Remember you were younger and your mom would nag, telling you that it was important to get enough sleep? Well, she was nagging for a good reason. New research now suggests that sleep could help prevent serious health conditions such as heart attack, stroke or vascular disease. But what about getting your Zzz’s potentially decreases […]
You made an appointment to get your annual physical done and over with, but do you really need to go? For many of us, skipping or not scheduling these tests can become a habit that gets worse over time. Do I really need to go to another exam even though I feel healthy? The short […]
Did you know 200,000 avoidable amputations are performed each year in the United States? Peripheral Artery Disease (PAD) is a progressive disorder that can get worse if left untreated.
This September, we are raising awareness about PAD so people are aware of the warning signs and symptoms. If you are experiencing leg pain, cramps in the […]
We often hear about diabetes and how it is a lifelong battle for people who are diagnosed with this disease. The most common form of this condition is type 2 diabetes, which affects the way your body uses insulin. Over 30 million people living in the United States are diagnosed with type 2 diabetes, according […]
When the average person hears the word “plaque” the first thought that comes to mind is the plaque you get scraped off your teeth during a routine dentist appointment. However, did you know that plaque can accumulate within the arteries?
What is plaque?
Plaque buildup is composed of fatty deposits that clog arteries and thicken blood vessel […]
Did you know that 1 in 3 adults – or about 103 million people in the United States – have high blood pressure?
High blood pressure, also known as hypertension, occurs when you have levels 130 over 80 millimeters of mercury (mmHg). Hypertension is when the long-term force of the blood pushing against your arterial […]
Having a drink at the end of a long week is very common, but what happens if it becomes more often? Excessive drinking can negatively impact your health leading to problems with your liver, stomach, brain, heart, and cardiovascular system.Your heart and brain are particularly vulnerable to the damaging effects of vascular disease caused by […]