Monthly Archives: May 2017

American Heart Association to celebrate survivors at annual Go Red for Women Luncheon

Every 80 seconds, a woman dies of cardiovascular disease, which is a statistic the American Heart Association’s Go Red for Women campaign is striving to change. The campaign launched in 2004 with a simple goal: increase women’s awareness of their … Continue reading

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Recognizing heart-healthy success in the Mid-South

Micah Peterson was just 15 when he made the decision to change his life forever. “I was about 15 years old, and I was with my mom at her appointment with her gastric surgeon,” he recalled. “I remember seeing this … Continue reading

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Faces of Stroke: Kris Dietrich

After completing a 12-hour shift as a unit secretary at St. Francis Hospital in 2015, Kris Dietrich stopped for gas at her local Kroger in Olive Branch. It was a decision that would ultimately save her life. “I remember feeling … Continue reading

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Thinking F.A.S.T.: The importance of early stroke intervention

By Kate Friedel Standing in a local department store, Rochelle Pirtle witnessed a customer struggle to communicate with the store clerk. The woman became increasingly frustrated as she continually tried and failed to find the right words. “I went up … Continue reading

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