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Helpful Information.
The information provided below will help you understand what the risk factors for heart disease are and how you can work to prevent and treat them.

Blood Pressure
• What is High Blood Pressure
• What Increases Your Risks
• Early Detection
• Prevention
• Treatment
• Living with High Blood Pressure
• Recent Research

Cholesterol
• What is Cholesterol
• What Causes High Cholesterol
• What Increases Your Risks
• Cholesterol Testing
• Prevention
• Treatment
• Lifestyle Changes
• Recent Health News

Diabetes
• Living with Type I
• Living with Type II
• Pre-diabetes
• Children Living with Diabetes
• Diabetes Education
• Nutrition Counseling

Smoking
• Smoking and Heart Disease
• Quitting Tobacco Use
• Benefits of Quitting
• Quitting Smoking Improves Quality of Life
• Smoking Cessation Classes

Obesity
• What is obesity?
• Causes of obesity
• Health Concerns
• Weight Loss and Management Program
• Eat Well
• Surgical Weight Loss Program
• Nutrition Counseling

Lack of Physical Activity
• Exercise is Important in Preventing Heart Disease
• Nothing Beats Moderate Exercise for Weight Loss and Good Health
• Exercise and Fitness

Health Screenings
• Blood Pressure
• Cholesterol
• Cardiovascular/Varicose Veins/Full Cardiac Risk Assessment

Events
• Dining with Docs Lecture
• Simply Red
• Walk the Rock

Support Groups
• Heart Club
• Stroke Club
• Bariatric Surgery Support Groups and Information Sessions
• Diabetes Support Groups

Cardiovascular Services at Upper Chesapeake Health
• Diagnostic Services
• 64-slice CT Scanner
• Cardiac Catheterization Lab
• Cardiac Rehabilitation Phase II and Phase III
• CTA-Calcium Scoring Tests
• Vascular Services
• Bariatric Surgery
• Diabetes Center – Opening in Fall 2008
• Primary Stroke Centers

Resources
• Upper Chesapeake Health
• American Heart Association
• National Heart Lung and Blood Institute
• American Diabetes Association
• American Dietetic Association
• American College of Cardiology
• Food and Nutrition Information Center