At the heart of it

Cardiopulmonary department helps patients find peace, strength Beau Gardiepy was out of breath. So he pushed harder. That’s how he lived his life. But this time was different. He’d been out of breath for a few weeks. He would sweat easily. He would tire easily. But he continued to attribute it to stress. Getting older.…

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What’s healthy anyway?

Sometimes the “healthy” meals we make aren’t always healthy. They can be packed with sodium or sugar. Here are some things to keep in mind when planning your healthy meals. Choose fiber-rich veggies. Vegetables have a lot of positives – they are full of antioxidants and low in calories per portion. They are also packed…

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Taking control of your heart health

Did you know heart disease is the leading cause of death for men and women in the United States? But here’s the good news: Heart disease is preventable in most cases. According to the CDC, “when people adopt a healthy lifestyle, which includes not smoking, maintaining a healthy weight, controlling blood sugar and cholesterol, treating…

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Community blood screenings set for February, March

Wyoming Health Fairs will once again host community wellness screenings in Buffalo and Kaycee. But this year is going to look different. There will not be an event at the Johnson County Fairgrounds. Instead, community members will be required to make an appointment. Appointments will be made in 15-minute increments and the screenings will be…

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Not All Fats are Created Equal

dietary fats

Not All Fats are Created Equal Excerpt from an article in Consultant 360 ENews, June, 2019   Question for the doctors: Jeanette is a 33-year-old overweight woman struggling to lose weight. She has recently begun exploring low-fat diets as an option for her weight loss efforts, and asks her doctor if  cutting fat out…

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Cardiac Rehab Dept. Wins Regional Award

Award for great Cardiac Rehab at JCHC

Julia Bettinger recently was honored for her contribution to the Cardiopulmonary Wellness Dept. at JCHC. She has been involved in the Montana Cardiac Rehabilitation Outcomes Project that is sponsored by the Montana Association of Cardiovascular and Pulmonary Rehabilitation (MACVPR) and the Cardiovascular Health Program within the Montana Department of Public Health and Human Services.  This…

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