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Publication Heart to Heart Spring/Summer 2018

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Our cover story this issue features a Lyons man who shares his success in maintaining long term weight loss and a positive attitude after bariatric surgery.

Meet health care providers at Samaritan that make practicing medicine a family affair.

Get to know Sammy the spunky, 8 pound staff therapy dog making his rounds at Good Samaritan Medical Center.

Learn about treatment options and for a variety of health concerns this issue including:  migraines, labor pain, brain cancer, erectile dysfunction, fitness for Parkinson’s disease, CPAP sleeping tips and more.

Heart to Heart is your local guide to good health from Samaritan Health Services. Enjoy!


You’ll also learn how the Samaritan-Stanford Health Care partnership benefited a local Albany woman.

Other heart stories explain that there really is such a thing as “broken heart syndrome,” how to sign up for upcoming free health screenings and where to find a support group when you need it.

Read also how to contain your cough. Your family and friends, as well as strangers, will appreciate you reading this piece.

Samaritan Health Services has a new president and CEO. Learn a little about Doug Boysen who invites your comments on the ongoing development of our health care system.

Heart to Heart is your local guide to good health from Samaritan Health Services. Enjoy!