This issue of Samaritan Health Services’ Heart to Heart magazine focuses on innovative collaborations taking place throughout our region to address population health and the social determinants of health. A story of a Corvallis man finding health and hope through community-based support inspires.
Two features not to miss are stories about Jim Cline surviving a heart attack and John McKibben regaining his freedom to hunt after knee surgeries.
A new heart procedure is now available in Corvallis. The transcatheter aortic valve replacement, or TAVR, is a minimally invasive alternative to open-heart surgery. It is considered safer for higher-risk patients and has a faster recovery time.
You can also read about eating healthy when eating out, spices with added health benefits, and making heart-healthy Buddha bowls and golden granola. Newport and Lincoln City hospital project updates are also included, with 2020 expected to be a very exciting year as these projects come down the homestretch.