High cholesterol is a major risk factor for heart attack and stroke. February is Heart Month, and the perfect time to review your heart disease risk factors. Here is what you should know about blood cholesterol and how to improve your numbers, and your heart health.
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Each year, between 20,000 and 30,000 people in the United States are sickened by accidental carbon monoxide (CO) poisoning. Of those, approximately 500 people die, many in their own home.
But what is CO?
It is a colorless, odorless, tasteless, and highly toxic gas. CO is produced by fuel-burning sources, including furnaces, fireplaces, cars, wood stoves, space heaters, charcoal grills, and gas appliances like water heaters, ovens, and clothes dryers.
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When we think of heart disease, we often think of older adults. The fact is, children can also have heart disease. They may be born with it (a congenital heart defect), or it may be acquired from infections or another medical condition or illness.
We all know we should exercise. It is good for our hearts, minds, and stress levels. Getting active is also beneficial for your waistline, managing weight, cholesterol, and more.
But what if you just cannot seem to find the time to fit a workout into your routine? Turn your office into your gym! There are things you can do throughout the day that will burn calories and keep your metabolism up.