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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 […]

Health lessons from the world’s longest-living populations

Reflecting on the first month of 2020, some of our new year’s resolutions may be in full-swing – while others may have already been forgotten about. Often, the most difficult resolutions to keep up are those that are based on the latest health fads, like starting a brand new diet or exercise routine that promises […]

Strengthening the case against ultra-processed foods

If avoiding ultra-processed foods is on your list of resolutions for the new year, you’re ahead of the game in taking care of your health. According to the researchers behind a new study published in JAMA Internal Medicine, theirs is the first to find an association between ultra-processed foods and type 2 diabetes risk. The […]

This Annual Enrollment Period, pay attention to your Medicare options

Have you reviewed your Medicare insurance options this year? Every year, Medicare’s Annual Election Period (AEP) takes place between October 15 and December 7. Aside from special exceptions, this is the only time you have to sign up for, change, or disenroll from Medicare Advantage (also known as Medicare Part C) or Medicare Prescription Drug […]

Coming soon: Learn your diabetes risk at a Higi Health Station!

Beginning this Diabetes Awareness Month, in support of the American Diabetes Association’s mission, Higi is introducing a free and convenient on-station risk test for type 2 diabetes.    We are delighted to announce that, in partnership with the American Diabetes Association, Higi is introducing the Diabetes Risk Test, a brand-new service that will be available at 10,000 retail locations nationwide. Just like you’re able to check […]

We’ve heard that high blood pressure is a culprit for dementia – but what about low blood pressure?

We’ve heard that high blood pressure is a culprit for dementia – but what about low blood pressure?

Researchers have known for years that high blood pressure can damage small blood vessels in the brain, affecting the parts that are responsible for thinking and memory.[1] More recently, the link between low blood pressure and dementia has come into question. Low blood pressure is associated with a reduced flow of blood to the brain, […]