February 26, 2020

High Blood Pressure

HBP. Hypertension. ‘Silent Killer’. It has many names, but it all means one thing: the force of blood flowing through your veins is consistently too high. Nearly half of all American adults have high blood pressure, but many don’t even know it. So how can you be sure your blood pressure is in a good… View Article

February 19, 2020

Heart Health: Cardiac Devices

At the Avita Heart Cardiac Device Clinic, our team specializes in the implantation and long-term monitoring of your cardiac device. We use a variety of devices, including pacemakers, heart rhythm monitors, and implantable cardioverter defibrillators. In the following, we explain how we use cardiac devices, what these devices are, and answer frequently asked questions. Why… View Article

February 5, 2019

Maintaining Good Heart Health

Heart disease is the leading cause of death in the United States. Nearly 1 in every 4 adults dies from heart disease each year. So how can you make sure you don’t become a statistic? Easy. For most of us, all you have to do is maintain a healthy lifestyle. You can help prevent heart… View Article

January 18, 2019

Cholesterol: Good vs. Bad

What is Cholesterol? Cholesterol is a waxy substance found in all of your cells and has several useful functions. It’s carried through your bloodstream attached to proteins called lipoproteins. While cholesterol is essential for good health, too much can be a bad thing. There are two types of cholesterol: HDL (high-density lipoprotein, or “good” cholesterol)… View Article

October 29, 2018

Stroke Support

Galion and Bucyrus Hospital Emergency Teams are able to work doctor-to-doctor with The Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center Stroke Specialists in real time, making crucial diagnostic decisions and mapping an appropriate care plan. This type of care is possible by the use of advanced telemedicine technology now at both Galion and Bucyrus Hospitals. Should… View Article