What is Carotid Disease?

What is Carotid Disease?

[MUSIC PLAYING] Stroke is the third leading cause of death in the United States and of which about 25% to 30% is attributed to carotid disease. What it really means is having hardening of the arteries causing a narrowing of the artery, and the plaque can break off and causes a stroke in the brain. […]

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The #1 killer of women: shining a light on cardiovascular disease

The #1 killer of women: shining a light on cardiovascular disease

(upbeat, light music) [Susan] Hi, I’m Susan Lucci and I go red for all women. [Hilary] There’s always a lot of action in New York City, but tonight, there’s an especially meaningful event. It’s the American Heart Association’s Annual Red Dress Collection Fashion Show. I’m Hilary Russo and we’re here with Healthy Communities News to […]

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Take the Pressure Off: Your Kidneys and Your Health

Take the Pressure Off: Your Kidneys and Your Health

Take the pressure off: your kidneys and your health. High blood pressure is the 2nd leading cause of kidney failure after diabetes. If you have high blood pressure, you’re at risk for chronic kidney disease, which can lead to kidney failure. Kidney disease also increases your chances of stroke, heart attack, and death. Early-stage kidney […]

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Turn Healthy Resolutions into Lifelong Habits

Turn Healthy Resolutions into Lifelong Habits

– [Narrator] In The Know. For many people living with type 2 diabetes, staying motivated to follow a healthy lifestyle all year long is challenging. – Play the long game. Remember this is a journey and a lifestyle you’re after. When you wanna quit, remember why you started in the first place. In my case, […]

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