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Heart to Heart Fall 2019

This issue of Samaritan Health Services’ Heart to Heart magazine focuses on cancer care from prevention to diagnosis to survivorship. Read about two women’s journeys, one through colon cancer and one through breast cancer and the eventual “ringing of the bell” signaling the completion of treatment and celebration of the future.

Several articles explore community efforts underway to address the mental health of our youth. Samaritan President and CEO Doug Boysen shares how Samaritan is contributing to this effort.

You’ll also read an inspiring story of a Newport woman whose heart had to be restarted four times on her trip to the hospital and how she recovered from a pulmonary embolism ready to build new purpose in her life.

Learn the symptoms of a concussion, if you need a daily aspirin and what self-exams can help keep you healthy.

Finally, new construction is in the air. Get updated on the new residential addiction treatment center, The Mario Pastega House and the new Lincoln City hospital.

Heart to Heart is your local guide to good health from Samaritan Health Services. Read inspiring stories and get ideas on how you can be part of building healthier communities together.