Did You Get Your 10,000 Steps Today?

If you sit most of the time and don’t move very much, you could be heading toward a health disaster. Overwhelming scientific evidence shows that physical activity helps protect you from a host of chronic conditions, including cardiovascular disease, stroke, and type 2 diabetes. And if that’s not enough, physical activity confers a host of…

Is your blood pressure too high?

You can’t go very far these days without hearing about blood pressure. It’s a big health concern, especially for older people and African Americans. High blood pressure (also known as hypertension) predisposes you to a raft of serious health problems such as cardiovascular disease, stroke, and erectile dysfunction. You can reduce your risk of hypertension…

Will Chronic Diseases Sink the Ship?

Chronic diseases account for about 70% of US medical care expenses, which totaled $2.9 trillion in year 2013, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Sixty percent of Americans over age 65 have at least two chronic health conditions, such as cardiovascular disease, type 2 diabetes, or Alzheimer’s disease. Given the rising proportion of senior citizens in the US population, preventing chronic diseases is critical to maintaining a viable medical care system.