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6 ways to protect your heart health

By Michele McGovern
February 1st, 2021 Health & Wellness No Comments

Older adults are smart to focus on heart health year round. But now – in the wake of a pandemic that adversely affected people with heart conditions – it’s more important than ever.

Heart disease is the No. 1 leading cause of death in adults 65 and older, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). It’s the second leading cause for deaths in adults 45-64, the CDC says.

The good news, most adults are taking steps to improve their overall health in response to the pandemic. And those with chronic conditions are giving it extra attention, the Parad…

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20 Heartfelt Healthy Habits

By Contributor Post
February 10th, 2020 Health & Wellness No Comments

It’s February, the month in which we celebrate Valentine’s Day. So, there is going to be lots of talk on the internet, on television and church about the heart and everything associated with it. The heart is a big deal—though a small organ—and it deserves to have its own month. As a matter fact, the heart should have three months! Yes, three, as in after two and before four.

Why three? Because the human heart is more than the organ which “beats about 2.5 billion times over the average lifetime, pushing millions of gallons of blood to every part of the body…[c…

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Securing Your Vision for the Future

By Contributor Post
January 27th, 2020 Health & Wellness No Comments

January 2020 could very well be called vision month. It is the first month in the year that bears the numbers we’ve come to associate with perfect vision. It is also the month in which Americans celebrate the life and work of a visionary, Martin Luther King Jr.  And, it is Glaucoma Awareness Month. How much do you know about glaucoma? Your answer may determine whether you have vision for the future.
According to the National Council for Aging Care, “Glaucoma is the root cause of about 10 percent of total blindness in the United States, and many of the people affected …

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pescatarian diet. grilled salmon with salad

Are all plant-based diets equal? Perhaps, but when it comes to protecting your heart against heart disease, the pescatarian diet may rank as number one.

Pescatarian diet is a plant-based diet that includes fish and other seafood but not the flesh of other animals.  The diet, which is very similar to the Mediterranean diet, is a powerhouse. Combining the plant kingdom with the sea kingdom, the diet is rich in nutrients that can stave off cardiovascular diseases.

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention reports that about 610,000 people die of heart disease in th…

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