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About Sherman Health

Sherman Health has provided medical care to Northern IL since 1888, and is currently home to a network of over 600 physicians. The Sherman blogs are edited by me, Luke. Questions? Comments? Links? Email address is luke at shermanhealth dot com.

Study: Moderate Drinking Linked to Abnormal Heart Rhythm?

Information for this post was taken from an article by Amy Nelson at Reuters, published by NBC News. A study of 30,000 older adults with a history of heart disease, reported by the Canadian Medical Association Journal, found that one’s … Continue reading

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Study: Every junk food meal damages your arteries!

Source: Science Daily. Well, this is a bit unsettling. A new study conducted by the University of Montreal found that every single meal of junk food has an adverse effect on the eater’s arteries. However! There’s some positive news in … Continue reading

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Ask the Cardiologist: any limitations for heavy aerobic exercise after heart surgery?

Dr. Maciej Malinski is on the medical staff at Sherman Hospital. He has been kind enough to answer some frequently asked questions related to maintaining a healthy heart in his Ask the Cardiologist series. To see all posts Dr. Malinski … Continue reading

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Rosie O’Donnell Heart Attack a Reminder to Women Everywhere

Heart disease and heart attack are sometimes considered male problems, but as Rosie O’Donnell’s recent heart attack shows, that is a dangerous misconception. While it’s true heart disease kills more American men than it does American women, it’s far and … Continue reading

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Heart Healthy Recipe: Whole Wheat Pasta with Broccolini and Feta

Thanks to Food Network for this great recipe. What better way to plan a dinner than with a delicious bowl of pasta? How about a dinner with a delicious and heart healthy bowl of pasta? That’s right up our alley! … Continue reading

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Ask the Cardiologist: Is anticoagulant medication required after v-fib?

Dr. Maciej Malinski is on the medical staff at Sherman Hospital. He has been kind enough to answer some frequently asked questions related to maintaining a healthy heart in his Ask the Cardiologist series. To see all posts Dr. Malinski … Continue reading

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What is PVD? How do I know if I have it?

There are just 10 seats remaining for tonight’s lecture at the Centre of Elgin, “What is PVD? How do I know if I have it?” PVD, or peripheral vascular disease, is something 5% of people over age 50 are believed … Continue reading

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