Know the signs of a Stroke

In effort to raise awareness of the disease and to increase brain health, June is dedicated as Alzheimer's and Brain Awareness Month. If you or someone you know has suffered from a stroke or mini-stroke, it is important to learn the signs and symptoms, as well as the treatments, for a stroke or mini-stroke. A stroke occurs when a blood vessel that carries oxygen and nutrients to the brain is either blocked by a clot or bursts (or ruptures). When that happens, part of the brain cannot get the … [Read more...]

Your annual checkup by the numbers

Your annual checkup appointment with your primary care provider is an important time to determine where your health stands and to become better educated about your body and what it needs to function properly. Sometimes though, we approach the appointment with fear and rather than being an active participant in the appointment, we shut down and just go through the motions in order to get it over with. In order to be a better advocate for your body and health, go into your annual checkup with … [Read more...]

Know the facts: heart disease and stroke

Many of us associate February with romance, pink and red foiled chocolates and aisles of cheesy cards in stores; but February is also associated with a more serious topic: heart health. February is American Heart Month, which is a dedicated time of year created by the American Heart Association to raise awareness and funds for heart disease in the US. To help educate you on the causes and risks of heart disease and stroke, we've rounded up some facts: Heart disease includes conditions such … [Read more...]