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What types of foods should I eat to stay heart healthy?

By: Richard Santa-Cruz, MD, Cardiologist with the Dale Michels Center for Heart Care In addition to exercising, improving your diet is an important step to take to improve your heart health. But, I understand that changing your diet is easier said than done. It is unrealistic for me to think that all my patients are going to [...]

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Video Blog: What Do Catholics Say About Jesus & the Jews?

Catholicism and Judaism. Two faiths that are very different, yet very much alike. In this video, Bishop Don Hying explores this unique and deeply rooted relationship. Based upon the Catechism of the Catholic Church (574, 597).

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When will the doctor schedule my diagnostic screening pregnancy ultrasound?

There are multiple scenarios when your doctor may order an ultrasound throughout your pregnancy. Typically, the screening ultrasound is performed at approximately 20 weeks gestation. At this time of pregnancy, we can screen for many malformations (abnormalities). At 20 weeks gestation, it is easier to evaluate complete fetal anatomy rather than performing the exam earlier in your [...]

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Is Your Thinking Hurting Your Relationship?

Joe is taking out the recyclables on Monday morning. As he rolls the large green container to the curb, his mind is turning over bitter, disappointing thoughts. These thoughts are about his wife and her behavior the night before. They had some friends over and shared some beers, normally a relaxing thing, but Joe was [...]

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Spring IS Coming!

Despite the snow and the ice that remain…spring officially arrived Wednesday, March 20! In addition to the start of spring, there are many national observances (see below) regarding outdoor activity and walking. Please note them on your calendars. As a reminder, we are all to strive to do 10,000 steps in a day. If you [...]

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Have you ever wished

Have you ever wished that your spouse could come back for just a few minutes? I sometimes wonder what they would say to us about how we are handling their death and everything else since they died. My eyes begin to water just thinking about it. I wonder if they will know how broken we’ve [...]

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Is heart failure hereditary?

By: Richard Santa-Cruz, MD, Cardiologist with the Dale Michels Center for Heart Care I often hear my patient’s family members questioning if heart failure is hereditary. I understand it is scary to see your parent go through heart failure and wonder if you could be prone to the same disease. The good news is that [...]

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