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Do you know your risk for heart disease? Learn what increases our cardiovascular risk and how we can reduce or control risk factors that we may have.
When do I need to see a cardiologist?
When are women at greatest risk for heart attack during pregnancy?
When is the best time to quit smoking before surgery?
What should I look for on food labels if I want to cut back on the sugar I eat in processed foods?
What smoking cessation aids exist to help smokers quit?
What should I do to reduce my heart attack risk?
What types of medical tests emit radiation?
What type of exercise allows for the greatest health benefits for patients with type 2 diabetes?
A study found that structured aerobic exercise was associated with the greatest hemoglobin A1c reductions, followed by structured resistance training and combined training. Physical activity and dietary advice were also associated with hemoglobin A1c reductions, but only when combined together or with exercise training.
How can I help reduce stress levels?
There are many methods for reducing stress, including exercise, meditation and deep breathing. Stress can affect adults in different ways, so it is important to try different stress reduction approaches in order to find one that works best for you.
How can I help reduce health implications of prolonged sitting without a standing desk?
How can I improve my sleeping habits?
How can I lower my cholesterol, aside from dietary changes?
How can I help prevent heart failure?
How can I help improve life satisfaction?
How can I help prevent HPV?
How can I reduce my exposure to air pollutants?
How can I prevent AF?
How can I prevent the development of "sick fat"?
You can help prevent adiposopathy or "sick fat" by maintaining a healthy weight through proper diet and exercise. Those who are overweight can lose weight to prevent or minimize “sick fat” in the body.
How can I prevent PFO?
How can Americans help reduce their cardiovascular risk?
How are white blood cell counts tested?
How can I cut out excess sugar in my diet?
Many studies (including earlier NHANES reports) show that sugary soft drinks contribute more calories to the U.S. diet than any other single food or beverage. One 12-oz can of soda contains about 40 to 50 grams of sugar, depending on the type of soda. That’s equivalent to 10 to 12 teaspoons of sugar. Guzzle a 32-oz jumbo drink from a fast-food restaurant or convenience store, and you’ll take in 23 teaspoons of sugar. But sodas aren’t the only problem. Lots of hidden sugars find their way into processed foods in the form of high-fructose corn syrup and other sweeteners.
The risk factors for PAD are similar to those for heart disease. Some factors you cannot control—being older or having a family history of heart disease—but there are many that you can.
How do experts define low-income?
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