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Heart to Heart Winter Spring 2020

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.

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.