Have you talked to your doctor about your target blood pressure? In most adults, blood pressure less than 120/80 is considered normal.
Prehypertension is blood pressure between 120/80 and 139/89. If your blood pressure is higher than 140/90, you have hypertension. You should take immediate steps to reduce your blood pressure
Not everyone experiences the classic chest pain symptoms of a heart attack. Women and people with chronic health conditions can have different symptoms that may not even include pain. If you experience chest pain or any of the following symptoms, call 911 to receive immediate medical help.
Symptoms of a heart
The Cath Lab team at Centegra Hospital-McHenry works with cardiologists every day to save the lives of people who suffer from heart disease. One thing many of their patients have in common is smoking. Many people who have suffered heart attacks learn there is no time like the present to
1 can (15 ounces) chickpeas, rinsed and drained
1 to 2 cloves finely minced garlic (or to taste)
1 T sesame tahini
6 to 8 tsp reduced-sodium vegetable broth or water
1 to 2 T fresh lemon juice
½ tsp extra-virgin olive oil
Salt and freshly ground black pepper, to taste
Hot pepper sauce (optional)
Place peas, garlic,
McHenry County residents have the opportunity to improve the quality of life in their communities by filling out an anonymous and confidential opinion survey designed by local health and human service providers. As part of the 2014 McHenry County Healthy Community Study, these providers would like feedback on the different
Eating right can fit into anyone’s budget. Healthy food doesn’t always cost more. It often takes a little planning and perhaps thinking non-traditionally. The following are tips to keep you eating well and keep you on your budget during your shopping trip!
Don’t buy for convenience. Choose items such as steel
Although accidents can be hard to avoid, people who are at risk for hip fractures should be especially careful when it is icy outside. Hip fractures can occur in healthy individuals if there is a trauma. Most often, though, these serious breaks happen when a person has bones that are
Respiratory syncytial virus (RSV) is a common cause of many types of infections of the lungs and breathing passages. These infections include colds, bronchitis, pneumonia and croup. Although these infections are common and can happen at any age, they can cause severe illness and even death in infants, young children
Has your doctor said you are at risk for lymphedema? Consider these ways to prevent this painful swelling and fluid retention.
Do not allow anyone to take blood or your blood pressure on your affected arm or leg.
Wear a medical bracelet warning of your risk for developing lymphedema.
Avoid crossing your legs
If you've been diagnosed with prediabetes, it means you have a blood glucose (sugar) level that is creeping up. Your level isn't high enough yet to be called type 2 diabetes but it is abnormally high. The condition is basically a warning that screams, "Danger ahead!" That's because your risk of