Why you need to know your triglycerides

Posted by CarePoint Health on Nov 17, 2015 11:00:00 AM

You probably already know you need to watch your cholesterol and blood pressure. Both of these factors can increase your risk of heart disease if they get too high. But something that doesn’t get as much attention is your triglycerides — and knowing your level is important. Fortunately, it’s easy to find out what yours are — and there are some great ways to keep them at a healthy level.

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Topics: Nutrition, Health, Heart health, Primary care, Blood pressure, Neighborhood health center, Cholesterol

Blood pressure: what the numbers mean

Posted by CarePoint Health on Jun 2, 2015 11:00:00 AM

Most people are used to the familiar squeeze of the blood pressure cuff at nearly every physician office visit. You’ve heard that blood pressure can lead to heart disease, but you might not know how this happens or why those numbers matter.

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Topics: Primary care, Blood pressure