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February is Heart Month at Entira Family Clinics

Your heart is one of the most important organs in your body.  The leading cause of death in men and women is heart disease. Coronary Artery Disease (CAD) is the most common type of heart disease. For many people, the first sign of CAD is a heart attack. 

According to the American Heart Association, a heart attack occurs when the blood flow that brings oxygen to the heart muscle is severely reduced or cut off completely. This happens because coronary arteries that supply the heart muscle with blood flow can slowly become narrow from a buildup of fat, cholesterol and other substances that together are called plaque. This slow process is known as atherosclerosis. When plaque in a heart artery breaks off, a blood clot forms around the plaque. This blood clot can block the blood flow through the heart muscle. When the heart muscle is starved for oxygen and nutrients, it is called ischemia. When damage or death of part of the heart muscle occurs as a result of ischemia, it is called a heart attack.

Here is a simple quiz to see if you can recognize the signs of a heart attack. http://tinyurl.com/jcl94jy

Heart Attack Prevention

There are 7 small steps you can make that can produce big changes in your body:

1)     Get Active

2)     Control your cholesterol

3)     Eat Healthy

4)     Manage your blood pressure

5)     Maintain a healthy weight

6)     Reduce blood sugar

7)     Stop smoking

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Are you interested in learning about Living Wills (also called Health Care Directives)?

Entira Family Clinics provides Honoring Choices facilitators to assist you in discussing and completing end of life decision making. We will be offering free patient information sessions on Tuesdays at our Como/Roseville Clinic on the topic of Honoring Choices.  Trained staff will be available to answer questions and assist with completing the forms in a group and individual setting.  read more

Family Health Clinics in St Paul, MN

Community ​​BasedHigh Quality Care • Family Medicine

Welcome to Entira Family Clinics!  As specialists in family medicine, we are dedicated to providing comprehensive medical care to individuals in all stages of life. When you want a quality medical professional for your family’s health, choose the best. Choose Entira Family Clinics!

We offer a wide range of medical services for your family that include obstetrics, pediatrics, adults, geriatrics, chronic disease management, women’s health, sports medicine and more. An independent organization working for you and your family, we offer 12 convenient clinic locations in St. Paul easily accessible from home, work and school. Some of our clinics have been serving St. Paul metro families for more than 50 years.

Call us at 651-788-4444 to learn more!

Welcome to Como/Roseville Clinic, Sara Whitehouse, MD

Dr. Sara Whitehouse moved her practice to Como/Roseville December 14, 2015.  She has enjoyed her time at the Maplewood/Battle Creek Clinic but is excited for the move to Como/Roseville. To read Dr. Whitehouse's patient letter, go to http://tinyurl.com/gqsuh88








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