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Archive for August 2016

How to Keep Your Heart Healthy

Cardiovascular diseases are very common throughout the world and they are the number one killer of both men and women. They include diseases of the heart, such as heart attacks and heart failure, as well as diseases of the major vessels and circulation, such as strokes, aneurysms of the aorta and other vessels, and high […]

What is Coronary Artery Disease?

Coronary artery disease is a process in which the arteries that supply blood to the heart muscle, the coronary arteries, are narrowed due to build-up of abnormal deposits in the walls of the arteries. These build-ups, medically called atherosclerotic plaques (or simply blockages) are made of cholesterol, collagen and different cell types. When the narrowing of […]

Dementia…What Is It?

What is Dementia? Pat Summit, who was a legendary college basketball coach, recently died with early onset Alzheimer’s dementia. Her passing and diagnosis was highlighted in the national media, which brought more awareness to this disease. Purple is the color designated to recognize those affected with this disease, and people can participate in an annual […]