A recent study published by the American Heart Association reports that 48% of American adults have some form of heart disease. Because serious heart conditions can be present without symptoms, a significant number of the population could be completely unaware of poor cardiovascular health or their risk of developing life-threatening disease. Often, the best way to find out about current health and potential risk is through advanced cardiovascular screening.
Itchy eyes, sneezing and a runny nose: you may know that these are common symptoms of seasonal allergies. But did you know that more serious issues like asthma, eczema, nausea and diarrhea can also be symptoms of an allergic reaction?
In our blog article series about preventing chronic illnesses, we’ve discussed the powerful impact diet and exercise can have on preventing diabetes, heart disease, cancer and arthritis. But did you know that your mental health and how you manage stress can also contribute to your risk of developing these chronic illnesses? Some may like to believe that our emotions have nothing to do with our long-term health, but recent studies have shown a powerful connection between proactive stress management and overall health. Here’s a look at the science behind how good mental health assists with disease prevention:
Simply put, preventative care is the process of taking small steps to either avoid health issues and chronic illness or manage these issues in an effective and low-intervention way. There are many things you can do to incorporate preventative health into your lifestyle, such as eating a nutritious diet and getting a proper amount of exercise. But how do you navigate unique health challenges that might be keeping you from achieving your best health?
More often than not, health care in America focuses on what to do after you receive a diagnosis. While modern medicine is responsible for incredible achievements that save lives every day, health care professionals around the world agree that prevention is still the best approach for patient health.
Every day, major headlines cite the deadly or debilitating statistics associated with chronic illnesses like diabetes, heart disease, cancer and arthritis. But there’s one thing that sometimes gets overlooked: the fact that many of these chronic illnesses can be prevented or managed with simple, intentional daily choices.
Today’s fast-paced, modern office environment provides plenty of opportunity for ambitious professionals. However, the most successful individuals often commit so much time and energy to their work that they don’t realize the health risks that come with a nonstop lifestyle. From balancing time between work and personal life to stresses brought on by incredible expectations and pressure, it can be difficult for executives to find the time or energy to make good choices for their health.
In this interview, Dr. David Pong discusses preventative health care - what it is, why it's important, and how to get started living a healthier life.