Advancing our cardiac and pulmonary rehab care

At Logansport Memorial Hospital, we are always striving to provide the best, and most up-to-date, care for our patients, in all aspects of their visit. Updating technology and care systems plays a big role in providing that high standard of care. Our most recent improvement in our cardiac and pulmonary rehab department is a new system that benefits both our staff and patients.

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Living with COPD

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Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD) is a long-term lung disease where people have difficulty breathing, continual shortness of breath, and a chronic cough. People diagnosed with COPD are facing a lifetime of breathing problems and symptoms. The more you know about the stages of COPD and what positive steps to take in each, the better your quality of life can be.

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How to know if it’s a stroke

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A stroke is a sudden and serious injury to the brain. They can seemingly happen suddenly and with no warning, even to otherwise healthy individuals. Educating yourself on the signs of a stroke is an important way to keep yourself and those around you- safe.

Prompt medical attention is critical to successful stroke recovery. Keep reading to learn more about stroke signs and how you can help. 

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How to follow a heart healthy diet

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A healthy lifestyle is one of the strongest weapons in the fight against heart disease. Following a heart healthy diet is a must if you have a personal or family history of heart disease. But even if you don’t have that background, starting a heart healthy diet is a great way to benefit your overall health. Let’s learn what foods are best along with some tips for making a heart healthy diet part of your normal routine.

It's not just how much you eat - it’s what you eat

Oftentimes when people hear the word “diet” they think of portion control. Portion control is certainly an important part of eating healthy, but if that’s your only focus you’re missing the mark. Your body needs key minerals, protein and nutrients and eating the right balance of them can help you control your weight, cholesterol and blood pressure.

Eat an overall healthy diet that emphasizes:
  • a variety of fruits and vegetables
  • whole grains
  • low-fat dairy products
  • skinless poultry and fish
  • nuts and legumes
  • non-tropical vegetable oils

Limit saturated fat, trans fat, sodium, red meat, sweets and sugar-sweetened beverages. If you choose to eat red meat, compare labels and select the leanest cuts available.

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What is a stress test

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Your doctor has ordered a stress test. This is a very common diagnostic test of heart function - a way for doctors to see just how hard your heart works when your body is working its hardest. A stress test might be done do the doctor can evaluate your overall health or if you are showing signs of coronary distress. If you've been told you need a stress test or treadmill test, you might be wondering what to expect, how to prepare, and what happens next.

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