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According to the American Heart Association, AFib is the most common type of irregular heart rhythm, which can lead to blood clots, stroke, heart failure, and other heart-related complications. Many individuals are unaware that AFib is a serious condition, even though untreated atrial fibrillation doubles the risk of heart-related deaths and is associated with a five-fold increased risk for stroke.
Did you know that one in five people will be affected by mental illness in their lifetime? Like physical health, good mental health is essential to every individual’s well-being. This May, during National Mental Health Awareness Month, we are taking the opportunity to focus on depression in women, as it is one of the most common mental health issues women face.
When someone has a stroke, almost two million brain cells die every minute until blood flow is restored. It is important to recognize the symptoms of stroke.
May is National Arthritis Month, a time when we recognize a disease that impacts more than 50 million Americans, making it the number one cause of disability in the country. While there are different types of arthritis, the most common is osteoarthritis, or osteoarthrosis, a degenerative joint disease which is diagnosed more frequently in women and older adults.
Although having a PCP is a great first step in your health care journey, it’s not the only important one. You must also be an advocate for yourself.
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We have become a society on the move. Life comes at us quickly and we have to react even more quickly. When it comes to your health and the health of your family, however, you want to make the best decisions, sometimes in a very short amount of time. Through Talks Your Health, we at Care New England deliver the latest information on a wide variety of health and wellness-related topics for that very reason. We know that if you’re informed, you can make those decisions efficiently and confidently.
So, whether it’s a pediatrician offering advice on dosing your sick child with over-the-counter medication for a good night’s sleep (for both of you!) or a step-by-step plan for returning to a sport like golf after an injury or a long off-season, we’ve got the information you need to live the life you want, and deserve.