What You Need to Know About Peripheral Arterial Disease (PAD)

PAD affects millions of older adults in the U.S. Despite how relatively common it is, not many people know much about it or realize how much of a health threat it is. In one telephone survey of 2500 adults aged 50 or older, only 26% were familiar with PAD compared with 65% for coronary heart disease, stroke, and heart failure. Only 14% knew

Know Your Metrics: Cholesterol Numbers

Cholesterol is not all bad. Our bodies do need some cholesterol to aid in the production of vitamin D and facilitate the building of cell structures, digestive bile acids, and hormones. Too much cholesterol, however, can increase your chance of getting heart disease, a stroke, or having a heart attack. It is important to monitor your cholesterol by getting tested and understanding your

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