Over the past several years we’ve heard a lot about the heart-healthy benefits of alcohol, but that doesn’t mean a green light when it comes to overindulging in beer, wine and spirits. Moderation is still key where alcohol is concerned – health benefits or not. In honor of Alcohol Awareness Month, we’re taking a closer look at the safest way to raise a glass to your health.Read Full Story
Being a woman today often means keeping track of schedules and deadlines. With so much to do, and so little time to do it, we often bypass our own needs to attend to the needs of others in our lives. Honoring ourselves and being vigilant about our health is central to being able to fulfill our responsibilities, strengthen our relationships, serve our communities and achieve our personal goals and life’s mission. Getting regular checkups, preventive screening tests and immunizations are among the most important things we can do for ourselves in our quest to stay healthy. In honor of Women’s Health Care Month, we present you with 12 health screenings every woman needs. Depending on your personal risk factors and family medical history, your primary care physician (PCP) may recommend additional or more frequent screenings.Read Full Story
Not feeling inspired lately to hit the gym to work on your six-pack? Let disease prevention be your primary motivation. According to experts, exercising can cut your chances of developing diseases such as heart disease and diabetes. From combating high blood pressure to lowering cholesterol and the risk of developing cancer, the following exercises are recommended by experts to help prevent diseases.Read Full Story
Heart disease has become the number one killer of men and women in the United States, killing more than 500,000 people each year. Being heart-healthy is priority one for many health-savvy women. But this fact might surprise you: nearly half of the people who have heart attacks have normal cholesterol levels. While it's easy to think eating the good stuff, getting to the gym and passing your cholesterol test with flying colors puts you at lower risk for heart disease, that's not always the case. But take heart, a new test called the Vertical Auto Profile (VAP) offers a more detailed look into your lipid profile and may even save your life.Read Full Story
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