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Disorders That Cause Kidney Disease: High Blood Pressure

August 24, 2016

“High blood pressure is the second leading cause of kidney failure in the United States after diabetes.” (1)

We at Grassroots Health are passionate about raising awareness of chronic diseases that affect Americans. That being said, we will dedicate weekly material over the next two months for highlighting many types of common kidney diseases and their health risks. Today we continue our series by discussing one of the main causes of kidney disorders: High Blood Pressure.

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Knowing Your Liver: Hepatitis A

June 22, 2016

Hepatitis A is a highly contagious disease that causes inflammation of the liver. The Center for Disease Control (CDC) calculates that a great improvement has been made in the number of cases reported over the last 15 years; dropping from a staggering 30,000 in 1995 to a little over 1,200 in 2014.

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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: Avoiding Venous Thromboembolism

May 25, 2016

Venous Thromboembolism (VTE) is a blood clot that forms inside of a vein which can cause a number of  serious, life-threatening conditions. (1) Between different types of VTE, the Center for Disease Control (CDC) estimates that “60,000-100,000 Americans die” and “10 to 30% of people will die within one month of diagnosis.” (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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Affordable Online Lab Tests: A Biography Of Grassroots Labs

February 1, 2016

Today we highlight one of our new partners, the online laboratory test store Grassroots Labs. Grassroots Labs provides individuals, businesses, doctors offices, and other organizations with access to affordable diagnostic laboratory testing. The site offers the same tests that a doctor orders to monitor acute and chronic disorders such as diabetes, high blood pressure and high cholesterol, in addition to many other tests. Grassroots Labs does all this at a fraction of the cost of going directly to a lab or through a doctor.

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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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