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The Effects Of Sexual Health On Heart Health

Exploring the Intimate Link Between Women’s Sexual Health and Heart Health

There has been growing recognition of the interconnectedness between various aspects of women’s health. One particularly intriguing area of research that has emerged is the intricate relationship between women’s sexual health and their cardiovascular well-being.

The Health Benefits Of A Dry Or Damp January

Embracing Dry or Damp January

As we ring in the New Year, the traditional talk of “Dry January” starts popping up in the media and casual conversation. The concept of abstaining from alcohol for a period, often after a season

Meet Monika Jacobson, RDN

Introducing Monika Jacobson: Our new Director of Lifestyle Health

We could not be more thrilled to welcome our newest team member, Monika Jacobson, to The Prevention Center and Bale Doneen family! Monika, a Registered Dietitian Nutritionist (RDN) by training, joined our team in November

Knowing Complexities of LDL Cholesterol And Its Effects On Health

Lipoprotein(a): New kid on the block, or a well-known foe?

Our commitment to comprehensive cardiovascular care has been steadfast for more than 20 years; this includes evidence-based genetic testing. One genetic test garnering recent public attention is lipoprotein(a), an inherited lipid disorder affecting around 23%

Its been shown that many high performing athletes compete despite having type 1 diabetes and many succeed in large events!

Our own Brea Seaburg runs NY Marathon, despite having Type 1 Diabetes

Please read this story from The Spokesman-Review about Prevention Center for Heart & Brain Health nurse practitioner Brea Seaburg, who recently ran the New York Marathon! As Brea said: “I don’t want to be defined

Uncover the role of community in health. Learn about the importance of community for enhancing well-being.

Lessons from the Blue Zones: The Vital Role of Community

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Lifestyle, Nutrition, & Recipes

Homemade pesto is full of heart healthy fats.

Garden Fresh Pesto

Making homemade pesto from fresh basil in the garden is one of our favorite activities in the summer months. This recipe can be modified with various greens such as kale, radish tops, carrot tops or

Gardening is good for your health.

The Benefits of Gardening: Cultivating Health and Beauty

In our fast-paced world where stress and lifestyle related diseases seem to lurk around every corner, the humble act of working in one’s garden can offer a sanctuary of health and well-being. Along with the

Pink Beet Hummas

Pink Beet Hummus

This hummus is loaded with healthy fats, high-protein and cholesterol-lowering fiber — and is easy to make! Pair it with cut veggies or gluten-free crackers for a satiating snack on the go. Directions: In a

Discover a delicious and nutritious green smoothie recipe that will satisfy your taste buds and boost your health. Try it today!

Monika’s favorite Green Smoothie

In a blender cup, add: 1 large handful of spinach, kale or mixed smoothie greens ½ banana, frozen ½ cup frozen mango chunks 1 tablespoon almond butter ¼ cup collagen powder (20 grams protein!) ½

Protein Plate

Protein: How much do you really need?

By Monika Jacobson, RDNDirector of Lifestyle Health One of the most frequent questions I hear from patients is, “How much protein do I need?” Many people have heard conflicting and confusing recommendations related to protein

Natural Aphrodisiacs With Balsamic Chicken And Figs

Natural Aphrodisiacs: Balsamic Chicken with Figs

In the spirit of February and Valentine’s Day we are focusing on aphrodisiac foods! Do they really work to increase libido and help “set the mood?” When looking at the nutritional content of proclaimed aphrodisiacs,