Heart Attack and Stroke: Symptoms & Helping a Victim

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Heart attack and stroke are life-and-death emergencies—every second counts. Some heart attacks are sudden and intense; but most heart attacks start slowly, with mild pain or discomfort. Sometimes, people are not sure what is wrong and wait too long before getting help. Learning the signs can help save a life. Continue reading

Take the Heart Health Awareness Month Challenge

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February is American Heart Month. Cardiovascular disease is the leading cause of death in the United States1. This month, we want to empower you to make heart-healthy choices. Prevention starts with understanding the risks and making small lifestyle changes.

Together, we can fight back against heart disease and stroke. Participate in the Heart Health Challenge, and be one-step closer. Continue reading

New Year’s Resolution: Tobacco Cessation

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Making a New Year’s resolution can be one of the positive things about starting a new year. If you are one of the nearly 7 in 101 smokers in the United States who want to quit, make a resolution to get started in 2017. Smoking is the leading cause of preventable disease and death in the United States, and quitting now can cut your risk and leave you feeling stronger and healthier. Continue reading

A Guide to Women’s Wellness for 2017

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Guest blogger: Karen R.. Compliance, Quality and Clinical Program Specialist

We recently welcomed in the New Year—one that we hope is filled with opportunity. You might have already defined your goals and set a plan, but we recommend you seriously consider adding ‘take charge of your health’ to the top of your list!  Making it a priority to schedule your well health visits is the perfect place to start; and while doing so, be sure to remember to add your women’s wellness checkup to your list. Continue reading