New Treatment Option for AFib

by Guest Blogger July 1, 2015
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Last week we explored Atrial fibrillation (also known as AF or AFib), the most common abnormal heart rhythm. There’s a good chance you know someone, a family member or friend, who suffers from AFib. The good news is that there are treatment options and specially trained electrophysiologists who can effectively treat and manage the condition. […]

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What Do You Know About AFib?

by Guest Blogger June 23, 2015
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Atrial fibrillation (also known as AF or AFib) is the most common abnormal heart rhythm and increases the risk for heart disease and stroke. An estimated three million Americans have been diagnosed with atrial fibrillation. In a normal heart, the four chambers of the heart beat in a steady, rhythmic pattern. Atrial fibrillation causes the […]

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Today’s Maternity Myth

by Guest Blogger June 18, 2015
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Guest blogger Jennifer Doyle, MSN, WHNP-BC, Maternal Outreach Education Coordinator, explains the best position in which to have a baby. Hint: you want to get off your back!  (Can’t see the video above, click here.) Jennifer Doyle, MSN, WHNP-BC, Maternal Outreach Education Coordinator Summa Women’s Health Institute Summa Akron City Hospital

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Do You Have the 7 Risk Factors for Heart Disease?

by Summa Flourish June 16, 2015
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Cardiovascular disease is a preventable disease. Even if you have a family history of heart disease, the choices you make every day can prevent or delay the onset of the disease. But taking the right steps to actively manage your risk factors is critical. Take a few minutes to take our quiz to help you […]

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Birthplace of MVPs- The Media Frenzy Continues

by Dr. von Gruenigen June 12, 2015
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We have always known how special our babies are, all 4,000+ born at our facilities every year. But two of them are flooding the media, as they are currently battling each other in the NBA Finals. In case you haven’t heard, both LeBron James, a four-time league MVP, and Stephen Curry, this year’s league MVP, […]

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Can’t Be a Jerk and Be a Good Doc Any More

by Guest Blogger June 11, 2015
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The following post was written by Erik N. Steele, D.O., Chief Medical Officer at Summa Health. This post explores the important focus on safety and how some doctors and other medical providers have had to change how they deliver care over the years.   In the good old days, women were women, men were men, […]

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Do You Know the Signs of a Heart Attack?

by Summa Flourish June 9, 2015

Many people know the “classic” signs of a heart attack. But did you know that heart attacks present differently in men and women?    

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Birthplace of MVPs

by Dr. von Gruenigen June 8, 2015
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In case you haven’t heard (wink wink), the Cleveland Cavaliers are in the NBA Finals. The city is electric with the possibility of bringing a championship home. And, after last night’s remarkable win, the team is one step closer. We are demonstrating our Cavaliers spirit by offering all of our newborns the opportunity to show […]

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Do You Know Your Blood Pressure Numbers?

by Guest Blogger June 2, 2015
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As a family medicine physician, every week I have patients come to see me with high blood pressure issues. What’s concerning is the number of people that don’t even realize they have blood pressure concerns or what the risks are for developing high blood pressure. Ladies— here’s a sobering fact: you are at higher risk […]

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