Heart disease remains the number one cause of mortality in the United States.
About 1 out of 4 people die of heart disease in the United States every year. Heart disease is the leading cause of death for both men and women. Blockage of heart arteries or coronary artery disease is the most common type of heart disease, killing over 370,000 people annually.
Following is good source of information for risk factors and prevention of heart diseases.
About 1 of 3 U.S. adults (about 75 million people) have high blood pressure. Only about half of these people have their high blood pressure under control.
Hypertension is a risk factor for heart attack and stroke. High blood pressure is a common and dangerous condition.
Following is good source of information for risk factors and prevention of hypertension.
An estimated 84 million Americans have pre-diabetes and 90% don’t know they have it.
Today, more than 30 million people are living with diabetes in the United States.
It is important to make choices that keep you and your loved ones healthy.
Following is good source of info for risk factors and prevention of diabetes.
Stroke is the fifth leading cause of death in the United States with about 795,000 people in the United States having stroke each year.
Knowing signs of stroke are crucial which include sudden weakness, confusion, trouble seeing, walking or severe headache with no known cause.
Following is good source of info for risk factors and prevention of stroke.
Cancer is a term used for diseases in which abnormal cells divide without control and can invade other tissues.
Cancer cells can spread to other parts of the body through the blood and lymph systems.
There are more than 100 kinds of cancer. The Good news is that there are number of screening tests available for early detection, and there are few immunizations which may lower cancer risk.
Following is good source of info for risk factors and prevention of cancer.
Patient Education for Various Health Issues
The American Academy of Family Physicians provides excellent patient information for various health care issues. Following is the link to their website.