Tag: lifestyle changes

Heart Disease Prevention Millennial Style: Plant-Based Diets and Exercise Combinations You Should Start Now to Have a Healthy Heart Long Term

By: Melissa Schenkman, MPH, MSJ While your 50th birthday may seem like a long way off, when it comes to our hearts it’s not as far away as you might think. Studies of heart disease in young people who have unfortunately died of other causes, such as war, have frequently shown the beginning stages of

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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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