Tag: Heart Disease

Spotlight on Cholesterol and Millennials: How You Can Be Proactive About This Important Part of Heart Health

By: Melissa Schenkman, MPH, MSJ When was the first time you heard the word “cholesterol”? For me, the day will be forever etched in my mind. I was eight years old, and my pediatrician told me that this thing I had called “cholesterol,” was 220—high and concerning for a then second grader. I remember being

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Millennials and Family Medical History: Finding Better Heart Health through Knowledge of Your Risk

By: Melissa Schenkman, MPH, MSJ It’s the one thing that has always been most near and dear to my heart: my family and knowing its history—both personal and medical. By the time I was in elementary school my parents had told me that heart problems run in our family. I learned that I have relatives

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