Most people have heard of cholesterol – often it’s lumped in with other chronic conditions like diabetes and high blood pressure – but many don’t really understand what it is or why having too much of it is such a bad thing. Plenty of my patients think high cholesterol is an old man problem or something only obese people have, when really, anyone can have it. So, who should worry, and what do high cholesterol numbers really mean?
Snapping back into the school routine can be tough. From new clothes and supplies to summer assignments and forms, there’s a lot to keep track of this time of year, and your summer vibe may not jibe with your mounting to-do list. Here’s a health cheat sheet to make this transition your best yet.
August 4 marks the start of National Health Center Week – a perfect time to celebrate the contributions of health centers rooted in communities where the need for primary care is greater than ever before.