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Tips for kids with high cholesterol

You may think only “old” people have high cholesterol.  This is not the case — even kids can have high cholesterol. 

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Talk with your doctor about your heart!

Use these tips to get ready for your next doctor visit.

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Life is a treasure. Control your blood pressure

Did you know that high blood pressure  is a problem among Latinos? One in five Latinos has high blood pressure. Only one in five Latinos with high blood pressure has it under control.

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Healthy hearts, healthy homes: Protect your heart against diabetes

Did you know that type 2 diabetes is a serious problem for Latino families? It affects men, women, and children. Nearly 1 in 10 adult Latinos has diabetes. One in four Latinos ages 35 and older with diabetes also has heart disease.

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High blood pressure, the silent killer

Blood pressure is the force on artery walls as blood moves through the body. Normal blood pressure is lower than 120/80, but it goes up and down naturally during the day. Blood pressure that stays high over time is called high blood pressure or hypertension. It usually has no symptoms and many people don’t know they have it.   

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