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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.
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How should I prepare for "quit day?"
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Is psoriasis preventable?
What are common heart failure symptoms?
Should pregnant women give up coffee?
Is the U.S. the only country combating obesity rates?
Isn't running one of the best ways to stay healthy?
Other than being optimistic, how can adults decrease risk for stroke?
How important is maintaining a healthy weight?
How does stress affect blood pressure?
How is health literacy assessed?
Health literacy is the ability to understand and use healthcare information to make decisions and follow treatment instructions. Health literacy can be assessed by asking patients certain questions about their ability to read and understand hospital materials, and how confident they are in filling forms out during doctor appointments.
How does bariatric surgery work?
How does physical activity improve heart health?
How does sleep apnea effect cardiovascular risk and heart failure?
How does inflammation increase cardiovascular risk?
How much can habitual physical activity decrease risk for acute cardiac events?
How much sleep is recommended each night for adults?
How much exercise do patients with type 2 diabetes need to promote better health?
Studies have shown that patients with type 2 diabetes exercising for at least 150 minutes a week see the greatest health benefits, like blood sugar reduction. Patients with type 2 diabetes engaging in less than 150 minutes of exercise a week are still likely to experience blood sugar reductions and health benefits, but not as much as those exercising 150 minutes a week or more.
How much exercise is recommended for adults over the age of 65?
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