Tag: heart health

Taking Care of Your Heart: Common Cardiovascular Diseases and How to Prevent Them

by Hanna Keith Santos Barrientos Heart disease, also called cardiovascular disease (CVD), is the leading cause of death for both men and women worldwide. In fact, around 17.9 million died from CVD in 2019, representing approximately 32% of all deaths globally. That proportion is relatively smaller in the […]

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What to Know About Hypertension if you are African American

hypertension requires measuring it with a blood pressure check

Know Your Triglyceride Level: Lessons from the Frontline

Know Your Triglyceride Level: Lessons from the Frontline Summary Primary Care Providers routinely screen for lipids. Included in this panel is the triglyceride level. Studies support that triglycerides have significant health implications and can be a marker of disease states. Elevations in triglycerides are associated with an increased […]

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