Father and son Robert LeComte Jr. and Robert LeComte Sr. of Somerset have a lot in common: A passion for art, hazel eyes, warm smiles — and heart disease.
They can compare scars from their bypass surgeries.
And they both value Southcoast's cardiac rehab program for helping them regain healthy hearts.
"After a heart attack, I needed to get exercise and felt that working out at Southcoast cardiac rehab would give me confidence," Bob Lecomte Jr. said. "I've been working out religiously three times a week for nine years. I think it's the reason I'm healthier today."
Learn more about the area's only complete heart services — close to home at Southcoast.
An ounce of prevention
Last year the kids at Durfee High School learned about heart disease — from Southcoast.
It's part of Southcoast's Cardiac Prevention Program that focuses on promoting education, lifestyle changes and risk factor modification. A team that includes a nurse, a dietitian and a pharmacist is out in your community on the Southcoast Health Van, in local churches, businesses and other organizations and in our local schools.
So now the kids at Durfee High know about lowering their cholesterol and other risk factors — and how to live longer, healthier lives.
Learn more about what Southcoast is doing to help lower the incidence of heart disease in our area.
It's flu season — learn what to do
Southcoast encourages you to take advantage of a flu shot. Be sure to get the shot every year because flu viruses are constantly changing and new vaccines are needed to protect against the different flu viruses.
Southcoast has a list of free local flu clinics and links to all available flu resources in Massachusetts.