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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 ItThe Party’s Over?

The Party’s Over?

Posted on 11/19/2015  by  Healthy Living Blog 

Just days before Halloween, foodies got bad news that was neither a trick nor a treat.

The World Health Organization’s cancer agency, the International Agency for Research on Cancer (IARC), classified eating red meat – beef, veal, pork, lamb – as “probably carcinogenic to humans.” This new classification puts steak and pork chops in Group 2A, the same group as inorganic lead compounds and malaria.


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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 ItGenetic Testing at Home – Should I Try It?

Genetic Testing at Home – Should I Try It?

Posted on 05/15/2015  by  Genetic Experts at Palo Alto Medical Foundation

You may have seen recent announcements that genetic testing is now available through some companies by simply submitting a saliva sample and receiving your own results – no doctor visits or insurance companies involved.

It’s a brave new world we are entering, where genetic markers and mutations may be able to identify a person’s tendency to develop certain diseases. Angelina Jolie’s discovery that she has a BRCA1 mutation, which indicates a high risk for breast and ovarian cancer, certainly raised public awareness of this topic.


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Pinterest Pin ItEat More Stone Fruits

Eat More Stone Fruits

Posted on 05/15/2015  by  Healthy Living Blog 

It’s spring and the farmer’s market bounty has begun. Here are some ideas for using stone fruits - apricots, peaches, cherries, plums, nectarines – in interesting new ways.

Including Stone Fruit in Your Diet

• Stone fruits have a short season. For the freshest fruit, purchase from May to July.

• Can’t eat all the fruit now? Pit and halve stone fruit. Freeze in a single layer to avoid clumping then transfer into a freezer bag.

• Make a fruit salad with cut up stone fruit, part skim ricotta cheese, and chunks of avocado. Sprinkle with nuts and drizzle with olive oil.


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