Health

23
Apr

Getting Blood Pressure Under Control

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High blood pressure is a major risk factor for heart disease and stroke, both of which are leading causes of death in the US. Nearly one-third of all American adults have high blood pressure and more than half of them don’t have it under control.*
 

Why is blood pressure control so important to health?

When your blood pressure is high:

  1. You are 4 times more likely to die from a stroke
  2. You are 3 times more likely to die from heart disease

Even blood pressure that is slightly high can put you at greater risk.

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Many people are surprised to learn what counts as a drink.
19
Apr

What Is a Standard Alcohol Drink?

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What does moderate drinking mean?

According to the Dietary Guidelines for Americans, moderate alcohol consumption is defined as having up to 1 drink per day for women and up to 2 drinks per day for men.

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02
Apr

5 Things You Didn't Know About Pistachios

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Move over, almonds and walnuts, there's a new superstar nut in town! ~ Pistachios, the creamy, buttery, heart-healthy nut

THE SKINNY NUTS

Clocking in at about 3 to 4 calories per nut, pistachios--a.k.a. "skinny nuts"--have fewer calories than just about any other nut. (Plus, studies have shown that if you eat pistachios in their shells, you will eat less overall; the act of shelling slows consumption, and the leftover shells serve as a visual cue to the eater to limit intake.)
 

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A Bit of Science on Happiness at Vail Ranch Pharmacy Temecula
15
Mar

A Bit of Science on Happiness

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Happiness comes in various forms and it has a different definition to different people. To help identify some of the biological and psychology factors behind happiness view the following infographic,  it points out the various factors that help contribute to our overall mood and emotions.

We’ll give you a hint as to what comes up on top! Exercise and Life Purpose.

A Bit of Science on Happiness at Vail Ranch Pharmacy

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11
Feb

Why Chocolate Is Actually Good For you!

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Polyphenols

There's a class of antioxidants inside cocoa called polyphenols. They lend chocolate a lot of its mood-enhancing ability--this is because, research suggests, they stimulate the same brain receptors that anxiety medications work on.

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What is HPV/Cervical Cancer?
27
Jan

What is HPV/Cervical Cancer?

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Human papillomavirus (HPV) is the name of a group of viruses that infect the skin. There are more than 100 different types of HPV. Some types of genital HPV may cause genital warts, while other types of genital HPV are linked to abnormal cell changes on the cervix (detected through Pap tests) that can lead to cervical cancer. However, this cancer can almost always be prevented through regular screening and, if needed, treatment of abnormal cell changes.

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23
Jan

Are You Getting Enough Sleep?

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Feel tired often? Insufficient sleep is associated with a number of chronic diseases and conditions. Sufficient sleep is increasingly being recognized as an essential aspect of chronic disease prevention and health promotion.

How you feel and perform during the day is related to how much sleep you get the night before. If sleepiness interferes with your daily activities, more sleep each night will improve the quality of your waking hours. Yet many adults report experiencing a sleeping problem one or more nights a week.

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18
Dec

Managing Your Diabetes During the Holidays

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Having diabetes shouldn't stop you from enjoying holiday celebrations. With some planning and a little work, you can stay healthy at holiday gatherings with friends and family.

Preparation is the most important step in managing diabetes during holiday travel and festivities. Know what you'll be eating, how to enjoy a few traditional favorites while sticking with a healthy meal plan, and you're ready to celebrate!

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Vail Ranch Pharmacy Pledges to Play 60
29
Nov

Vail Ranch Pharmacy Pledges to Play 60

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The Mission of NFL Play 60: To make the next generation of youth the most active and healthy.

In October 2007, the NFL launched NFL PLAY 60, a national youth health and fitness campaign focused on increasing the wellness of young fans by encouraging them to be active for at least 60 minutes a day.

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26
Nov

Blood Sugar Benefits of Sweet Potatoes

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Many people think about starchy root vegetables (potatoes, yams, sweet potatoes) as a food group that could not possibly be helpful for controlling their blood sugar. That's because many people realize that food starches can be converted by our digestive tract into simple sugars. If foods are especially concentrated in starch, there can often be a risk of too much simple sugar release in our digestive tract, the result in this situation would be an overly quick elevation of our blood sugar level.

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