Content tagged with: heart disease

6 Ways to Keep Your Heart Healthy

heart health

If you’re like a lot of people, you might take your heart for granted. Heart health is so important, though – after all, it’s what keeps our bodies going day after day! But it’s not necessarily noticeable unless something is wrong. That’s why each of us should take steps to improve or maintain heart health… Read more »

Avoiding Tobacco Use

According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention(CDC), tobacco use is the leading preventable cause of death in the United States. As a result of aggressive tobacco prevention efforts over the past few decades, the number of children and teens who smoke has been dropping since the late 1990’s. However, there is still more work… Read more »

Chronic Disease

Chronic diseases are long-lasting conditions that can be controlled but not cured, and are the leading causes of death and disability in the United States. These include heart disease, cancer, and stroke, and are also among the most costly affecting our country. The upside? Chronic diseases are among the most preventable of health problems.  … Read more »

Childhood Obesity

Did you know that more than 23 million children and adolescents in the United States—nearly one in three young people—are either obese or overweight? Over the past thirty years, the rate of childhood obesity has more than doubled in children and quadrupled in adolescents. If this trend continues, the current generation of young people could… Read more »