Posts Categorized: Heart Failure

Tips to Avoid Holiday Weight Gain

Holiday Eating Tips

Written by SMH Outpatient DietItian Lauren McNeil Research shows that the average American gains 1 to 2 pounds during the holiday season. While that doesn’t sound like much, it adds up over time, and can end up being a 20-pound weight gain over the next 10 years! Here are some tips and tricks to ensure… Read more »

‘Life Changing’ Second Opinion—One Woman’s Story

Charlie Ann Spyrett

Written by SMH Senior Communications Editor Kim Savage Finding out you have a leaking heart valve or blocked coronary arteries can be frightening—especially if your only option to correct the problem is cardiac surgery. But what if you’re uncomfortable with the diagnosis or have been told your condition is too fragile for a less-invasive surgical… Read more »

Have Heart Failure? Get the Flu Shot.


If you’re among the millions who are living with heart failure, getting flu and pneumonia vaccinations can help keep you out of the hospital this flu season. While October is the best time to get a flu shot, it’s not too late to protect yourself and loved ones from the flu.