Tag Archive: heart disease

Employers Battle the Impact of Employee Obesity

weight controlObesity is considered a top factor in lost productivity at American businesses. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention reports that at least one-third of American adults and one-sixth of children are overweight and considered obese. While this fact is startling, the following related statistics are overwhelming: View full article »

Don’t Let Chronic Stress Ruin Your Life

no stress weekStress. We have all felt it at different times in our lives. Stress can be a positive experience to help us get through tough situations, deadlines at school or work, health problems, or challenging situations with family or friends. Unfortunately, stress can turn negative when difficult experiences linger over a long period of time. View full article »

Great American SmokeoutRecognizing the 24th annual Great American Smokeout, November 17, 2011

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention recently reported that more than 20 percent of Americans smoke. On average, smokers spend $1,600 a year for cigarettes.

Smoking costs individuals more than out-of-pocket cash for cigarettes. Duke University health economists determined that if the average 24-year-old smoker uses cigarettes for 60 years, the projected cost for a man would be $220,000 and $106,000 for a woman, in terms of expenses for taxes, car and house insurance, healthcare premiums and lost earnings due to disability. Consider these other startling costs of smoking: View full article »

Fighting Against High Cholesterol in Teens

Did you know that one out of every five American teenagers has a high level of unhealthy cholesterol that may increase their risk for heart disease?

A report released in January 2010 by the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention identified that not only are overweight teens age 12 to 19 more likely to have high cholesterol, but 14 percent of normal-weight teens have elevated levels of bad cholesterol as well. View full article »

Connecting Your Heart and Oral Health

Recognizing American Heart Month, February 2011

Many Americans keep their hearts healthy by exercising regularly and carefully watching their diets—eating in moderation those foods with sugar, starch, grease or fat. These are great lifestyle habits, but to maintain a healthy heart it’s also important to take care of your oral health.

Medical professionals have identified a link between coronary heart disease and periodontal disease— an infection in the structures around the teeth. In fact, they believe that individuals with periodontal disease are almost twice as likely to experience coronary heart disease and strokes. View full article »

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