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What you should know about the coronavirus

As the coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) dominates news headlines, it’s natural to feel afraid or anxious. The situation is rapidly changing and the healthcare community is still learning how coronavirus spreads, how severe it is, who is most at risk and how it will affect our communities. On behalf of Higi, we want to help […]

The 10 steps for healthy aging you need to know

Researchers don’t yet fully understand what causes Alzheimer’s disease in most people. Even so, there are certain lifestyle habits that experts recommend to help keep our bodies and brains healthy as we age.    Here are ten steps for healthy aging that are recommended by the Alzheimer’s Foundation of America (AFA): Eat a balanced diet. Try to eat plenty of healthy fats, fruits and vegetables and avoid processed foods. Generally, foods that are […]

Have you heard of gestational diabetes?

Many of us haven’t heard of gestational diabetes, a lesser known but fairly common type of diabetes. Gestational diabetes develops during pregnancy in women who didn’t already have diabetes.1 According to the American Diabetes Association, nearly 10 percent of pregnancies in the US are affected by gestational diabetes every year.2 Gestational diabetes starts when a […]

Daily aspirin therapy no longer recommended for those without a history or heart attack or stroke

According to a recent AARP article, the American Heart Association no longer recommends that adults who have not had a heart attack or stroke take a low-dose aspirin a day to prevent one from occurring.  This new advice is based on recent research showing that the risks of taking aspirin on a daily basis can […]

What binge-drinking can do to your heart’s health

A new study conducted in Russia shows that binge-drinking and heavy alcohol use can damage the structure and function of the heart. A lead researcher on the study shares that, even if symptoms don’t appear straight away, heavy drinking can significantly increase a person’s risk of heart problems, like heart disease and stroke, in the […]

US cancer rates drop, but obesity remains a risk

A recent article in The New York Times shared some rare positive news about cancer death rates: between 2016-2017, the cancer death rate in the United States decreased by 2.2 percent. Since 1991, the rate has dropped 29 percent, with 2.9 million fewer cancer deaths. The drop in cancer deaths is due to multiple reasons, including […]