heart and blood health

It is not uncommon to see an abundance of hearts this time of year. While Valentine’s Day contributes to this, February is also American Heart Month. Heart disease is the leading cause of death for men and women in the United States. The good news is that heart [...]
By Margaret Shepard • February 13, 2017
Growing up, Joe Meyer loved sports. In elementary school, he played basketball and baseball. The summer before he entered eighth grade, the Jacksonville, Florida, youth decided to give football a try. Before he took to the gridiron, Joe visited his pediatrician for sports physical. At that appointment, his doctor noticed [...]
By Margaret Shepard • February 7, 2017
Celebrate National Blood Donor Month by rolling up your sleeves. One blood donation could save up to three lives - it’s an easy way to make a big difference! Learn more about the donation process here.  
By Rebecca McRoberts • January 6, 2016
In some cities it feels like snowfall might never come this year. When it does, remember that shoveling can provide a good winter workout – but it can be dangerous, too. This is partly because cold weather can increase blood pressure, making blood more likely to clot. Try these
By Tameka Davis • December 29, 2015
Two thirds of American adults either have high blood pressure or are “at risk” for high blood pressure. For most people, it all comes down to your daily choices but many don’t even know that they may need to make a change. So what can you do to lower your [...]
By Rebecca McRoberts • December 16, 2015
HCM, a heart condition in which the muscle thickens and makes it harder to pump blood, could run in your family. The symptoms are often overlooked but the first step is knowing your family history. Learn more. #HeartHealth
By Tameka Davis • November 17, 2015
That glass of wine with dinner could pay off! As part of the Mediterranean diet, a daily glass of red wine could help reduce your risk of heart disease. We’re sure you know a few people who would be excited to hear that!  #HeartHealth
By Tameka Davis • November 3, 2015