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Tips for Chronic Disease Prevention



Cardiovascular Disease


Coronary Artery Disease

Coronary artery disease is caused by plaque buildup in the wall of the arteries that supply blood to the heart (called coronary arteries).

Effects of High Blood Pressure

Learn from the CDC about the four ways that high blood pressure (hypertension) can hurt your heart and brain—and even kill you.

Healthy Living Habits

Choosing healthy meal and snack options can help you avoid heart disease and its complications.

Heart Attack Signs and Symptoms

There are five major signs and symptoms of a heart attack in women and men.

Stop Stroke at Any Age

You may think you’re too young to have a stroke—but stroke can strike at any age.

Stroke Signs and Symptoms

During a stroke, every minute counts! Fast treatment can lessen the brain damage that stroke can cause.

What You Can Do

Live a Healthy Lifestyle

Women and Heart Disease Prevention

Lower Your Chance for Heart Disease


Diabetes


Diabetes

Explore this collection of feature articles created for people who have diabetes or are at risk for diabetes, and their families and friends.

Eat Right!

Managing Diabetes

Prevent Complications

Diabetes can affect any part of your body. The good news is that you can prevent most of these problems by keeping your blood glucose (blood sugar) under control, eating healthy, being physical active, working with your health care provider to keep your blood pressure and cholesterol under control, and getting necessary screening tests.

Preventing Diabetes

Research studies have found that moderate weight loss and exercise can prevent or delay type 2 diabetes among adults at high-risk of diabetes.

The Surprising Truth About Prediabetes

It’s real. It’s common. And most importantly, it’s reversible.


Healthy Weight


Assessing Your Weight

A high amount of body fat can lead to weight-related diseases and other health issues and being underweight can also put one at risk for health issues.

Eat More, Weigh Less?

How to manage your weight without being hungry.

Getting Started with Physical Activity for a Healthy Weight

If you've not been physically active in a while, you may be wondering how to get started again. Lace up those sneakers and find some motivating ideas here.

How to Avoid Portion Size Pitfalls to Help Manage Your Weight

Research shows that people unintentionally consume more calories when faced with larger portions. Learn more about avoiding portion size pitfalls.

Medical Complications of Obesity

Preventing Weight Gain

If you're currently at a healthy weight, you're already one step ahead of the game. To stay at a healthy weight, it's worth doing a little planning now.

Rethink Your Drink

When it comes to weight loss, there's no lack of diets promising fast results.

Tips for Parents – Ideas to Help Children Maintain a Healthy Weight

What steps can we take to help prevent obesity in our children?