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Is Low Blood Pressure Dangerous?

Posted by North Ohio Heart | Ohio Medical Group on Thu, Oct 19, 2017

If your normal blood pressure is below 90/60 mmHg, you are suffering from low blood pressure, or hypotension. Unlike high blood pressure, low blood pressure is not a serious problem for most people. In fact, athletes and people who lead very active lifestyles have lower blood pressure than ordinary people. However, the condition should be a cause for concern if it is accompanied by symptoms or signs of low blood flow.

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Topics: diabetes, exercise, high blood pressure, blood pressure, doctors

5 Common Mammogram Questions

Posted by North Ohio Heart | Ohio Medical Group on Tue, Oct 17, 2017

Regular mammograms help detect breast cancer in its early stages — before you feel a lump. In fact, according to the American Cancer Society, some women who have breast cancer have no symptoms.

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Topics: breast cancer, mammogram

3 Tasty & Heart-Healthy Fall Recipes to Try

Posted by North Ohio Heart | Ohio Medical Group on Thu, Oct 12, 2017


The arrival of fall doesn’t have to be all about pumpkin-flavored foods (unless you like them, of course). In fact, this seasonal favorite — along with squash, apples and Brussels sprouts — are full of vitamins and antioxidants, and can be used for more than just sweet treats.

Try these tasty and heart healthy fall recipes to add some new flavors to your plate.

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Topics: fall recipes

What to Do With Food and Medications After a Flood or Power Outage

Posted by North Ohio Heart | Ohio Medical Group on Tue, Oct 10, 2017


Whether you live in a hurricane-prone area, Tornado Alley or an area where you rarely see severe weather, a flood or power outage can happen at any time. And when a power outage or flood happens, you may be more worried about your possessions than your food supply or medications.

But should you throw your food out if your power goes out? And what happens if you find your medicine bottles floating in a puddle?

Here’s what you should do with food or medications after a flood or power outage.

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Topics: power outage

Video: Treating Coughs and Colds in Children

Posted by North Ohio Heart | Ohio Medical Group on Thu, Oct 05, 2017


Cooler weather doesn’t just mean it’s time to break out the boots and sweatshirts. It’s also when more colds and coughs start circulating — especially among children. Most children catch colds or other respiratory infections three to seven times per year.

While that may seem like a lot, you can do some things to help your child feel better. In this short video, Dr. Deborah Vicario explains why antibiotics don’t work for most coughs and colds in children, when you should be concerned about your child’s cough and what you can do to help treat your child’s illness.

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Topics: flu

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