When Equality Health Care Team Nurse Rachel Jozaites first met Becky, a 36-year-old Native American woman with a history of alcohol abuse, Becky’s liver was failing. “She was so ill, I thought she was going to die,” Rachel said.
The nation has watched the 2019 novel coronavirus, known as COVID-19, make its way across the globe and disrupt health and financial systems along the way. Lately, these reports contain real-time statistics showing the pandemic’s rapid rise in our own neighborhoods.
As brick and mortar establishments alter daily operations to counter the COVID-19 pandemic, community-based organizations (CBOs) can continue to serve community members in need. LINQAZ, the statewide collaborative online referral network for CBOs and healthcare providers, is free to join and use.
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Heart disease, also known as coronary artery disease (CAD), happens when a buildup of plaque from fat and other substances makes your arteries grow narrower or clogs them. This makes it harder for blood and oxygen to reach the heart.
This means the pressure in your blood vessels is too high. This is dangerous. High blood pressure can cause stroke, heart attack and kidney failure. Most people cannot feel when their blood pressure is high.
To understand a little more about how your heart works, you can compare it to the engine of a car. The heart is the source of all movement generated in your body and similar to how an engine fuels a vehicle.
This month is the traditional time in countries around the world to celebrate sharing love. But the connection with hearts and love doesn’t stop on February 14. February is American Heart Month, and the whole month is dedicated to heart health awareness.
The Equality Health Walk-in Clinic and Bashas’ Food City celebrated American Heart Month with a healthy cooking event featuring Chef Chacón. The free event took place on Saturday, February 8 at 1 p.m. inside Food City located at 9020 W. Thomas Rd. in Phoenix. Watch the Healthy Heart Cooking Demo here.