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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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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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Knowing Your Heart: Q&A with Millennial Cardiologist, Dr. Nicole Harkin about Heart Health

By: Melissa Schenkman, MPH, MSJ How well do you know your heart? No, fellow millennials. I’m not talking about when it comes to love. But rather about that approximately 10 ounces of muscle beating in our chest that allows us to live every day. We may feel young and invincible, but caring for our hearts

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