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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 ItGallstones, Heartburn — Unwanted Holiday Visitors

Gallstones, Heartburn — Unwanted Holiday Visitors

Posted on 11/24/2015  by  Healthy Living Blog 

‘Tis the season for holiday parties and indulgent foods, when sweet treats, fried goodies and alcoholic drinks reign supreme. Many of us look forward to our traditional piece of turkey and pie on Thanksgiving, followed soon after by creamy eggnog and Christmas cookies. The problem is those rich holidays foods can wreak havoc on our digestive systems, making us feel sluggish, constipated and in some cases very sick.

In fact, there’s anecdotal evidence from doctors and surgeons that emergency rooms often see a spike on Thanksgiving of people needing their gallbladders removed. Vinod Kurupath, M.D., a gastroenterologist with the Sutter East Bay Medical Foundation, says a typical holiday feast can precipitate a gallbladder attack in people with gallstones.


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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 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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