Mental Health

What is mental health? May is National Mental Health Awareness Month and we wanted to take some time to honor and speak to the importance of mental health. Furthermore, to encourage everyone to recognize the importance of taking care of their mental health. Now you might be asking yourself at this point, what is mental … Read more

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

Cancer

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

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

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

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”

Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease

Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) is a general term for a group of lung diseases, including emphysema and chronic bronchitis. People with COPD have decreased airflow in and out of the lungs, which makes it hard to breathe. The airways also can get clogged with thick mucus. Cigarette smoking is a major cause of COPD. … Read more

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