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Disorders That Can Cause Kidney Disease: Diabetes

August 17, 2016

“It has been estimated that more than 20 million American adults have chronic kidney disease (CKD,)” with Diabetes being one of the leading causes. (1)
 
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Maintaining A Healthy Heart: What Is Metabolic Syndrome

June 1, 2016

Metabolic_Syndrome.jpgMetabolic Syndrome is a combination of chronic conditions that, when a person is diagnosed with, can significantly increase their likelihood of developing serious forms of heart disease. The American Heart Association describes it as a “serious health condition that affects about 34 percent of adults and places them at higher risk of cardiovascular disease, diabetes, stroke and diseases related to fatty buildups in artery walls.”

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Maintaining A Healthy Heart: Managing Peripheral Artery Disease

May 18, 2016

“Peripheral artery disease (also called peripheral arterial disease) is a common circulatory problem in which narrowed arteries reduce blood flow to your limbs.” (1) It is estimated that “approximately 8 million people in the United States have PAD, including 12-20% of individuals older than age 60.” (2)

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Maintaining A Healthy Heart: How To Avoid Sudden Cardiac Arrest

May 4, 2016

In 2013 the American Heart Association found that there were 359,400 incidence of Sudden Cardiac Arrest (SCA) that took place outside of a hospital. Of these cases, they found that there was only a 9.5% overall survival rate. SCA occurs when the heart develops an abnormal pattern of beating, known as arrhythmias, which can causes it to suddenly stop beating. Without the delivery of oxygenated blood to the body, a person can die within minutes of the heart ceasing to beat.

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Maintaining A Healthy Heart: Avoiding Heart Failure

April 27, 2016

“About 5.1 million people in the United States have heart failure.” (1) Heart failure is a condition where the heart muscle becomes weak over time and struggles to pump blood to the lungs for oxygen and/or struggles to pump oxygenated blood to the body.

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Maintaining A Healthy Heart - How To Avoid A Heart Attack

April 20, 2016

“In the United States, someone has a heart attack every 43 seconds,” according to the Center for Disease Control (CDC.) (1) A heart attack occurs when the heart is unable to receive oxygen due to a blockage. When a block like this occurs, it prohibits the artery from delivering oxygen-rich blood to the heart. (2)

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The Impacts Diet And Exercise Have On Heart Health

March 23, 2016

The Heart Foundation states that “heart disease is the number one killer of both men and women in the United States.” They have found that “about 720,000 people in the U.S. suffer heart attacks each year. Of these, 515,000 are a first heart attack and 205,000 happen in people who have already had a heart attack.” With such a threat that has proven to show no partiality towards any specific peoples, Grassroots Medical plans to join in with the national voice to raise awareness. Today we will begin an informative blog series that delves into the many conditions of heart disease and their long-term health consequences.

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Affordable Care For Diabetes - Type 2

November 11, 2015

According to the American Diabetes Association (ADA), diabetes is a condition that affects 9.3% of the American population. This statistic has gradually increased over the past decade with diagnoses rising from 25.8 million citizens in 2010 to 29.1 million citizens in 2012. This information is astounding and because of the ever-increasing rate of diagnosis, we at Grassroots Health want to provide our readers with helpful information and treatment options.

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Affordable Care For Diabetes - Type 1

November 4, 2015

According to the American Diabetes Association (ADA), diabetes is a condition that affects 9.3% of the American population. This statistic has gradually increased over the past decade with diagnoses rising from 25.8 million citizens in 2010 to 29.1 million citizens in 2012. This information is astounding and because of the ever-increasing rate of diagnosis, we at Grassroots Health want to provide our readers with helpful information and treatment options.

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2 Simple Ways Men Can Be Proactive In Preventing Prostate Cancer

October 6, 2015

Today we are concluding a two-part series that has focused around cancers that are specific to men and women by explaining how both can be proactive in preventing gender-specific cancers. We at Grassroots Health want to raise awareness of the diseases that both genders are faced with and help by providing practical information that can be applied to improve the future of everyone’s health.

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The mission of the CHC Blog is to provide educational content on topics of health care and community benefit which is informative, valuable, and inspiring to our members, patients, and the community at large. 

Shelby Morgan - Editor / Author

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