Health and Wellness Content

What do you know about heart murmurs?

Heart murmurs are sounds during your heartbeat cycle — such as whooshing or swishing — made by turbulent blood in or near your heart. These sounds can be heard with a stethoscope. A normal heartbeat makes two sounds like "lubb-dupp" (sometimes described as "lub-DUP"), which are the sounds of your heart valves closing.

Categories: Heart Health

How to avoid ‘holiday heart’

The holiday season is a time of celebration and excess, but too much salt, caffeine and alcohol can lead to a little-known condition called "holiday heart" that can have drastic consequences.

"Holiday heart" may sound like another joyous part of the holiday season.

Categories: Heart Health

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Mindfulness is the act of being intensely aware of what you're sensing and feeling at every moment — without interpretation or judgment.

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Your heart provides blood to all parts of your body. In order to determine if it's pumping properly, your health care provider may order a cardiac stress test.

Categories: Heart Health

The Robert Packer Hospital Auxiliary is the title sponsor of the 2019 Guthrie Gala.  

The Guthrie Gala is the premiere fundraiser for Sayre House of Hope, raising over $100,000 each year. The Sayre House of Hope is a nonprofit facility located near Guthrie’s campus in Sayre, Pa. Sayre House of Hope’s mission is to alleviate the financial and emotional burdens on patients and families during a medical crisis by providing affordable temporary housing and support.