Posts tagged heart disease

Health Promotion. Part 5

33. If you have moderately high levels of cholesterol, use soft-tub margarine and oil instead of harder processed fats such as stick margarine and butter. Butter and such have more trans fatty acids, which raise cholesterol and the risk of heart disease. Continue reading Health Promotion. Part 5

Health Promotion. Part 2

8. Know the primary risk factors for heart disease: high cholesterol, elevated triglycerides, cigarette smoking, high blood pressure, physical inactivity, diabetes, family history of CAD, etc. If you have any of these risk factors, immediately begin to reduce them and to lead a “heart-healthy” lifestyle. Continue reading Health Promotion. Part 2

Public Health Achievements of the 20th Century. Part 1

The waning 20th century, certainly witness to much human barbarity, was also unquestionably the era of the most significant public health advances ever seen.

While in our country, and even more so in the developing world, there are millions of disadvantaged people unable to take full advantage of the medical breakthroughs most of us take for granted, on the whole the 1900s saw health and life expectancy dramatically improve. Continue reading Public Health Achievements of the 20th Century. Part 1