After a Stroke: Navigating End-of-Life Planning and Care

Having a stroke can affect your lifespan. In fact, stroke remains the fifth leading cause of death in the United States. While we always hope for a full recovery, you and your loved ones should also know how to prepare for the worst. Here’s what you need to know about end-of-life planning and care.


Busting Heart Health Myths

When you think of heart disease, your mind may quickly picture an older man with a previous heart attack, family history of high blood pressure and years of smoking history. But that's not the whole story. “Even people who seem to be in perfect health can be affected by heart disease," says Michael Gardner, MD, a Northwest Regional Heart & Vascular cardiologist.