While the greeting card and flower industries offer the reminder this month to shower mom with affection, May also offers a couple of great opportunities for women to take stock of an aspect of their lives that often gets neglected in the act of being moms, grand-moms and significant others: their health.
April is National Stress Awareness Month, an initiative to increase awareness about the causes (and cures) of the modern day stress epidemic. And this is an initiative we seem to sorely need: according to recent studies, 52 percent of us feel stress has a detrimental effect on our health.
In November of last year, the American Heart Association (AHA), the American College of Cardiology and nine other groups recently redefined high blood pressure. The new parameters now reflect hypertension to be a reading of 130 over 80, down from 140 over 90. The change means that 46 percent of U.S. adults are now considered hypertensive – and the term “pre-hypertensive” is now a thing of the past.
We’re excited about launching this blog as it coincides with relaunching our A&D Medical website, with a bevy of new products and services to explore.