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Deanne Stein

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Deanne Stein wrote about heart disease as a patient expert for HealthCentral.

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Blood Clots: Signs and Symptoms

Blood clots are scary. Sometimes you don’t even know there are there, until it’s too late. That was the case for me. I was going along, living life, feeling fine, and then suddenly I couldn’t move my arm or talk. It happened that quickly. One second ...

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Salt: Limit your intake for better heart health

I love to cook, but unfortunately I don’t always have the time when I’m working. However, now that I’m on maternity leave, I have been able to cook up some yummy dinners for my family, as long as my newborn cooperates. When I do cook, I love to seaso...

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Staph Infections

Superbug. It’s a term that’s been in the news a lot lately. However, I was hearing about this infection even before it became a recent headline. Earlier this fall, my son was very concerned about contracting it. Superbug is a nickname for MRSA, which ...

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Massage Therapy for Stroke Rehabilitation

My plan for a relaxing week prior to the planned birth of my daughter was anything but relaxing. That’s because I actually gave birth a week early. However, that won’t stop me from revealing what I learned in the process, even though I didn’t actuall...

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Vision problems after stroke

It’s been just over a year since I had refractive eye surgery. I have enjoyed it so much, and I wonder why I didn’t do it sooner. It’s been great not having to wear my contacts or glasses. I love waking up and being able to see I do have Dry Eye Synd...

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Know the Signs and Symptoms of Stroke

May is American Stroke Month, a time when many organizations and medical groups work to build awareness about stroke. The most important message to get across is that stroke can be preventable and if you are having a stroke, time is of the essence. B...

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Getting Used to Lovenox

I inject Lovenox into my stomach twice a day. The shots are a lot harder to handle than I thought. However, with each week, the shot gets easier.

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I just returned from a trip to my home state of Oklahoma. I was honored to be a bridesmaid in the wedding of one of my dearest friends from high school. The wedding went well and my friend was absolutely beautiful The trip home for the wedding also a...

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Hot Tubs and Strokes

What a difference the change of the month makes. We suffered through blistering hot days and then I turned the calendar to September and the cool fronts moved in. It reminds me that fall is just around the corner. Since we have so many cool months he...

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Coumadin Diet

The heat wave across the nation is definitely being felt here in West Virginia. It’s a time of year I dread since I have to work outdoors a lot reporting the news. I try to stay cool in the air conditioning when I can and drink plenty of water. When ...