It’s scary but true: stroke is the third leading cause of death in the State of Maryland. But knowing a few stroke basics could save your life. We asked Aruna Bollineni, M.D., a neurologist with Carroll Health Group Neurology, to share with us the keys to being “stroke smart.”
According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, one-third of all deaths in the United States are from heart disease, stroke or other cardiovascular diseases. Because February is Heart Health Month, it seems fitting to discuss what constitutes heart disease, the risk factors and how we can improve our heart health this year.
After Cancer articles address topics for those in survivorship. This month, dietitian Mindy Athas shares ways to get healthy in 2021.
Now that we can kiss 2020 goodbye, it’s time to focus on the future and that means getting healthy in the new year. Protecting your health means doing four things; think of it as a quad plan:
As a dietitian, I would never encourage everyone to go strictly vegan or vegetarian. Many people enjoy meat, and that is okay, but research shows that a reduction in animal protein (beef, pork, lamb and processed meats in particular) can improve health, including a reduction in cardiovascular disease, prevention or better management of diabetes, and reduced risk of cancer.
Osteoporosis is a medical condition that affects nearly 54 million Americans today. All adults are at risk of developing this disorder, which causes the gradual loss of bone density and strength, as they get older. Osteoporosis can easily lead to broken bones and, since you can’t feel your bones weakening, it is known as a silent disease.