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Family History of Heart Disease Benefits from Preventive Care

06/01/19

  11:14:00 am, by MedBen5   , 158 words,  
Categories: Wellness, Heart, Preventive care, Primary care, MedBen WellLiving

Family History of Heart Disease Benefits from Preventive Care

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Coronary artery disease kills over 370,000 Americans every year, so it’s not surprising that many individuals have a family history of the disease… and it’s one reason why MedBen WellLiving promotes the importance of preventive care.

“You are at increased risk if you have a parent or sibling with a history of heart disease before age 55 for males or 65 for females,” says cardiologist Sapna Legha, MD of the Cleveland Clinic. She adds that proper diet, exercise and regular blood pressure and cholesterol tests can help protect the heart.

MedBen WellLiving encourages all plan members to get wellness exams and screenings from their family doctor, to increase health awareness and prevent future complications from unmanaged conditions. Those without a family history of disease will also benefit greatly from building a doctor-patient relationship.

Visiting your family doctor regularly is a simple and effective way to reduce disease risk. For more information about MedBen WellLiving, contact our Marketing Department at 888-627-8683 or bfargus@medben.com.

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