Posts Categorized: Heart Health

Improve diabetes outcomes with self-management and support

For people with diabetes, it’s important to have the skills and knowledge to properly manage behaviors that affect diabetes. Diabetes educators can help patients make better self-management decisions with Diabetes Self-Management Education and Support (DSMES). The Kentucky Diabetes Network provides information on the perks of diabetes education below.   Ready to learn more about managing…
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Be free from cigarettes

Did you know tobacco use is the leading cause of preventable death? Smoking and the use of other tobacco products is responsible for a number of diseases such as heart and lung disease. There are more than 600 ingredients in a cigarette and when burned a cigarette creates 7,000 chemicals, 69 of which are known…
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Have a holly jolly healthy holiday

We are entering that beloved time of year…the holidays; a time for visiting with family and friends, putting up decorations, and lots and lots of eating. This time of year it is easy to get carried away with all the wonderful food–the turkey or ham, the pies, the cookies, the dressing. Then, following the holidays,…
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Foods your taste buds and heart will love

High fat foods may be what your taste buds love, but your heart may not always agree! High fat foods, such as bacon, sausage, potato chips and butter—just to name a few, can cause your cholesterol to go up and lead to unwanted pounds. Healthy fats, which include monounsaturated fats such as olive oil, canola…
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How my heart beats

The heart is a pump that is constantly beating to deliver blood through tubes (blood vessels) to all parts of the body. For the heart to be an effective pump, the heart’s “plumbing system” and “electrical system” must both work correctly. The plumbing system of the heart consists of: Tubes bringing blood to the heart…
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