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Merced hospital service offers rehab for hearts, lungs
Merced Sun-Star

Ray Mink suffered his first heart attack in 1983. He was 60, and like many people knew little about heart disease.

The heart attack came as a surprise to Mink. He had felt fine up to that point and believed his health to be good.

In 1985, doctors referred Mink to the Cardiac and Pulmonary Rehabilitation Center, then located on Olive Avenue and M Street. It was there that Mink learned the importance of physical activity, nutrition and stress management in reducing risk factors for heart and blood vessel disease.