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April 1, 2022

How To Manage Blood Sugar and Diabetes

How To Manage Blood Sugar and Diabetes
Learning how to manage your condition is critical when you have diabetes. One of the most important ways to keep tabs on your health is to check your blood sugar regularly throughout the day. More…
November 23, 2021

Westmed’s Diabetes Education Program

Westmed’s Diabetes Education Program
Having uncontrolled blood sugar is dangerous at any time. But with mounting evidence that shows COVID-19 places people with diabetes at higher risk for severe illness, the need to keep diabetes well-managed has become more…
June 16, 2021

6 Ways to Keep Your Brain Healthy

6 Ways to Keep Your Brain Healthy
June is Alzheimer’s and Brain Awareness Month. According to the Center for Disease Control and Prevention, as many as 5.8 million Americans were living with Alzheimer’s disease in 2020. As we age, it is common…
May 13, 2021

The Link Between Stroke and Hypertension

The Link Between Stroke and Hypertension
Stroke is the leading cause of serious, long-term disability in the United States, and each year, approximately 800,000 people suffer from a stroke. High blood pressure, also known as hypertension, is one of the most…
March 19, 2021

Could You Be a COVID-19 ‘Long-Hauler’?

Could You Be a COVID-19 ‘Long-Hauler’?
To date, approximately 30 million Americans have tested positive for COVID-19, and as many as one-third of them are still feeling the lingering effects of the infection. Although much remains to be learned about “long…
February 15, 2021

Everything you Need to Know about Hypertension

Everything you Need to Know about Hypertension
According to the American Heart Association, half of American adults have hypertension. Uncontrolled hypertension is a leading cause of illness for Americans, but fortunately with proper diagnosis and treatment you can take control to prevent…
February 12, 2021

Understanding and Preventing Overuse Injuries

Understanding and Preventing Overuse Injuries
The pandemic has been trying for everyone in many ways. With the initial closure of gyms, cancelation of organized sports and concerns due to group events, one significant limitation that people have felt has been…
February 18, 2020

The “Whole Body” Effects of Chronic Stress

The “Whole Body” Effects of Chronic Stress
Stress is your body’s method of coping with adverse or high-pressure circumstances. While stress is important because it helps you react quickly to dangerous situations, if we are chronically stressed, it can have effects on…
January 27, 2020

How to Cope with Anxiety by Being Present

How to Cope with Anxiety by Being Present
Tips from Westmed’s Behavioral Health Experts Good mental health is as important as bodily health, but we often ignore signs that we may need some support. You are not alone if you have to deal…