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Jennifer Blackmon, RN

Jennifer is the Heart Failure Coordinator for Baylor Regional Medical Center at Plano, where she focuses on educating patients and staff to reduce readmissions. In her spare time, she enjoys quality time with family and friends.

Heart failure: America’s silent epidemic

Heart failure is a condition that affects nearly 5 million Americans and is the cause of more hospitalizations than all forms of cancer combined. Additionally, 25 percent of patients admitted to the hospital with heart failure will readmit within 30 days, and approximately 550,000 cases of heart failure are diagnosed each year. Yet many people …

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Avoid These 9 Heartbreakers For a Healthier Heart

Heart disease is the leading cause of death in the United States, so it warrants a serious discussion around heart health and heart disease prevention. How healthy is your heart? These “heartbreakers” can be some of the worst heart habits, so avoid these for a healthier heart and healthier life! 1.  “Pigging out” Being overweight …

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