather than later. From knowing your numbers for heart health to a mammogram or colonoscopy, early detection may prevent complications down the road.