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Lodi Memorial Hospital programs aim to educate heart and lung disease patients

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Posted: Monday, August 13, 2012 12:00 am | Updated: 8:38 am, Mon Aug 13, 2012.

In the corner of the room, a woman walks on a treadmill. Towards the center, another man works on a resistance machine. As the sound of whirring machines fills the air, Fred Hoffman puts on a pouch that holds a heart monitor. He says the device checks his heart while he is using the exercise machines. Hoffman is a patient in Lodi Memorial Hospital’s cardiac rehabilitation program.

This program was recently relocated in the hospital and combined with a new pulmonary rehabilitation program. Carol Farron, spokeswoman for the hospital said the new location is more convenient and inspirational for patients and can accommodate both programs and more equipment. There are currently 14 heart and lung patients in each program that provides exercise routines and health education to get them back on track.

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