Cholesterol is a waxy substance found in all your body’s cells. Your body needs some cholesterol to build healthy cells, but high levels of cholesterol can have negative effects on the body, including an increase in your risk of heart disease.
According to a study by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), 70% of Americans have a heart age that is older than their actual age. On average, men have a heart age that is 7.8 years older than their actual age, and women have a heart age that is 5.4 years older than their actual age. Heart age is based on a number of risk factors, including age, blood pressure, cholesterol levels, and smoking status.
Managing diabetes or prediabetes and reducing the risk of complications like heart disease can help you live a longer, healthier life. Part of managing your diabetes is incorporating a healthy diet, and fiber has been shown to help. Since diabetes can affect just about every part of your body, managing your blood glucose levels, blood pressure, and cholesterol is important.
The booster meningococcal meningitis vaccine (MenACWY) is a requirement for teens who are either 17 years old or who are entering their senior year of high school (12th grade) effective as of August 1st, 2020. The booster requirement protects against four types of bacteria, which are A, C, W, and Y.
Hepatitis C Treatment in Caswell County, NC and Rockingham County, NC
According to the CDC, “Hepatitis C is a liver infection caused by the hepatitis C virus (HCV).” It is a small virus with seven distinct HCV genotypes identified. In 2017 there was an estimated 44,700 new infections and an estimated 2.4 million people living with HCV infection in 2016.
Coronavirus (COVID-19) can infect anyone, but it’s older adults ages 60 and older that are at higher risk of a more serious illness due to the virus. More is being learned every day about this new disease and we want to keep our aging population updated as much as possible.
Heart disease is the leading cause of death for men, women, and people of most racial and ethnic groups in the U.S. and one person dies every 37 seconds in the U.S. from cardiovascular disease.1