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14 02, 2022

Ten Things About the Heart that All Americans Should Know

2022-02-14T12:33:24-05:00February 14th, 2022|Categories: Health, heart disease, heart health|Tags: , , , , , , , , |

There couldn’t be a better month than February to celebrate Heart Health Month although too many of us take this important organ for granted. We’ll give gift of hearts on Valentine’s Day but ignore our own heart health and how it affects us and our loved ones.  So, why not use this February as the starting point for taking care of your heart all year long?  FirstLantic can help you get started.  Take our quiz below and get the facts. Answers are below the quiz but don’t peak! Heart disease is the leading cause of death for men, women, and people of most racial and ethnic groups in the United States. True or False How many people die from heart disease within the U.S. each year? a. 50,000 [...]

14 09, 2021

What is bad cholesterol and why does it matter?

2021-09-14T16:40:24-04:00September 14th, 2021|Categories: Cooking, Diet, Fitness, Health|Tags: , , |

We have all heard that having a high cholesterol score is not good for our health.  But you may not know what good and bad Cholesterol is, why it matters and what to do about it if you are in an unhealthy range.  So, in support of National Cholesterol Education Month, FirstLantic wants to do our part to educate on the risks of high Cholesterol and provide some simple steps to get you back on the path to health.  High Cholesterol is a huge problem that affects 102 million Americans over the age of 20.  It can be caused by an unhealthy diet, lack of exercise, and exacerbated by smoking.   What is Cholesterol exactly?   Cholesterol is a waxy type of fat or lipid [...]

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