Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School Of Public Health

The heart plays a vital role in keeping the body alive. Every day, or so it seems, new research shows that some aspect of lifestyle – physical activity, diet, alcohol consumption, and so on – affects health and longevity. Health care programs operate on the good faith and honesty of health care providers. Feeling capable and efficient ; being able to handle normal levels of stress , have good friends and family, and lead an independent life; and being able to “bounce back,” or recover from hardships, are all signs of mental health.

Change is an important part of living with heart disease or trying to prevent it. A jump in blood pressure or cholesterol earns you a lecture on healthy lifestyle changes. The next option (if you currently have a job which provides health insurance) is COBRA or Consolidated Omnibus Budget Reconciliation Act.

If you are concerned about your …

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