The term Substance Use Disorder is also known as drug addiction. This is a medical condition that occurs when a person uses alcohol or drugs repeatedly. Addiction causes problems with functioning normally at work, school or home and can result in death.
Depression is a condition that makes you feel sad, empty and hopeless for two weeks or longer. It also can make you tired in the day and unable to sleep at night. You might even lose interest in your normal activities with family, school, work and social activities.
Without a doubt you can say life on planet Earth these days is far from “normal”. The constant stress from the outbreak of an unknown and potentially deadly disease called COVID-19 has modified the entire world’s way of living.
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.
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.