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Taking Care of Yourself While Taking Care of Your Parents

Over the last several decades, many homes have experienced significant changes in the family dynamic, due in large part to the more extended life expectancies to which we have grown accustomed. With Americans living well into their 70s, 80s, and … Read More >

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Why Sleep is Important for Health

You have probably heard your doctor, a parent or even friend emphasize the importance of getting enough sleep, but have you ever wondered why sleep is important and why you should be getting 7.5+ hours of sleep a night? It is because … Read More >

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Common Cardiac Tests

Find a Doctor So you’ve decided that unsettling pain, tightness or pressure in your chest is worrisome enough to see a doctor – but now your ticker is racing at the thought of being poked and prodded during the exam! … Read More >

Meet Crittenton's Dr. Karsten Fliegner

Meet Cardiothoracic Surgeon Dr. Karsten Fliegner

Cardiothoracic surgeon Dr. Karsten Fliegner started his medical career as an aspiring research scientist. Rather than pursuing the standard MD or DO degree, Dr. Fliegner went one step further and added a PhD to his list of degrees. Through a … Read More >

The Number One Killer of Women Isn’t What You Think It Is

Learn How to Reduce Your Risk of Heart Disease While many women think of breast cancer as the principal threat to their health, heart disease kills more women each year than all forms of cancer combined. “Heart disease” refers to … Read More >