Archive | February, 2014

Understanding Cholesterol

“You can’t have too much of a good thing,” the saying goes. But more often than not, you can. Sunshine is good, for example, until your crops start to wither. Then you want rain—until it floods. Too much of a good thing is usually just…too much. Remember Lucy and Ethel, trying to keep up with […]

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February is Heart Health Month

Have you ever wondered what it means when someone has “Congestive Heart Failure,” or “Heart Failure?”  According to the American Heart Association, “Heart failure is a chronic, progressive condition in which the heart muscle is unable to pump enough blood to meet the body’s needs for blood and oxygen.” Basically, heart failure happens when your heart […]

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Are You Having Chest Pain?

Are You Having Chest Pain?

Let’s start by making one thing very clear: If you, or someone you are with, experiences chest pain, call 9-1-1 immediately. Do not hesitate. Chest pain is a very serious condition and can be life threatening, especially if you also have dizziness and shortness of breath. Get help right now! But also, don’t panic. There […]

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