Diabetes

Diabetes is a chronic health condition that impairs the body’s ability to process blood glucose, otherwise known as blood sugar. According to the CDC, more than 34 million people in the United States have diabetes, and 1 in 5 of them don’t know they have it. Resources Review these printable fliers to learn more about … Read more

Cancer

Cancer is the uncontrolled growth of abnormal cells in the body. Cancer develops when the body’s normal control mechanism stops working. Old cells do not die and instead grow out of control, forming new, abnormal cells. Learn more about cancer. Breast Cancer Colon Cancer

Cardiovascular Disease

Cardiovascular Disease Cardiovascular disease is the leading cause of death in the U.S. It’s important to learn about your heart to help prevent it. If you have it, you can live a healthier, more active life by learning about your disease and taking care of yourself. Learn more about cardiovascular disease. What is Heart Failure … Read more

Exercise

Exercise As we get older, we tend to become less active for a variety of reasons. But did you know, staying active is one of the most important things you can do as you get older? Well it is! Exercise is recommended for everyone and brings many potential health benefits along with it. If you … Read more

Nutrition

A healthy diet is a great start to preventing illnesses and to helping manage chronic conditions. Not sure where to start? Here are some resources to help you make the right choices. Watch these videos from the American Heart Association “Fresh, Frozen or Canned?” “Healthy Recipe Swaps”

Stroke

Stroke is a disease affecting the blood flow to and through your brain. A stroke occurs when a blood vessel carrying oxygen and nutrients to the brain is blocked by a clot or the vessel ruptures. As a result, your brain, or a section of it, cannot get the blood and oxygen it needs. If … Read more

Alzheimer’s Disease

Alzheimer’s disease is a type of dementia. It causes memory loss and affects judgment, language, and behavior. You may have trouble making decisions or may get lost in places that you used to know well. Alzheimer’s disease is different than mild memory loss that occurs with aging. It is not clear what causes Alzheimer’s disease, … Read more

Congestive Heart Failure

Heart failure means that your heart muscle does not pump as much blood as your body needs – not that your heart has stopped. It means that your heart is not pumping as well as it should. Although heart failure tends to get worse over time, there are many things you can do to feel … Read more

Diabetes

Type 2 diabetes happens when your pancreas can’t produce enough insulin, a hormone your body produces to transform sugar from your food into energy, the right way. If you don’t have enough insulin, too much sugar stays in your blood, which can lead to serious complications and even death. This form of diabetes can be … Read more

High Blood Pressure

Blood pressure is a measure of how hard the blood pushes against the walls of your arteries. It’s normal for blood pressure to go up and down throughout the day, but if it stays up, you have high blood pressure, also known as hypertension. Two numbers tell you your blood pressure. The first number is … Read more

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