Foods that Contain More Sugar Than You Think – Health Article

Too much sugar consumption has been linked to increased risk of many diseases, including obesity, heart disease, type 2 diabetes, and cancer. As you try to minimize sugar intake, it’s easy to underestimate how much you’re actually consuming. The truth is that many foods contain hidden sugars, including some foods that you wouldn’t even consider to be sweet. In fact, products that market themselves as “light” or “low fat” often contain more sugar than regular versions. Women are advised to…

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Key findings of the Health Profile for England report – Health Article

Emma Hammett A qualified nurse, author and first aid trainer with over 30 years’ healthcare and teaching experience The Health Profile for England report was published in September 2018 and is a comprehensive report covering life expectancy, major causes of death, mortality trends, child health, inequality in health, wider determinants of health and current health protection issues. The data and evidence contained with this plan will be used to help shape the forthcoming NHS long term plan and has been instrumental in…

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4 Lab Tests to Assess Your TRUE Cardiovascular Risk – Health Article

This 3-part series will delve deeper into your true health – starting with your heart health. Your current blood tests may not be enough to give an accurate picture of your true health- especially when it comes to cardiovascular health and your risks for a cardiac event or chronic disease. Cardiovascular disease is STILL the leading cause of death in men and women.  Unfortunately many adults undergo their yearly health exam with labs revealing a “normal” lipid panel.  They leave…

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The fitter ticker | Health Beat – Health Article

A few sensible bouts of jogging each week can help build a healthier system, reducing the likelihood of developing heart problems. (For Spectrum Health Beat) Even a slight improvement in your heart and lung fitness could reduce your risk of a heart attack, a new study reveals. Between 2006 and 2008, researchers assessed the cardiorespiratory—heart and lung—fitness of just over 4,500 men and women in Norway. None had heart disease, high blood pressure or cancer and most were considered at…

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Do You Know Your Heart Health Facts? – Health Article

February is American Heart Month Your heart is one of your most important organs. It is constantly moving blood around the body to all the other vital organs to keep you alive. Because of this, it is very important to take care of your heart and body. The percentage of Americans with heart disease is increasing every year. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (2016), 630,000 Americans die from heart disease each year- that’s 1 out of…

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Ladies, cherish your heart | Health Beat – Health Article

Work with a care team to reduce your cardiovascular disease risks. (For Spectrum Health Beat) For many women, cardiovascular disease is personal because they have lost their mom or sister to a heart attack or stroke. They get how heart disease is the No. 1 killer of women, and that too many women are robbed of happy years with family and friends. They have experienced firsthand a loss that could have been prevented. Women’s heart disease is more common than…

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