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      Less Invasive Option For Valve                     procedure in which the patient’s chest was opened in order      Dr. Drake is now

      Disease Treatment Offers                           to access the heart.                              accepting new patients at
                                                           In recent years, the transcatheter aortic valve replacement

                                                                                                           Cleveland Clinic Family
      Benefit With Fewer Risks                           (TAVR) procedure has revolutionized treatment for aortic   Health Center, Stuart,
                                                         stenosis. It is minimally invasive, allowing the surgeon to
                                                                                                           located at 3801 S. Kanner
         Aortic valve stenosis is one of the most common and   replace the valve through a catheter placed in the femoral   Highway. Patients may call
      serious conditions affecting the heart’s valves. It is a   artery, which runs up the thigh, through the abdomen and   (772) 419-3301 to request
      narrowing of the aortic valve opening, which is the passage   to the heart.                          an appointment, or they
      for oxygen-rich blood to leave the heart and go out into the      A multitude of studies have shown TAVR to be a safe   may  also  do  so  online  at
      body. When the valve opening is narrowed, the flow of this   and effective alternative to traditional valve replacement,
      blood is blocked or reduced.                       offering patients minimal risk and discomfort, a shorter      Drake’s special interests
         This condition is most common in people 65 or older,   hospital stay (usually only one or two days versus five   include  normal  and  high-
      severely affecting nearly 500,000 people in the United   to seven days with the open procedure), and a prompt   risk pregnancies, robotic
      States each year. It can cause shortness of breath, chest   recovery.                                surgery, management of
      pain, congestive heart failure and, ultimately, death if left      “Aortic stenosis is a condition that offers a malignant   endometriosis, minimally invasive gynecology and pelvic
      untreated.                                         course. As with open heart surgery, this procedure cures   organ prolapse, and pelvic floor repair. Drake completed
      A Revolutionary Approach To Treatment              the condition,” says Brett Beecher, M.D., a cardiothoracic   medical school at Kentucky College of Osteopathic
         Replacing the diseased valve is the standard treatment   surgeon at Cleveland Clinic Martin Health’s Frances   Medicine. He completed the Obstetrics and Gynecology
      for most patients with aortic stenosis. Until recently,   Langford Heart Center. “Many centers offer TAVR, but   Residency Program at the Charleston Area Medical Center
      however, the replacement had to be done through a surgical   our team has tremendous expertise and experience in this   and West Virginia University.
                                                         type of treatment.”                                  Prior to joining Martin Health, Drake practiced as
                                                            To learn more about heart and vascular services at   a physician, chairman of the department of OB/GYN
                  Senior                                 Cleveland Clinic Martin Health’s Frances Langford Heart   Quality Review Committee and the director of citizenship
                                                         Center, visit or call (844) 630-4968.
                                                                                                           and professionalism at Cleveland Clinic Akron General
                                                         Obstetrics And Gynecology                         in Ohio.
                                                                                                           About Cleveland Clinic Martin Health
               MatterS                                   Specialist George Lee Drake                         Clinic Florida region. It features three hospitals with
                                                                                                             Cleveland Clinic Martin Health is part of the Cleveland
                                                         III, D.O., Joins Cleveland                        521 total beds, a free-standing emergency center, and
                                                                                                           numerous outpatient centers and clinics across Martin
        Not Just For Seniors                             Clinic Martin Health                              and St. Lucie counties on Florida’s east coast. Cleveland

        Three Ways To (Almost) Instantly Improve              Cleveland Clinic Martin Health welcomes board-  Clinic Martin Health offers preventive, primary and acute
                                                                                                           hospital care, as well as cancer care, a heart center,
        Your Mood                                        certified obstetrician and gynecologist George Lee Drake   wellness and rehabilitation services, and much more.
        By Arati Hammond,                                III, D.O.                                         Learn more at
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           Right now, when
        social distancing
        sometimes makes a good
        hug hard to come by, try
        these other natural ways
        to boost your spirits!
        1. Take A Walk Outside
           A simple walk can provide a pleasant change
        of scenery while also stretching your muscles and
        improving your circulation. Brisk walking can make
        you feel better by releasing endorphins (the feel-good
        hormone) and boosting energy. Walking in nature or
        other “green” spaces and basking in natural light has
        been proven to promote a calming, meditative mental
        state, improving mood. Plus, studies show that exercise
        can have a positive impact on depression. Active
        people tend to experience lower depression rates, and
        exercise can be as effective as medication in alleviating
        long-term depression.
        2. Look Up And Smile!
           Even if smiling is the last thing you feel like doing,
        forcing a smile will make you feel better. How? The
        physical act of smiling sends messages to your brain    Est. 1926
        to release “feel good” hormones. It also reduces stress,                       The Heart of Hobe Sound
        boosts your immune system, lowers blood pressure,
        improves digestion, and can even help you live longer!
        Plus, when you smile, other people are more likely to
        smile back, which also lifts your mood. The neurology   WE ARE OPEN                                                WE are YOUR
        of our “visual brain” is a bit complicated, but casting                                                       Community Church
        your eyes upwards can improve mood, creativity, and a    WE ARE BACK WITH
        sense of well-being. Builders of ornate cathedrals have                                                     All Visitors Welcome
        known this for centuries. In the cell phone age, studies   NO RESERVATIONS                                We Invite You to Worship with Us
        confirm that looking down damages mood, whereas
        looking up improves it.                                        FOR SEATING.                                   Every Sunday at 10:30 a.m.
        3. Good Foods And Essential Oils                            FULL SERVICE.....
           Certain foods are proven mood boosters, as well                                                             Give us a call or visit our
        as some essential oils. Since up to 90 percent of      We will offer the same degree of care and
        your body’s production of the “feel good” hormone         concern to our members and guests                 website for more information.
        serotonin is produced in your gut, foods matter. Mood-   as we have been during this pandemic.                    (772) 546-5043
        boosting foods include dark chocolate, salmon, oats,   We lift up in PRAYER those of our area that
        bananas, berries, nuts, seeds, coffee, and fermented
        foods. Overall, adding more fruits and vegetables               were effected by the Virus
        to your diet has been shown to reduce depression.
        Essential oils work by stimulating your sense of                   Starting June 6th
        smell, which can discriminate between over a trillion            Same time 10:30 am
        different scents! Although the research is still limited,
        some essential oils have been used successfully to       Service will remain on FACEBOOK LIVE
        boost mood, including lemon oil, lavender, ylang-
        ylang, rosemary, basil, and clary sage.
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