South Heartland Health shares heart health tips for American Heart Month

HASTINGS, Neb. (KSNB) – February is American Heart Month and the South Heartland District Health Department is highlighting the importance of heart health and preventing cardiovascular disease during the month.

According to health experts, one person dies from cardiovascular disease every 33 seconds globally.

Director Michele Bever said what makes cardiovascular disease so dangerous, is that it can lead to a lot of life-threatening conditions in patients.

”Cardiovascular diseases are diseases of the heart and blood vessels and there’s a set of conditions as a result of a substance called plaque that’s building up in our arteries and these conditions could be coronary artery disease, where it’s chest pain, heart attack, or stroke,” Bever said.

She added that cardiovascular disease is not only the leading cause of death nationwide but also prevalent in the state of Nebraska.

”About 1 in 12 people have been diagnosed with a cardiovascular disease and these are the leading causes of death across the nation actually and if you have diabetes than you’re two to four times more likely to have heart disease or a stroke than those who do not have diabetes,” Bever said.

In addition to being a leading cause of death, she mentioned that the disease also imposes a financial burden on families, with healthcare costs exceeding $422.3 billion between 2019 and 2020.

To lower the risk of the disease and improve your overall cardiovascular health, Bever emphasized the importance of making lifestyle changes and educating yourself about the risk factors for cardiovascular disease.

”Both diabetes and cardiovascular disease have similar risk factors, so it’s important to learn or find out if you have those risk factors and think about whether to take some next steps and make some changes and there’s some things everyone can do to make their risk

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Reviewing Golo Diet Pills: Are Golo pills worth the hype?


If you want something to help you lose weight, the Golo diet pills might be what you’re looking for


If you want something to help you lose weight, the Golo diet pills might be what you’re looking for. This Golo Diet Pill review will help determine this weight reduction product’s success. The Golo Diet Pills have several significant components, but there are also some dubious additives to the mix. The results were hit-or-miss, which appears true considering the internet reviews from real consumers.

Pros and Cons of Golo diet pills:

● It can reduce hunger.

It contains components that make you feel more full for longer, lowering your food cravings and calorie intake. The supplement can help you achieve weight loss by suppressing your appetite.

● It contains adaptogens, which aid in energy production.

Golo contains adaptogenic herbs like Rhodiola Rosea and Ashwagandha, which help boost energy and fight weariness. Adaptogens are natural compounds that aid in stress adaptation and overall wellness.

● It may boost your metabolism.

Golo contains Banaba leaf extract, which aids in regulating blood sugar levels and can impact your body’s ability to burn calories. Another component that can help increase insulin sensitivity and promote healthy glucose metabolism is chromium.

● Protects against free radicals and enhances the immunological function

Golo contains antioxidants, including Resveratrol, which can protect your cells from free radical damage. Free radicals are unstable chemicals that can cause unwanted harm to cells and lead to aging and disease.

● Could boost brain activity to counteract anxiety and stress

Golo’s adaptogenic herbs can also assist in boosting brain function and combat anxiety and stress.

● Some people may experience stomach cramps and headaches due to it.

While most

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Health Advice For Women at Each Stage of Motherhood

By American Heart Association News


THURSDAY, May 11, 2023 (American Heart Association News) — Everyone knows that on Mother’s Day, Mom’s needs come first. But the rest of the year, mothers often put their health care on hold to focus on others.

“A lot of times as women, we tend to put ourselves last,” said Dr. Marlene Blaise, a cardiologist in independent practice in Alpharetta, Georgia.

Avoiding that is important for more than mothers themselves, said Jennifer Stuart, an epidemiologist at Brigham and Women’s Hospital and Harvard Medical School in Boston.

“It’s also important for our families,” said Stuart, who has a doctorate in epidemiology and focuses her research on adverse pregnancy outcomes and maternal cardiovascular disease risk. “As a parent, you’re laying down a foundation and modeling behaviors, healthy or otherwise, for your children. So, if we’re engaging in a healthy diet and physical activity, and our children are seeing and learning from that, they can benefit, too.”

To help fellow mothers of all ages, Blaise and Stuart offered health advice for each stage of motherhood.

“It’s important to head into a pregnancy in the best physical condition that you can,” said Stuart, who is mother to a 7-month-old boy.

Pregnancy is like a stress test for the heart and its related functions, she said. Having a healthy body weight, being physically active and eating a healthy diet “positions you to have the healthiest pregnancy, delivery and child or children that you can.”

If your health isn’t perfect, don’t be discouraged, Stuart said. “Today is the best time to start thinking about health and motherhood, regardless of where you are in your life.”

During pregnancy, it’s crucial to pay attention to health issues that arise. Women often are told that if a problem resolves after giving birth, they

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