Posts Tagged: high blood pressure

Preventing heart disease

You may consider yourself healthy and active, and even though you don’t show any symptoms today, you could still be at great risk for a heart attack. For preventive cardiologists, like me, I’m trying to find those patients – the ones who don’t have any symptoms yet, who are at great risk for a heart…
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Childhood obesity—A medical concern

Childhood obesity is a growing medical concern. In fact, one out of every three children is considered overweight or obese. And the number of overweight and obese children has nearly tripled in the past 30 years. An overweight child has a body mass index (called BMI) greater than the 85 percentile for age while an…
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Be good to your heart

It’s American Heart Month, and when we think about “getting healthy” in the new year, a prime concern should be taking care of your heart. Cardiovascular disease, which includes heart disease, stroke and high blood pressure, is the No. 1 killer of women and men in the United States, according to a 2014 report from…
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What’s your risk for kidney disease?

Kidney disease might not get as much attention as other diseases, but it’s a widespread problem that affects many people with common issues such as high blood pressure and diabetes. Each year, it kills more people than breast and prostate cancer combined. More than 26 million Americans, or 13 percent of the U.S. adult population,…
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