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February 19, 2020

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 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…
November 30, 2018

A Day in the Life: Managing Diabetes

A Day in the Life: Managing Diabetes
According to the American Diabetes Association, 30.3 million Americans (9.4%) were diagnosed with diabetes by the year 2015. To put that in perspective, this amount is nearly representative of the entire Canadian population. Diabetes has…
October 30, 2018

No More “Heartbreak of Psoriasis”

No More “Heartbreak of Psoriasis”
From Dr. Alan Schliftman, Westmed Dermatologist Psoriasis is a skin ailment that affects two to four percent of the population and may occur at any age. It’s an immune disease in which the skin grows…
April 3, 2018

Coping with Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS)

Coping with Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS)
Irritable bowel syndrome (IBS) is not a disease, but a disorder that can interfere with the normal functions of the GI tract, stomach or colon. Westmed wants to bring continued awareness for this functional disorder…
February 9, 2018

What’s New This Year in Heart Health?

What’s New This Year in Heart Health?
February is American Heart Month, and we draw attention to heart disease, America’s No. 1 killer. In a nutshell, here’s what’s new:  High blood pressure is redefined for first time in 14 years: 130 is…