February is National Heart Month

Heart disease is the leading cause of death in the United States, but there’s a lot you can do to prevent it. Healthy habits like getting enough physical activity, keep a healthy weight, choosing healthy foods and drinks, and not smoking are all good for your heart.

If you have high cholesterol, high blood pressure or diabetes, you can lower your risk for heart disease by taking charge of your medical conditions. Make sure you get your cholesterol levels and blood pressure checked regularly and if you have diabetes, monitor your blood sugar levels carefully. If you take medication for any condition, always follow your health care provider’s instructions and ask questions if you don’t understand something.

You and your health care team can work together to prevent or treat the medical conditions that lead to heart disease. At One Community Health, you’ll have a health care team committed to you and your family’s good health, including primary care providers, nutritionists, a full-service pharmacy, vision services and dental care.

Learn more about all of our comprehensive services and how to become a patient by calling 916 443-3299.

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