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Tips to Keep Your Blood Pressure in Check

Tips to Keep Your Blood Pressure in Check

Follow these tips to keep your blood pressure in a healthy range. High blood pressure, or hypertension, is known as the “silent killer” because most sufferers don’t have symptoms or warning signs. Hypertension is an increased force of blood against …

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Stroke Symptoms: Are Women Different?

Stroke Symptoms: Are Women Different?

Women often experience less-typical warning signs when it comes to stroke. Do you know what they are? May is National Stroke Awareness Month, a time to highlight both stroke symptoms and the importance of acting quickly to ensure the most …

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Tips for Taming Your Salt Habit

Tips for Taming Your Salt Habit

Say so long to excess sodium. Reduce your salt intake for a healthier heart.   Salt has long been used to flavor and preserve foods. Our bodies need sodium to function properly. However, too much salt can have a negative …

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The Dangers of Untreated Sleep Apnea

The Dangers of Untreated Sleep Apnea

Occasional disruptions to your sleep pattern is normal, but not treating sleep apnea can be worse than just being tired the next day. Sleep disorders like sleep apnea are often undiagnosed. You may feel the symptoms without realizing you are …

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What to Expect During an ER Visit

What to Expect During an ER Visit

Knowing what to expect can take some of the stress out of an unexpected emergency. You can’t be prepared for an emergency, but rest assured that St. Petersburg General is prepared to provide the best treatment for you and your …

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Cholesterol and Your Heart Health

Cholesterol and Your Heart Health

Take care of your heart by watching your cholesterol levels. A healthy heart pumps blood through your body to keep every cell in your body functioning properly. Cholesterol can cause problems for your heart. Cholesterol is a waxy substance that …

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The Risks of High Blood Pressure

The Risks of High Blood Pressure

High blood pressure is a condition with relatively no symptoms and a bounty of potential dangers. Sometimes dubbed “the silent killer,” high blood pressure often leads to fatal conditions such as a heart attack, stroke, or congestive heart failure. To …

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Aspirin Therapy for Your Heart

Aspirin Therapy for Your Heart

You’ve probably got aspirin in your medicine cabinet at home, but besides taking the sting out of a headache, did you know it can be beneficial for the heart as well? If your doctor recommends aspirin therapy, you may be …

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Strategies for Maintaining Independence after a Stroke

Strategies for Maintaining Independence after a Stroke

Recovery Step by Step- From FeatherWeatherK About 600,000 people will have a stroke this year. It is one of the top health concerns in the country. Often after a stroke there will be neurological issues to overcome or adapt to, …

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We’re Tobacco Free, Are You?

We’re Tobacco Free, Are You?

St. Petersburg General Hospital is now officially a tobacco-free campus— that includes patients, employees, volunteers, vendors and visitors. We made the change July 1 to reduce everyone’s exposure because tobacco is the leading preventable cause of death in the U.S., …

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