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Why Is Peripheral Artery Disease Hereditary?

Whether you are experiencing symptoms of peripheral artery disease (PAD) or have been told you are at an increased risk, it’s important to know how your genes impact the likelihood of certain conditions.

In the past, your doctor may have told you that brushing up on your family’s health history is an important thing to do, […]

Can Stress Cause Plaque Buildup In Your Arteries?

Whether you’re trying to meet a deadline at work, managing your finances, losing a loved one, losing your cell phone, or fighting with a family member, stress comes in all shapes and sizes. Throughout your life, stress manifests into new challenges that you are forced to face every single day. When you’re little, stress may […]

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 […]