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What Is Arterial Plaque?

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 […]

The Stairs to Recovery

The feeling of weakness in the legs isn’t unusual when you’ve been exercising, been on your feet all day, or when you’re under the weather. However, if you’ve recently noticed this feeling of weakness while climbing stairs, then it could indicate an underlying condition.
What is Peripheral Artery Disease?
Peripheral artery disease, also known as PAD, is […]

The High Blood Pressure Epidemic

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 […]