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    Lone Star Tick Bites Can Trigger Rare Meat Allergy

    Scientists say Lone Star tick bites can activate a rare meat allergy in certain people.

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    Cleveland Clinic: Don't Scratch Mosquito Bites

    An Ohio dermatologist says scratching any mosquito bite you get is the last thing you want to do.

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    Smart Choices To Stay Hydrated This Summer

    An Ohio dietitian is providing tips on how to stay hydrated this summer. Lindsay Malone with the Cleveland Clinic says unless you are losing fluids excessively, most of us will only require water.

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    Gaining Weight On Vacations Could Have Long Term Impacts

    Many people think gaining a few pounds on their vacations is okay because they'll lose it once they're back to the grind. But, corporate dietitian Courtney McCormick says these few pounds can easily…

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    Keeping Kids Active During Summer Break

    An Ohio doctor is explaining why the beginning of summer break is a great time for kids to get active. Doctor Richard So with Cleveland Clinic Children's says getting them up and moving is just as…

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    Children's Head Injuries Should Be Taken Seriously

    Each year more than 60,000 American children are hospitalized with traumatic brain injuries.

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    OHIO POULTRY ASSOCIATION CELEBRATES NATIONAL TURKEY LOVERS’ MONTH

    June is National Turkey Lovers' Month and the Ohio Poultry Association (OPA) is celebrating by highlighting turkey's nutritional benefits, variety of cooking techniques and economic impact in Ohio.

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    Cleveland Clinic: No Science To Support Fidget Spinner Benefits

    An Ohio doctor says some people believe fidget spinners may improve a child's ability to focus, but there's no science to back up the claim.

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    World No Tobacco Day

    Today is World No Tobacco Day. The World Health Organization says the day of awareness is meant to highlight how tobacco threatens the development of nations worldwide.

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    Avoid Foot Injuries With Right Running Shoes

    An Ohio doctor says if you're planning on getting out to run, it's essential that you have the right shoe to avoid foot injuries.

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    Study: Chocolate Could Help Prevent Irregular Heartbeat

    Medical researchers have another reason for you to like chocolate.

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    APA Out With New Work And Well-Being Survey

    A new survey from the American Psychological Association shows that American adults who have had recent or current changes at work are more likely to report chronic work stress than those who haven't.

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    Study: Fitness Trackers Accurate For Heart Rate, Not Calories Burned

    Those popular fitness trackers do a really good job of measuring your heart rate, but they aren't good at all when it comes to counting the calories you burn.

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    Study Shows Texting Can Help Some Obese People Lose Weight

    New research shows texting supportive messages can help some people lose weight. Dr. Ashwani Singal led the study at the University of Alabama.

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    Aging Expert: Seniors Need To Plan To Age In Place

    One in five Americans will be over the age of 65 by 2030. Surveys have shown that most want to age in place, but aging expert Lee Lindquist says many aren't planning properly.

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5 Ways to Manage Your Risk of Cardiovascular Disease

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According to the American Heart Association, cardiovascular disease claims more American lives each year than all forms of cancer combined.

Cardiovascular disease can be hereditary, such as hypercholesterolemia, or not hereditary, such as pulmonary artery hypertension. No matter which disease you have, or are at risk of getting, making smart choices is the first step to reducing your risk of cardiovascular disease, and the smart choices you make now will pay off in the long run.

Here are 5 ways to help manage your risk of cardiovascular disease:

  1. Diet: Some foods increase your risk of cardiovascular disease, but other foods help lower that risk. Reduce or avoid saturated fats and sodium, and limit your sugar and red meat intake. Instead, focus on consuming healthy fruits and vegetables and whole grains. Incorporate fish into your meal plans, and choose healthy snack options such as nuts, seeds or legumes. Practice portion sizing to reduce the urge to overeat during meals.
  2. Exercise: Incorporate exercise into your life to work your heart muscles, remove access fat and reduce your risk of cardiovascular disease. Aim to get at least 30 minutes of physical activity 5 days per week. Choose brisk walking or cycling when the weather outside is nice. Children need one hour of physical activity every day, so incorporate activities which get the whole family involved. Developing healthy lifestyle habits at a young age makes it easier to continue them later in life.
  3. Stress: Everybody's life is stressful, but managing stress is vital for proper heart health. Stress damages your arteries and can lead to an increased risk of cardiovascular disease. If stress is a problem in your life try relieving some of it with yoga, meditation and deep breathing exercises. Find some time for you to relax and unwind each day. It can help your overall health.
  4. Sleep: Getting a good night's rest each night is important for overall health including your heart. Have snoring checked if it's a problem. Sleep apnea is a condition which causes you to pause breathing during the night time. Without proper treatment this can lead to a number of conditions including cardiovascular disease.
  5. Medication: Including proper medications with your healthy lifestyle changes is an important step in managing cardiovascular disease, as medications can help your heart perform better and protect it from further damage. Avella will not only provide you with highly specialized medications to treat cardiovascular disease, but will also offer information and support. We will work with your health-care team to make sure that your medications are working as planned and can also help you manage side effects. We have also designed a mobile app to make it easy to request prescription refills and receive important information and reminders. Whether you are at risk of developing cardiovascular disease, or have already been diagnosed, just remember that a healthy lifestyle, coupled with proper medications, can be extremely beneficial.

If you suffer from cardiovascular diseases like hypercholesterolemia or pulmonary artery hypertension, there are a variety of innovative medications that can help you. Avella dispenses advanced cardiovascular disease medications through our community pharmacy locations and our delivery and mail order services.

 

Source: 5 Ways to Manage Your Risk of Cardiovascular Disease
Posted by Avella Specialty Pharmacy 

 

 

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