September is Atrial Fibrillation Awareness Month
Atrial fibrillation (AF or afib) is the most common irregular heartbeat and is characterized by heart palpitations, dizziness, and shortness of breath. This progressive and debilitating disease can lead to stroke, heart failure, and Alzheimer's disease, and can double your risk of death. Afib takes a physical toll, an emotional toll, and a financial toll on those who are living with it—not just the patient, but the family, too.

If you wonder whether you are at risk for atrial fibrillation, or whether you might have it already, or if you want to know how to manage afib now that you have been diagnosed, then you have come to the right place. StopAfib.org is here to help increase your knowledge about afib, to help improve your quality of life if you are living with it, and to help you avoid an afib-related stroke.

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Know Your Facts About AFib
Treatment for AFib
Living with AFib: What to Expect
Oven-Baked Salmon
Directions:
Preheat the oven to 450 degrees F.
Season salmon with salt and pepper. Place salmon, skin side down, on a non-stick baking sheet or in a non-stick pan with an oven-proof handle. Bake until salmon is cooked through, about 12 to 15 minutes. Serve with the Toasted Almond Parsley Salad and squash, if desired.

Toasted Almond Parsley Salad:
Mince the shallot and add to a small bowl. Pour the vinegar over the shallots and add a pinch of salt. Let sit for 30 minutes. Roughly chop the capers, parsley and almonds and add to the shallots. Add the olive oil, tasting as you go. Mix again and adjust the seasonings.
Content Credit: All Recipes
Ingredients:

  • 12 ounce salmon fillet, cut into 4 pieces
  • Coarse-grained salt
  • Freshly ground black pepper
  • Toasted Almond Parsley Salsa, for serving
  • Baked squash, for serving, optional
Toasted Almond Parsley Salad:

  • 1 shallot
  • 1 tablespoons red wine vinegar
  • Coarse grain salt
  • 2 tablespoons capers, rinsed
  • 1 cup fresh flat-leaf parsley
  • 1/2 cup toasted almonds
  • Extra-virgin olive oil
We're Hiring!
Visiting Nurses of the Lower Valley
is Hiring: Weekend On Call RN

Job Description:
Registered nurse to work every other weekend on-call Saturday 8:00 a.m. – Monday 8:00 a.m. Candidate to triage calls, and make scheduled and unscheduled visits.

Job Requirements:
BSN preferred. One year of med surg experience required; previous homecare experience and computerized documentation experience required. Please submit resume to info@visitingnurses.org.

Please submit resume to: info@visitingnurses.org .
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