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September 2014 Monthly Health Topics

 


Get Heart Healthy for Hispanic Heritage Month

By George Hulse, Vice President of External Affairs, Healthfirst

 

Hispanic Heritage Month is a time to reflect on the rich cultural history and traditions of Hispanics. So from September 15 to October 15, let’s honor this vibrant segment of our community by talking about a vital issue we can all appreciate—our health!

 

Heart disease is the second leading cause of death for Hispanic-Americans in the United States. In 2008, 20 percent of all Hispanic American deaths were caused by heart disease.
 

So, what can we all do to prevent heart disease? Men older than 35 and women older than 40 need to check and maintain appropriate cholesterol, glucose, and blood pressure levels. Make an appointment to see your doctor for a checkup today. Read More!

 


6 Tips to Remind You to Take Your Medication

By Susan Beane, M.D., Vice President and Medical Director, Healthfirst

 

We all have good intentions, but sometimes it’s just plain tough to follow all the recommendations and requirements of our doctor or practitioner. Patients express common concerns: “I take so many pills, and I can’t keep them all straight!”; “My prescription is so expensive, I just take half a pill a day so they’ll last longer”; or “I feel great now, so why do I still need this medicine?”

 

Here’s what I want to emphasize: your health matters! So I recommend working with your doctors on strategies for taking your medications daily and as prescribed. It’s important to talk with your doctor about the medications you are taking, why you are taking them, and how they will control your medical conditions and keep you healthy. Read More!

 

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