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High Blood Pressure: Get the Facts

Article and audio introduction by Samantha Kennedy, Family and Consumer Sciences In honor of American Heart Month, I wanted to share a few facts about high blood pressure. According to the American Heart Association, nearly 78 million people… Read More

Have You Been Diagnosed with Metabolic Syndrome?

Approximately 47 million adult Americans have metabolic syndrome. It is a serious health condition characterized as a group of risk factors that can increase your chance of developing cardiovascular disease, type 2 diabetes, kidney disease and stroke.  It… Read More

Have You Measured Your Waist Lately? You Could Have Abdominal Obesity …

What Does Waist Measurement Have To Do With Your Health? Waist circumference and body mass index (BMI) are two screening measurements used to assess body weight as it relates to disease risk.  Excess body fat increases risk of… Read More

They Are Healthy For a Reason

It’s no secret, fruits and vegetables provide many health benefits. Research has shown that people who consume a diet plentiful in fruits and vegetables as part of an overall healthy meal plan are likely to have reduced risk… Read More