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One Nation’s Gain

May 19th, 2020
America’s Obesity Crisis Intensifies. The number of people in the United States who are overweight or obese has been climbing for years, and that excess weight has serious and costly health consequences. So, the projections from a highly respected team of scientists about obesity in America’s future are disconcerting at best. After conducting national surveys and correcting for our tendency to underestimate our weight in surveys, the scientists discovered that in as many as 29 states, the prevalence of obesity…

The Best Valentine’s Gift is a Healthy Heart

February 5th, 2020
Here we are in February already. We’ve gotten through the stress of the holidays and if you’re like me, you made promises to yourself to take better care of your health this year. So how’s that going for you? Hopefully, you’re making good on your promise to yourself. Along those lines, February brings with it Valentine’s Day, and there is no better gift that you can give yourself, or your significant other, than a healthy heart. That’s why February is…

What’s Your HBP IQ?

May 11th, 2016
It seems like we were just celebrating the New Year and now it’s May. May is a month of celebrations, too, as it’s National High Blood Pressure (HBP) Education Month. It’s a time to clear the cobwebs about HBP and focus on the ways we can control it. It’s basic biology. Blood flows through the body in a series of vessels. Arteries take oxygen-rich blood from the heart to the organs and tissues throughout…