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Manage Your Cholesterol to Improve Your Heart Health

The heart muscle thrives on a continuous supply of oxygen-rich blood from arteries on its surface, called coronary arteries. When cholesterol builds up in the arteries, blood flow slows down, and the result can be chest pain, or angina.

The accumulated cholesterol in the arterial walls are called plaques. These plaques

Slash Your Stroke Risk by Addressing Crucial Modifiable Risk Factors

Around 750,000 people have a stroke every year, and of these, 5 to 14 percent will have a second stroke within 12 months. Many of the risk factors for stroke can be mitigated with simple lifestyle changes—according to the American Stroke Association, 80 percent of strokes are preventable. However, research

Triglycerides: The “Other” Lipid That Affects Your Health

When it comes to determining health risks, cholesterol numbers are given a great deal of attention, but there’s another substance that’s often neglected: triglycerides.

“Triglycerides are a form of lipids [fats] in the blood, as are the various types of cholesterol. After a meal, unneeded calories are stored as triglycerides and then

Ask the Doctor: Alzheimer’s Caregiving; Insomnia; Statin’s Effect on Memory

Ask the Doctor: Resources for AD Caregivers
Q. I enjoyed the article on Alzheimer’s caregiving in the November issue. Do you have any suggestions for agencies that provide resources for caregivers?

A. A number of agencies provide resources for Alzheimer’s caretakers. These include:

Eldercare Locator, a service of the Administration on Aging that

3 Ways to Boost Heart Health

3 Ways to Boost Heart Health

High cholesterol. Many people want achieve to a high I.Q., high athletic performance, and even have high self-esteem, but no one wants high cholesterol. So, why is having high cholesterol bad? That is a great question!

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