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Test Your Heart Disease IQ

October 16, 2016

Read the questions. Then check the answers that follow. 1- If you have diabetes, you should take an aspirin a day. T          F 2- ACE inhibitors can help treat high blood pressure and damaged heart muscles. T          F 3- I already have heart disease. It is too late to reduce my [...]

What Is Your Heart Disease IQ?

October 16, 2016

Questions 1- If I already have heart disease, it is too late to reduce my risk for further problems. T   F 2-The last time my cholesterol level was tested, my health care provider told me it was close to my target. This means I do not have to worry about my cholesterol anymore. It also means I [...]

Healthy Choices at Costco

October 6, 2016

I have enjoyed shopping at Costco for many years.  I buy so many foods and supplements that support the healthy lifestyle I want for myself and my family.  Recently I went to Costco to find out what’s available for people with diabetes or who are trying to prevent diabetes. The focus of healthy [...]

Shopping At Costco For Healthy Living With Diabetes

September 30, 2016

I recently visited my local Costco, on Commerce Drive in Rochester, MN. I was especially interested in finding out what Costco carries for people with diabetes, or for anyone trying to maintain a healthy lifestyle. My first stop was at prepared foods. In addition to cooked meats and other [...]

Red Foods that Help Your Heart

February 29, 2016

Did you know that people who have diabetes are twice as likely to get heart disease as people without diabetes? If you have diabetes, there are a lot of steps that you can take to lower your risk. One is to include a variety of healthy foods in your eating plan. And in honor of February’s observances of National Heart Month and Valentine’s Day, why not try some of these red foods? [...]

Healthy Aging and Staying Active

January 19, 2016

Health and well-being are the focus of healthy aging. “Good health” might be defined differently by different people, but I think everyone would agree the goal is to “feel good, sleep well, eat well, and engage in meaningful activity.” Getting older doesn’t have to mean a decline in quality in life. With the right lifestyle habits, everyone should be able to enjoy good health and healthy aging. [...]

Lifestyle Changes for Healthy Aging

December 22, 2015

As we age, we are at higher risk for developing chronic diseases, such as type 2 diabetes, heart disease, high blood pressure and arthritis. According to the National Council on Aging, about 92% of older adults have at least one chronic disease, and as many as 77% have at least two. A staggering 57 million Americans over the age of 20 have prediabetes, which increases the risk of developing type 2 diabetes, heart disease and stroke. These daunting numbers make healthy aging seem nearly impossible, but there is hope. Studies have shown that by making lifestyle changes, the risk of developing diabetes is reduced by 71%. [...]

A Few Easy Ways to Lower Your Heart Disease Risk

November 16, 2015

According to the American Diabetes Association, there are 26 million adults with diabetes today. There are another 79 million who have prediabetes—which means they have a very high risk of getting the full disease. One of the reasons that diabetes is such a dangerous disease is that it can raise [...]

Heart Disease Prevention: What You Should Know

November 14, 2015

Heart disease is the number one killer of both women and men in the United States. But, the good news is that if you begin to take some simple steps now, you have the power to protect and improve your heart health. The National Institutes of Health (NIH) and other government agencies have been working to advance our understanding of heart disease, so that people can live longer, healthier lives. Research has found that you can lower your risk for heart disease simply by adopting sensible health habits. [...]

Heart Disease and CRP

November 10, 2015

Having diabetes increases your risk for heart disease, but taking care of your diabetes and controlling your heart disease risk factors will keep you healthy and feel better. Most people are familiar with the common risk factors for heart disease, including high blood cholesterol, high blood pressure, smoking, and inactivity. But there is a new heart disease test you may be hearing about called C-reactive protein, or CRP. [...]

Aspirin and the Heart

November 8, 2015

People with diabetes run a two to four fold risk for heart disease compared to the general population. Many large studies have shown the benefits of aspirin therapy after a heart attack. In people who had never had heart disease, those who started on aspirin were 44% less likely to have a heart attack. [...]

The Test That Detects Heart Trouble

November 4, 2015

Heart disease is the number one killer in America today. You may have heart disease or at risk due to your family history, high blood pressure, or other risk factors. Over the last two decades, a lot of new tests have come along to detect heart disease. These tests help you and your healthcare provider find problems early, learn about the type and amount of heart disease you have, and how to help you treat it. It’s important to detect heart disease as early as possible. This can help you prevent heart attack, stroke, or even death. It can also help you and your healthcare provider take actions to prevent further damage to your heart. [...]
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