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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…
June 24, 2019

Avoiding Workplace Burnout

Avoiding Workplace Burnout
The World Health Organization has officially recognized “workplace burnout” in its International Classification of Diseases Handbook. Burnout is described as a syndrome resulting from “chronic workplace stress which has not been successfully managed”.  Westmed’s Behavioral…
February 25, 2019

How Much Activity is Ideal for Heart Health?

How Much Activity is Ideal for Heart Health?
One of the best things you can do for heart health is to be physically active. Physical activity helps reduce many risk factors for heart disease by lowering blood pressure, controlling weight, strengthening muscles, decreasing…