The Diabetic Holiday Survival Guide

How to enjoy the Holiday’s without overindulging The holidays can be the best of times or the worst of times for a pre-diabetic or diabetic individual—or for anyone worried about gaining weight. You will be Read More

Complete Guide to Leaky Gut Syndrome

Are you not feeling like yourself? Perhaps you have bloating or cramps, are always tired, have sensitivities to certain foods, or suffer from headaches and overall body pain. Any combination of these symptoms can get Read More

Hypertension News Center

Hypertension, more commonly referred to as high blood pressure  is a common condition that affects the body’s arteries. If you have high blood pressure, the force of the blood pushing against the artery walls is Read More

Heart Health News Tips

The Beat Goes on With a Healthy Heart According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, approximately 16.3 million Americans aged 20 years and older, or about 7%, are living with coronary heart disease Read More

The impact of bad cholesterol

Your cholesterol numbers show how much cholesterol is circulating in your blood. Your HDL (“good” cholesterol) is the one number you want to be high (ideally above 60). Your LDL (“bad” cholesterol) should be below Read More

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Our condition spotlight section focuses on health issues that generally last longer than one year. Often referred to as chronic diseases they require ongoing medical attention or limit activities of daily living or both. Chronic diseases such as heart disease, cancer, and diabetes are the leading causes of death and disability in the United States. They are also leading drivers of the nation’s $3.8 trillion in annual health care costs.

Many chronic diseases are caused by a short list of risk behaviors:

Tobacco use and exposure to secondhand smoke.
Poor nutrition, including diets low in fruits and vegetables and high in sodium and saturated fats.
Lack of physical activity.
Excessive alcohol use.

By making healthy choices, you can reduce your likelihood of getting a chronic disease and improve your quality of life.