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Pinterest Pin ItIs My Child at Risk for Heart Disease?

Is My Child at Risk for Heart Disease?

Posted on 02/23/2016  by  Healthy Living Blog 

Taking steps to prevent cardiovascular disease — at any age — is important since heart disease is the leading cause of death for both men and women. But did you know that even children can have certain risk factors present that greatly increase the likelihood they will develop heart disease as an adult?

February is American Heart Month; a good time to remember that caring for our hearts is one of the most important things we can do for our health. One of the biggest risk factors contributing to heart disease is obesity, even in children and teenagers. Youths who are overweight, sedentary, lack proper nutrition or who are diabetic are at an increased risk of developing heart disease later in life.


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Pinterest Pin It Heart Health Is Year-Round

Heart Health Is Year-Round

Posted on 10/06/2015  by  Healthy Living Blog 

October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month. From athletes on television to special packaged products at stores, we see pink ribbons everywhere, reminding us there is still no cure for this serious disease.

With so many reminders about breast cancer, it can be easy to forget that heart disease is the leading cause of death for women – causing one in three deaths each year. In fact, more women die every year from heart disease than from all forms of cancer combined.


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Pinterest Pin ItWaist Training: Unrealistic Expectations, Unhealthy Habits

Waist Training: Unrealistic Expectations, Unhealthy Habits

Posted on 09/29/2015  by  Healthy Living Blog 

Living in a society bent on obtaining the perfect body, we’re all familiar with the endless stream of gadgets and gizmos meant to help us lose weight and look sexy. Remember the belly wrap that promised to give us washboard abs by zapping our tummy muscles with electricity? Well, the latest trend in body shaping is a “waist trainer,” a corset-like garment made popular by Hollywood celebrities such as the Kardashians.

Akin to Victorian-era corsets, these waist-cinching contraptions have been getting a lot of ink lately in publications such as Marie Claire and Men’s Health. Promoters of the devices claim they can permanently give women and men an hourglass figure with a smaller waist if worn for a few hours each day, every day. However, there’s no research to support any of the claims.


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Pinterest Pin ItMen’s Health Month Series — Boosting Energy, Managing Stress

Men’s Health Month Series — Boosting Energy, Managing Stress

Posted on 06/30/2015  by  Healthy Living Blog 

Welcome to our third post in our Men’s Health Month Series. This week, we’re focusing on boosting energy levels and managing stress.

In today’s increasingly on-the-go society, many of us struggle with feelings of constant stress and tiredness, turning to sugary drinks and caffeine to make it through the day. Thing is, that’s not such a healthy strategy for maintaining energy. We asked Dr. Akilesh Palanisamy, an integrative medicine specialist with Sutter Pacific Medical Foundation in San Francisco, and Drew Ho, a family practice nurse practitioner withSutter East Bay Medical Foundation in Albany, for ideas on how to increase energy and reduce stress the healthy way.


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Pinterest Pin ItMen’s Health Month Series— Healthy Ways to Build Muscles

Men’s Health Month Series— Healthy Ways to Build Muscles

Posted on 06/30/2015  by  Healthy Living Blog 

June is Men's Health Month and we at Sutter Health and MyLife Stages are highlighting some of the most common health concerns for men ages 45 and younger. This blog post begins our monthlong series on male health issues related to nutrition, fitness, sexual health and healthy habits.

Follow this blog series to learn about:
• Ways to safely build muscle mass
• Methods for combating the dreaded “beer belly”
• The importance of having a primary care physician
• Managing stress and boosting energy
• Staying sexually healthy
• Issues with low testosterone levels


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