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Blood Pressure Stats: Why Your Numbers Count

Blood Pressure Stats: Why Your Numbers Count

About half of all Americans have above-normal blood pressure, whether they know it or not. This quiet, pervasive condition can have a devastating effect on our bodies. UR Medicine cardiologist Dr. John Bisognano explains what your blood pressure numbers mean and why they matter. 

A Day for Quitters: Great American Smokeout

A Day for Quitters: Great American Smokeout

Quit smoking—even for one day—and you will take an important step toward a healthier life, one that can reduce your risk for cancer as well as cardiovascular and respiratory diseases. The American Cancer Society’s annual Great American Smokeout aims to encourage and support smokers in quitting.

3 Food Fixes for Lower Cholesterol

3 Food Fixes for Lower Cholesterol

Food choices are an important part of a healthy diet and may have a direct influence on certain health measures, such as your cholesterol level. UR Medicine Registered Dietitian April Miller shares three dietary choices you can make to lower your cholesterol.

 

Grains of Salt: Tracking Sodium in Your Food

Grains of Salt: Tracking Sodium in Your Food

Reading food labels to keep track of your daily sodium intake can help boost your heart health. UR Medicine heart-health caregivers explain what to look for if you're trying to cut back on the salt in your diet. 

After a Heart Attack: Two Steps to Recovery

After a Heart Attack: Two Steps to Recovery

A heart attack changes your life and recovery takes time and commitment. The amount of effort you put into it will have lasting impact on your quality of life. Recovery is a two-step process, according to UR Medicine cardiologist Dr. Seth Jacobson.

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