By David Rude There is no doubt that social isolation and loneliness have had a profound effect on personal health and well-being during the COVID-19 pandemic. I imagine that anyone who had open-heart surgery during this time may have truly struggled. It is well known that mood swings and difficult feelings — including depression, fear,…

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Screenings Prescription drugs Cardiac rehabilitation programs Cardiovascular behavioral therapy Chronic care management services Takeaway Medicare offers coverage for a wide variety of heart disease screenings, rehabilitation, and behavioral training. The amount that Medicare will cover depends on the type of preventive services and treatment covered by your plan, as well as your specific health needs….

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By Tim Nebergall My story with heart trouble begins in the year 2000. Up to that point in my life, I had been told that I had a heart murmur, but that was it. It was nothing to worry about. In 2000, I started to have some health issues and ended up with a hemorrhage…

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By Mark Buttell Living with scars has not always been the most ego-boosting part of my life. When you’re young, it’s fun to show your battle scars, and of course, most older folks were amazed that a 5-year-old was showing them scars from open-heart surgery. Back in the 1970s, it wasn’t very common, and looking…

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Heart disease is the leading cause of death in the United States and can be prevented by choosing to eat nutritious foods that help keep your arteries clear. You may be asking what causes congestive heart failure? Some common causes are alcohol abuse, high blood pressure and unhealthy eating habits. Research has found that eating…

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