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Stents may not be the answer for all heart patients

Stents may not be the answer for all heart patients

While a crucial component of modern heart disease care, a new study shows that conventional stent insertion is sometimes able to help patients with stable angina but may not be necessary to provide the relief desired. Instead, more doctors are recommending medical therapy as well as advocating for more serious studies of the origins of heart attacks.

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What’s the right amount of exercise? A little goes a long way!

What’s the right amount of exercise? A little goes a long way!

Turns out there isn’t really a limit to how much one can exercise before it becomes too much. A series of studies of active and less-active patients shows that while an hour of vigorous exercise a day is recommended, the closer an average person can get to 45 minutes a day, the better. While clearly there is a minimum amount of effort required to reduce the risk of early mortality, researchers found no limit to the amount of exercise a person can do before it becomes unhealthy.

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Welcome Anne Turner, Nurse Practitioner!

We are happy to announce that Anne Turner has joined PCMA. She is a Nurse Practitioner and will be starting in August. She joins us with 16 years of practice as a primary care provider. Anne brings a warm, caring attitude along with a great depth of experience. Welcome!