Cholesterol not great? Here’s how to improve it

Posted by CarePoint Health on Jan 14, 2016 11:00:00 AM

High cholesterol is a major risk factor for heart disease — the number one killer of Americans. Although there are medications available to help lower bad cholesterol, many Americans still don’t have desirable levels. And because there are no symptoms, you won’t know if yours are good unless you get it checked regularly by your primary care physician.

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Topics: Exercise, Nutrition, Heart health, Primary care, Cholesterol

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