New Year, New You: 5 Resolutions Everyone Should Make to Live Healthier

1) Exercise 2018 was a big year for thinking about physical activity goals. The Department of Health and Human Services released updated guidelines for how much physical activity is recommended based on the discordance between 80% of American adults being too inactive and much research about how much exercise improves health. In fact, about 8% of deaths could be prevented solely by exercising the recommended … Continue reading New Year, New You: 5 Resolutions Everyone Should Make to Live Healthier

Medication Recall: Trading High Blood Pressure for Cancer?

If you have high blood pressure, first of all, congrats on knowing you have it. If you’re taking a medication to help control it, you have to read this. In case you missed it, there have been a series of press releases and news stories on recalls related to several medications that belong to a family called angiotensin receptor blockers (ARB), which specifically include valsartan, … Continue reading Medication Recall: Trading High Blood Pressure for Cancer?

At atomic number 20, it affects your heart a plenty – Calcium and the heart!

The coronary arteries are blood vessels that supply the heart muscle. To be able to function normally, heart muscle cells need a continuous supply of blood. Most of the calcium within human body is found in bones and teeth. A small amount is dissolved in blood. As you age, some of this gets deposited in your blood vessels. Did you know that this calcium might … Continue reading At atomic number 20, it affects your heart a plenty – Calcium and the heart!