7 Tips to Prevent Diabetes for National Diabetes Month

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    November is National Diabetes Month; a great time to bring awareness to the chronic disease that affects over 30 million Americans. Before it can be properly diagnosed, the body goes through a period where blood sugar levels are high but not high enough to be diagnosed as diabetes. This period is known as  … Read more

How People With Heart Disease Can Prepare for Cold Weather

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The onset of colder temperatures can pose significant problems in older adults especially those with heart disease. Because it’s the leading cause of death worldwide, precautions should be taken when the temperatures drop. Protect your heart this season with these cold-weather tips for heart disease patients.    Is Cold Weather Bad for Heart Patients? Cold  … Read more

Best and Worst Cooking Oils For Your Heart

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  Not all cooking oils are created equal and by now you’ve probably noticed the plethora of them as you browse the aisles of your grocery store. Choosing an oil rich in unsaturated fats is essential in supporting your heart health. Cooking with these oils can help lower your risk of heart attack and death  … Read more

COVID-19 and the Cardiovascular Effects: What We Know

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  Since the onset of the pandemic doctors and epidemiologists have been observing COVID-19 and its effects on heart health. While people who don’t have underlying heart disease can still contract severe forms of COVID-19, individuals with cardiovascular disease (CVD) are more than twice as likely to develop a severe form. After recovering, over 10%  … Read more

Why Hydration Is Essential to a Healthy Lifestyle

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  It’s no secret the human body needs water to survive. Every cell, tissue and organ is made up of water and needs it to function properly. The human body uses water to maintain temperature, remove waste and lubricate joints. It’s also critical for heart health. When hydrated, the heart and other organs don’t have  … Read more

AFib: What to Know

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    Atrial fibrillation, known as AFib or AF, is a heart condition characterized by an irregular or rapid heartbeat. It is the most common type of arrhythmia, affecting more than 5 million adults in the United States. The top two chambers of the heart, (the atria) normally beat together in a regular fashion. AFib  … Read more