White-Coat Hypertension: High Blood Pressure only at the Doctor’s office

Known as white-coat hypertension, this common condition may raise heart risks if left untreated. Medical appointments make most people feel at least a little bit anxious. But for some, that stress may trigger a temporary rise in blood pressure. If their blood pressure is normal at home and in other nonmedical settings, they have what’s […]

Could This Popular Drink Lower Your BP reading?

Resveratrol in Drinks like Red Wine HIGH blood pressure could be lowered by a molecule in a certain popular beverage, a new study has claimed. Should those with the condition try to lower their bp reading by enjoying the drink? High blood pressure could be lowered by red wine, a recent study published in the […]

High blood pressure warning: The sign in your eyes

What is High Blood Pressure Exactly? High blood pressure (HBP) is caused by narrowing blood vessels making the heart work harder to pump through the vessels. This increased workload causes a spike in bp readings, placing a strain on vital organs – and there is a sign in the eyes that could indicate someone has […]

SMART Health Goals: How to Achieve Success

Goal setting is a great tool for anyone looking to improve their health. Of course goals are vital for evaluating progress, but they have other benefits too. According to Harvard University, setting goals not only increases achievement, but improves motivation too. Research also shows that having a goal can help increase persistence, and make you […]

Superfoods: Health Heroes That Go Above and Beyond

What’s so super about superfoods? They may not sport a mask and cape, but these foods pack a powerful punch when it comes to protecting your health! While the superfoods label isn’t really a scientific term, research does support that nutrient-dense foods like kale, blueberries, and salmon are very helpful for our health and well-being. […]

Good Fats vs. Bad Fats: What You Need to Know

Are Fats Good or Not? Meet the Fat Family. Fats have a bad reputation. It’s the villain in all of our health woes, from heart disease to weight gain. But like most things in life, the story isn’t black and white. There’s definitely more than one side to it. Fat is a rich source of […]

Why You Should Track Your Health

Health Education Promotes Healthier Behavior What exactly is health education, you’re wondering? Health education promotes health, wellness, and disease prevention through voluntary behavioral changes – such as adopting a healthy diet, engaging in daily physical activity, managing stress effectively, and establishing healthy sleep habits. By focusing on prevention and behavior changes, it dramatically cuts down […]

4 Healthy Living Myths…Busted

Healthy living myths abound on the internet, and it’s not surprising given the speed at which scientific studies are published. One week protein is the healthiest food group, the next week it’s reported to cause cancer. In our fast-paced world, it can be hard to keep up with what’s a fact, and what’s fiction. So […]

Love The Summer Heats? Don’t Let It Get To Your Heart

With July slated as Earth’s hottest month ever recorded (yes, in history!), temperatures are showing no signs of slowing down, even as we approach the end of the summer. Running, biking, tennis, and hiking are great ways to keep your heart healthy, but it’s important to adjust your approach to physical activity during the hot summer […]

4 Heart-Healthy Activities For The Family This Summer

We’re a month away from the September Equinox, signaling the end of summer and the beginning of fall. But most of us are still in the thick of the summer – unless you’re like us in the Bay Area, where summer doesn’t really start until Fall 😉  Keeping your kids (or grandkids) entertained throughout the summer […]

Road To Recovery: Beating Heart Failure And Coming Out On Top

We’re back with Part 2 of Suzanne’s truly inspiring story, focusing on her recovery after her heart episode. For those readers just joining us, learn more about Suzanne’s story here. MOCACARE: What have you had to change about your lifestyle after your open-heart surgery? Suzanne: Around June of last year, I finally reached total clarity and […]

Life Fighter & Heart Failure, Triple-Bypass Survivor

Continuing our Heart-to-Heart series — a conversation that tells the stories of those living with heart disease — today, we are so excited to bring you the incredibly inspiring story of Suzanne, an accomplished artist, world traveler, hospitality professional, and women’s health advocate who has regained full control of her health after surviving both Congestive […]

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