Uterine Fibroids: Signs and Symptoms

Uterine fibroids are common, with more than 200,000 new cases in the US each year. These noncancerous growths occur in the muscle cells of the uterus, don’t spread to other areas of the body, typically aren’t dangerous, and often appear during childbearing years.

While in many cases uterine fibroids don’t require treatment, it is still important to be aware of the signs and symptoms. The symptoms experienced can be affected by the location, size, and number of fibroids.

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Impact of High Cholesterol on Vascular Health

Did you know that September is National Cholesterol Education Month? It’s a great time to have your cholesterol levels checked and learn more about the effects high cholesterol can have on your body.

According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), “More than 102 million American Adults (20 years or older) have total cholesterol levels at or above 200 mg/dL, which is above healthy levels. More than 35 million of these people have levels of 240 mg/dL or higher, which puts them at high risk for heart disease.” 

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