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For the last several decades aging has been recognized as one of the primary contributing factors of cardiovascular disease, but young adults can have any number of contributing risk factors as well.  Young adults are increasingly being diagnosed with hypertension: Hypertension, or high blood pressure, is one of the biggest risk factors for cardiovascular disease….

November has arrived, and along with the changing leaves, colder weather, and the holiday season, it’s also Diabetes Awareness Month. Throughout November in particular it is important to bring attention to the challenges with diabetes care, prevention, and support for yourself and/or a loved one. You may not know it but there is a strong…

We have all been working extremely hard to deal with the significant effects of the pandemic for many months now and it appears as if many may have ignored their heart health as a result. Unfortunately, all too many of us have put off health care in general because it has not been convenient or…

Beginning in 1992, World Mental Health Day takes place each October. This year it comes at a time when our daily lives continue to be affected by the COVID-19 pandemic and mental health challenges continue to be significant. The pandemic has affected nearly everyone, regardless of age.  It has had significant impact physically for millions through infection, illness,…

Many of us already know of and take part in the many benefits of walking and how it can protect and strengthen our hearts, assist in weight-loss, and improve our overall physical and mental health.  What you may not know is by simply enhancing your walking habits you can bring even greater impact to your…

Each winter hospitals see an increase in the number of patients with heart attack symptoms as compared to the rest of the year. Starting in November and lasting until April, the number of patients with heart problems can be overwhelming for hospital emergency rooms. Research shows there is a 50 percent increase in heart attacks…

The eyes do more than allow us to see; they also have something to say.  In fact, certain conditions observed in the eye during routine eye exams could indicate underlying health problems. How exactly? The arrangement of blood vessels at the back of the eye, also known as the retina vasculature, is closely connected to…

Many of us will start this weekend as we start every other weekend, often with either a hectic “to-do” list, planned social activities and/or just some planned relaxation. The biggest distress will seemingly to  be whether or not it will all get done. But this is not a normal weekend.  As we know, twenty years…

The original objective of Labor Day was to help offset the pressure of long working hours and little to no time off, in short literally to give workers a break. Although labor laws and workplace safety requirements have since been addressed by legislators some time ago, the need to step back and take a break…

Stressful situations can trigger a cascade of stress hormones that produce identifiable physiological changes. Whether the stress is a result of external challenges such as a looming work deadline, or an internal trigger such as persistent worrying about losing a job or financial pressures, any stress trigger will initiate some physiological response in your body. …

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