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Eggs and Your Cholesterol Levels

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In the not so distant past, eggs had a negative reputation for contributing to high cholesterol levels in the blood. Many people were convinced that eating eggs on a daily basis would lead to less than ideal heart health. Nowadays, the egg eating cholesterol debate has been deemed a myth. In the United Kingdom, an … Continued

Understanding Cholesterol Numbers

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In the United States, cholesterol levels are usually measured in mg or milligrams of cholesterol per dL or deciliter of blood (mg/dL). Often, other countries measure cholesterol in mmol or millimoles per liter (L) of blood (mmol/L). All our members have numerous opportunities to have their lipids including cholesterol checked periodically.Once you receive your lipid … Continued

Type 2 Diabetes is a Major Risk Factor for Arteriosclerotic Cardiovascular Disease (ASCVD)

A diagnosis of type 2 diabetes means your blood sugar levels are dangerously high. Insulin is produced in your body only by your pancreas, and insulin is critical to assist the use of glucose for energy in your cells. Type 2 diabetes emerges as you develop insulin resistance (prediabetes or the metabolic syndrome). As this … Continued

Tips for Preventing Heart Disease

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So does heart disease run in your family? We are glad you help guide you through a preventative approach to your health! Take the reigns. Here are some lifestyle changes can help treat and prevent heart disease: Eat a healthy diet. Maintaining a heart healthy diet is key for preventing heart disease. The American Heart … Continued

Why Exercise is Essential for a Healthy Heart

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February is HEART MONTH! Your heart is the most important muscle in the body. In order to stay healthy, it needs to be worked out just like the rest of your muscles so it doesn’t get weak. The current recommendation for all adults is 250 minutes of aerobic exercise per week over most of the … Continued

What Are Heart Murmurs?

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February is Heart Month! Heart murmurs are swooshing sounds made by blood in the heart or near it, that can be heard with a stethoscope. They can be innocent or abnormal. Innocent murmurs can be caused by exercise, anaemia, pregnancy, hyperthyroidism, fever or growth spurts. They can appear and disappear, or even last a lifetime … Continued