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Coronary artery disease

Blood pressure is the force of blood pushing against the walls of the arteries as the heart pumps out blood. When this pressure rises and stays high over time, it can damage the body in many ways. Read More


Diabetes

Diabetes is a disease in which levels of blood glucose, also called blood sugar, are above normal. People with diabetes have problems converting food to energy. Normally, after a meal, the body breaks food down into glucose, which the blood carries to cells throughout the body. Cells use insulin, a hormone made in the pancreas, to help them convert blood glucose into energy. Read More


High blood cholesterol

High blood cholesterol is one of the major risk factors for heart disease. The higher your blood cholesterol level, the greater your risk for developing heart disease or having a heart attack. Heart disease is the number one killer of women and men in the U.S..  Read More


High blood pressure

Blood pressure is the force of blood pushing against the walls of the arteries as the heart pumps out blood. When this pressure rises and stays high over time, it can damage the body in many ways. Read More


Influenza

Influenza is a serious disease that can lead to hospitalization and sometimes even death. Every flu season is different.  Influenza infection affects people differently. Read More


Obesity and weight loss

People seem to gain weight easily but have a hard time taking it off. Americans are continuing to get heavier, increasing the risk of getting Type 2 diabetes, heart disease, stroke, cancer and various other health conditions. Healthy eating can play an important role in helping you avoid excess weight. Read More


Pneumovax

Pneumococcal disease is caused by Streptococcus pneumoniae bacteria. It is a leading cause of vaccine preventable illness and death in the United States. Pneumococcal disease can lead to serious infections of the: Lungs (pneumonia), Blood (bacteremia), and covering of the brain (meningitis). Read More


Sleep studies

Sleep studies are important because untreated sleep disorders can increase your risk of high blood pressure, heart attack, stroke, and other medical conditions. Sleep disorders also have been linked to an increased risk of injury due to falls and car accidents. Read More


Smoking

Smoking damages your lungs and airways, sometimes causing chronic bronchitis. It can also cause a lung disease called emphysema that destroys your lungs, making it very hard for you to breathe. Read More


Zostavax

The vaccine for shingles (Zostavax®) is recommended for use in people 60 years old and older to prevent shingles. The older a person is, the more severe the effects of shingles typically are, so all adults 60 years old or older should get the shingles vaccine. Read More