Categories: Health

High blood pressure awareness, control improved with better access to primary health care

Research Highlights:

  • In a study of both socioeconomically disadvantaged and socioeconomically advantaged neighborhoods, better access to primary health care was associated with improved high blood pressure awareness and control.

  • These associations existed whether residents lived in socioeconomically disadvantaged or socioeconomically advantaged neighborhoods.

  • The study’s findings suggest that regardless of where people live, they may benefit from blood pressure control programs that increase access to primary health care.

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(NewMediaWire) – September 06, 2022 – DALLAS Having easier access to primary care physicians may increase high blood pressure awareness and control regardless of where a person lives, according to new research published today in Circulation: Cardiovascular Quality and Outcomesa peer-reviewed journal of the American Heart Association.

According to the American Heart Association, nearly half of all Americans have hypertension (high blood pressure), and many don’t even know they

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Categories: Health

The Best Starbucks Breakfast Order for Weight Loss, Says Dietitian

Routinely eating breakfast while on the go can quickly derail your weight loss efforts. Options available at most coffee shops and fast-food restaurants are typically high in carbs, fat, and sugar. However, if you make a stop at Starbucks, there are plenty of healthy breakfast options you can order to keep you on track with your weight loss goals. Best of all, you can plan your breakfast order ahead of time by checking out their nutrition facts.

“The great thing about chain restaurants, fast-food places, or even coffee shops with more than 20 locations is that they are required by law to list their caloric information on their menus,” says Roxana Ehsani, MS, RD, CSSD, LDN, and board-certified sports dietitian. “So, it makes it easier for consumers to make lower calorie choices or compare options when debating your order.”

If you are trying to lose weight, consider this

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Categories: Health

The evolution of the healthcare workforce

Can you imagine a world in which technology enables physicians and nurses to spend less time in front of a computer and more time with patients?

This is the vision of Gareth Sherlock, chief information officer (CIO) at Cleveland Clinic London.

He recalls one of the physician leaders at the clinic saying that he dreams of the day when he can sit across from a patient and look them in the eye without requiring any interaction or typing into a PC throughout the consultation.

“All the clinical notes, ordering of services, scheduling and billing would be taken care of automatically with the use of voice recognition, translation and dictation personalized for each physician and patient,” recounts Sherlock. “It sounds great, doesn’t it? This is the type of technology we need to be aiming for.”

After starting his career as a technology consultant in the finance industry, Sherlock first transitioned to

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Categories: Fitness

I Tried ClassPass For Group Workouts And Wellness

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I tried ClassPass for the first time roughly six years ago, and honestly, I didn’t love it. Fresh out of college and thrust into the workforce, I was struggling to find a fitness regimen that worked with my preferences, availability, and budget.

If you’re not familiar with ClassPass, it’s a group membership that allows you to attend a variety of different gyms, fitness studios, and spas. It’s not available everywhere but you can find it in about 2,500 cities worldwide.

ClassPass seemed like a great option the first time I used it, and I was excited to try my free month. However, a couple of

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Categories: Health

Queensland McDonald’s addict stuns with 40kg weight loss

A Queensland woman has shown off her incredible weight loss transformation after kicking her fast food habit to lose an impressive 40kg.

Mum-to-be Nicolette Harper said after moving out of home to attend university, she was overwhelmed by all the freedoms that came with her new-found independence.

The 26-year-old explained that out of sheer convenience she often ate fast food twice a day – usually starting her mornings with a McDonald’s breakfast, and often grabbing a Domino’s pizza for dinner.

Her weight began to creep up on her until she was 100kg and wearing size 18 clothes.

But after making an effort to get healthier, Nicolettefrom the Gold Coast, Queensland, says she feels more confident and healthier than ever before with her new 60kg, size 8 frame.

“I was always the bigger kid in class, the chubbier one. I hated sport class, and anything to do with exercise” Nicolette

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