Entries by Han Wong

Sleep & Heart Health

Sleep is sometimes treated as a luxury, but when it comes to keeping you and your heart healthy, it is very much a necessity. Here are just a few of the reasons you should make catching enough ZZZs a part of your routine.

Knowing Your Heart History

There’s a basic human instinct to know where we come from. With new technology, like genetic testing kits, we can easily find out more than ever before.

This fascination with knowing our family history can have a real impact on your life and health in the present. It turns out that those lengthy family history questionnaires at the doctor’s office really have value. When it comes to knowing your own risk for developing heart related health issues, it’s all in the family – literally.

Hypertension and Pregnancy

Whether you’re already expecting or want to be soon, pregnancy puts a lot on your to-do list. From doctor’s appointments to nursery prep – there’s a lot to keep track of.

But make sure that monitoring your blood pressure is at the top of that list!  Whether you’ve struggled with hypertension (high blood pressure) previously or not, pregnancy can have a big impact on your blood pressure.

Better Heart Health Together

There may not be an I in team, but there are plenty of health benefits in team sports. Humans are a gregarious bunch, so it should come as no surprise that we get more out of exercise when we do it as a group.

Family Heart Health

When it comes to heart health, you’re never too young or too old to start making healthier choices. Making these changes as a family can help to create good habits early and lead to healthier lifestyle choices later on in life.

Marijuana and Heart Health

Not too long ago, marijuana as a part of healthcare wasn’t just unbelievable, it was illegal. As marijuana (or cannabis) has been gradually legalized in different states, public opinion has shifted, and its use is being increasingly tolerated across a variety of communities.