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Orange Regional Reminds You to Reduce Your Risk of Heart Attack and Stroke with These Simple Tips

March 26, 2008

According to the Centers for Disease Control, New York State has the highest cardiac mortality rate in the country for coronary heart disease. The rate in Orange and Sullivan Counties exceeds the State and national averages.

During National Cholesterol Awareness Month, here are some tips to keep your cholesterol under control:
– schedule a screening
– eat foods low in cholesterol and saturated fat
– maintain a healthy weight
– exercise regularly
– follow your healthcare professional’s advice

As a designated Stroke Center, Orange Regional has an expert Stroke Team made up of highly trained physicians, nurses and technicians that can treat stroke quickly and effectively, using the latest medicines and techniques, to minimize brain damage. Having quick access to these types of services within the first three hours of showing symptoms of a stroke is essential to preventing long-term neurological damage.

Orange Regional Medical Center’s comprehensive cardiac services include the Healthy Heart Program, a free mobile service. The Healthy Heart Program assesses an individual’s cardiac risk factors, provides education on making heart-healthy lifestyle changes and includes glucose, cholesterol and blood pressure screening.

For more information, or to register for a Healthy Heart screening or stroke awareness program, please call the Orange Regional Health Connection at 1-888-321-ORMC (6762).


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