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Canyon Vista Medical Center to resume elective and non-urgent surgeries and procedures

Canyon Vista Medical Center announced today that it is taking the appropriate steps to safely resume some elective and non-urgent surgeries and procedures that were previously rescheduled out of an abundance of caution amid the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic. The decision to reschedule procedures when clinically appropriate was made in accordance with federal and state […]

2020-05-01T11:16:49-07:00May 1st, 2020|

Minutes Matter: Don’t Put Your Heart Health On Hold During COVID-19

Minutes Matter: Don’t Put Your Heart Health On Hold During COVID-19

By Karen Reed, CNO

When a heart attack strikes, every minute matters. In fact, the first few minutes are critical in determining the short-term and long-term outcome for the patient. While the world continues to focus on the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic, cardiovascular disease, or heart disease, […]

2020-04-27T12:05:21-07:00April 27th, 2020|

Nutrition Month

Eat Right, Bite by Bite: How to make good nutrition work for you
By Anna Keefe, CRD, CDE at Canyon Vista Medical Center

Eating healthy helps us get and stay healthy. And there’s no better time to adopt useful strategies for making good nutrition an essential part of your health journey than National Nutrition Month.® This year’s […]

2020-03-02T14:59:12-07:00March 5th, 2020|

Colorectal Cancer Awareness

In the Mix: Why it might be time to add routine colonoscopies to your health journey

It’s a scene many of us can recall. You arrive home from school, rush to your bedroom and tune your boombox to your favorite radio station. You pop in a blank cassette tape, or one you’ve recorded over so many […]

2020-03-02T14:51:11-07:00March 2nd, 2020|

Heart Health Day 29

Thank you for joining us on this 29-day journey of heart health. We hope you’ve found it helpful and that you’ve learned something about your heart that you may not have known before.

Remember, heart health isn’t about a crash diet. It’s not about getting up at 5 am to run 10 miles every day or […]

2020-02-10T10:37:18-07:00February 29th, 2020|

Heart Health Day 28

Did You Brush? The Surprising Link Between Dental Health and Your Heart

How well do you take care of your teeth and gums? Some research has shown a link between poor oral health and poor heart health. Studies have shown a link between gum disease and increased heart disease risk and that poor oral health can […]

2020-02-10T10:36:32-07:00February 28th, 2020|

Heart Health Day 27

Heart Disease: An Unwanted Heirloom

You’ve got your father’s eyes, your grandmother’s laugh, but what about your uncle’s heart disease? While many inherited traits are good, others – like heart disease – aren’t. It’s important to know how your family’s history with heart disease can affect your own heart health.

If you don’t know your family’s full […]

2020-02-10T10:35:34-07:00February 27th, 2020|

Heart Health Day 26

Five Surprising Ways to Boost Your Heart Health

You probably know that healthy eating and regular physical activity are critically important to maintaining good heart health. But there are a number of other things you can do to give your heart an extra boost that might surprise you.

Laugh. Research has pointed to laughter having several benefits […]

2020-02-10T10:34:57-07:00February 26th, 2020|

Heart Health Day 25

Minutes Matter: Knowing the Signs Can Save a Life

When a heart attack strikes, minutes matter. Those first few minutes following a heart attack are critical in determining the short-term and long-term outcome for the patient. According to the National Institutes of Health, about half of those who die from heart attacks will die within an […]

2020-02-10T10:34:10-07:00February 25th, 2020|