A turning point | Health Beat – Health Article

Kimberly King hopes to be around to see her granddaughter, Zariah, grow up to excel in high school and college. Perhaps she will see her get married. (Chris Clark | Spectrum Health Beat) Kimberly’s mother and grandmother both passed away at age 45. They both had diabetes and high blood pressure, just as she does. (Chris Clark | Spectrum Health Beat) Community Health worker Dhania Peña is helping Kimberly through a Core Health program for adults with diabetes, congestive heart…

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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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