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The Mental Health Effects of Stroke: A Guide for Survivors and Caregivers

Surviving a stroke can have a major impact on one’s physical, emotional, and psychological health. This is significant for stroke survivors as well as the people around them, offering support and care. While many people associate strokes with physical disabilities, it’s essential not to overlook the emotional and psychological effects as well. This article aims to shed light on the mental health effects of having a stroke and how stroke survivors and caregivers can promote recovery and improve overall well-being.

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The Heart of a Mother: Prioritizing Health This Mother’s Day

As Mother’s Day approaches, we are all reminded just how important mothers are to the joy and well-being of families, communities, and the world, and rightly so! Moms tend to prioritize the needs of their loved ones before their own, but it’s essential to remember that taking care of themselves is just as important as taking care of others. In addition, mothers can enhance their quality of life by prioritizing their health, especially their heart health. This article focuses on why hypertension is an essential issue that mothers should pay attention to and how to take the necessary steps to manage it.

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Healthy Hearts Webinar Series:06 Heart & Diabetes

Velma Glover, RN, and Idongesit Obeya, RN, discuss the importance of understanding how diabetes can affect your health, the link between diabetes and heart disease, how to take charge of your health to reduce your risk, and how to join the Know Diabetes by Heart Initiative. —concluded by a Quiz facilitated by Velma and Idongesit. After watching this webinar, you will better grasp what diabetes is and how to manage it.

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Healthy Hearts Webinar Series: 05 – Salt and Cardiovascular Risk

Velma Glover, RN, and Idongesit Obeya, RN, discuss the importance of understanding how diabetes can affect your health, the link between diabetes and heart disease, how to take charge of your health to reduce your risk, and how to join the Know Diabetes by Heart Initiative. —concluded by a Quiz facilitated by Velma and Idongesit. After watching this webinar, you will better grasp what diabetes is and how to manage it.

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Healthy Hearts Webinar Series: 04 – Eating Heart Healthy

Velma Glover, RN, and Idongesit Obeya, RN, discuss the importance of understanding how diabetes can affect your health, the link between diabetes and heart disease, how to take charge of your health to reduce your risk, and how to join the Know Diabetes by Heart Initiative. —concluded by a Quiz facilitated by Velma and Idongesit. After watching this webinar, you will better grasp what diabetes is and how to manage it.

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Healthy Hearts Webinar Series: 03 Warning Signs of a Heart Attack

Stephanie Morales begins the webinar by introducing Bouba and the Heart of a Giant nurses -Maria Dalomba, Shirline Luxcin Jean, and Velma Glover. Maria and Shirlines how and discuss the causes and symptoms of a heart attack, what to do if you suspect someone is having a heart attack and the distinctions between a heart attack and cardiac arrest. Q&A with Stephanie, Maria, Shirline, and Velma followed. After viewing this webinar, you will have a clear understanding of what a heart attack is and what to do if you detect signs of a heart attack or cardiac arrest.

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Healthy Hearts Webinar Series: 01 High Blood Pressure

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Bouba talks alongside Idongesit Obeye she is an RN, BSN, MSN-prepared nurse with licensure in New York, New Jersey, and Massachusett, about blood pressure and the normal range for blood pressure numbers, how High Blood Pressure (Hypertension) can impact your health, and what you can do to help control blood pressure —concluded by Q&A Idongesit, and fellow Heart of a Giant Nurses, Maria Dalomba and Velma Glover. After watching this webinar, you will learn how to prevent and manage High Blood Pressure.

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