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Weight is a Modifiable Stroke Risk

When temperatures drop sharply, the incidence of ischemic stroke significantly increases. This winter has produced frequent periods of freezing and sub-freezing temperatures across the country. In addition to power outages and dangerous road conditions, cold weather can bring serious health…

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What Are the Risks of Obesity & Cardiomyopathy?

Cardiomyopathy is exacerbated by obesity, and patients with severe obesity are at high risk. Cardiomyopathy, a disease of the heart muscle, reduces the heart’s ability to pump blood well and can lead to heart failure. This is exacerbated by obesity,…

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How Can People with Obesity Reduce Their COVID Risk?

Immunocompromised groups, including people with obesity, continue to have poor outcomes related to coronavirus. As we enter the third year of the COVID-19 pandemic, vaccinations and other precautions have been effective in reducing hospitalizations and deaths resulting from the disease.…

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