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 […]
What is Peripheral Artery Disease?
Peripheral artery disease or PAD is a common circulatory problem in people over the age of 50, which can become serious if left untreated. PAD is caused when extra fats and cholesterol circulating in the blood collect in your artery walls. This can lead to the blood flow being reduced or […]
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 […]
With the Fourth of July right around the corner and corn season underway, many people may be skipping the burgers and brats. The reason being the rise in the number of studies recently published regarding the evidence that eating charred, smoked, and well-done meat could increase your cancer risk.
In a recent poll from CNN, they […]
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 […]