If you or a loved one are living with a heart condition diagnosis, then you may require one or several medication dosages to be taken daily, where such medications can pose high risks such as severe drug interactions, blood clotting, and excessive bleeding.
In addition, having so many variables in conditions, medications, and implanted electronic devices makes it critical for first responders to be made aware of pertinent health information immediately during an emergency to provide proper treatment and care.
High blood is one of the leading contributors of stroke and heart disease worldwide, yet the signs are just not that obvious
What is obvious? Keeping routine doctor’s appointments with regular blood pressure screens (especially with a known family history of the condition)and avoiding high-risk lifestyle behaviors like smoking, binge drinking, and overeating can help prevent blood pressure levels from rising.
Myth: Those with hypertension always experience symptoms such as sweating, nervousness, feeling flushed, or have problems sleeping.
The seriousness of cancer goes beyond your health. It takes a tremendous emotional, mental, financial, and spiritual toll. In addition, it can make the everyday things you’ve always done as person, spouse, parent, or employee even more challenging.
There’s no absolute way to prevent cancer from entering your life and turning it upside down, but what if there were something you can do to cut your cancer risk in half?
Experts estimate that more than half of cancer cases are preventable with basic lifestyle changes, particularly the food choices we make.
Cervical cancer was once one of the most common causes of cancer death for American women, but over the last few decades, the cervical cancer death rate has gone down by more than 50%. Why is this? The increased use of screening tests. Screening can find changes in the cervix before cancer develops. It can also find cervical cancer early on- when it’s small, has not spread, and is easiest to cure.
While spending more time at the gym and picking up a few healthier eating habits to lose the annual holiday weight gain are great short-term goals, it can be easy to lose focus and fall back into old habits once the first few pounds start shedding.
You are more likely to stay motivated if you link your resolution to a bigger, life-changing goal, such as improving your heart health for the years to come.
As you say goodbye to 2016 and welcome the New Year, try gaining better heart health in 2017 one simple step at a time...
Keeping our own health inventory up-to-date can easily be dismissed with the craziness of everyday life. Are you one who makes your loved ones health and safety a priority, while often putitng your own well-being on the back burner?
Begin 2017 by ensuring you receive exceptional treatment and care in the event of an emergency. Pertinent information including a list of current medications with proper dosages, dates of major surgeries, medically implanted devices, emergency contacts, and advance directives should be made known to first responders immediately during an emergency.
Placing notes in every room of the house during the holidays may relieve stress for some. For others, constant reminders of the growing holiday to-do's creates more anxiety this time of year.
Keep the “Am I forgetting something” mindset from ruining your holiday cheer this season. If wanting to have more joy by spending quality time with your loved ones this Christmas, don't let your annual holiday procrastination set in. Prepare your holiday countdown list of to-do's now before the final days before Christmas are upon us.