Millions of Americans experience high blood pressure (hypertension) every year — and surprisingly, many don’t even know they have the condition. Because high blood pressure raises your risk for heart attack or stroke, not knowing your blood pressure is elevated can put your life at risk. If you don’t know your numbers, it’s important you talk with your primary care doctor about your blood pressure at your next appointment. A better understanding of your numbers and potential risk for hypertension can help Disney Cast Members and Employees chart a plan for healthy living and reduce risk for heart disease.
Do You Have High Blood Pressure and Not Know It?
Millions of Americans experience high blood pressure (hypertension) every year — and surprisingly, many don’t even know they have the condition. Because high blood pressure...
5 Things Your Primary Care Provider Can Treat
Your primary care provider (PCP) is your go-to for annual physicals and sick visits — but they can also provide comprehensive care well beyond annual...
Mental Health in Black Communities
The stigma that still surrounds mental health conditions prevents many individuals from seeking help when they need it most. When one is part of a...
5 Simple Health Goals To Help You Feel Whole Next Year
The new year always brings a new opportunity for change, and these past two years more than possibly ever before, many Disney Cast Members and...
Anxiety in Kids: Signs, Symptoms and How You Can Help
Most of us are familiar with the anxiety that arises during the holidays. It’s a joyous time of connection for Disney Cast Members and Employees with their family and friends. But it can also mean busier schedules and higher expectations. When we strive for magazine-perfect pictures and moments, we may also experience unwanted stress. Anxiety is a given for adults this time of year and we know the signs, but what about our kids? Anxiety in children is common, but many of our little ones are suffering in silence. We’re here to help you with information on things your kids might be anxious about, symptoms of anxiety in children and how you can help them.
Most Common Holiday Mishaps and How to Avoid Them
As the old saying goes, “It’s the most wonderful time of year.” No matter how you and your family celebrate the holidays, the season is likely chock full of fun activities. But amidst all the smiles and laughter, a few dangers lurk. In fact, you may be surprised to learn that the weeks from November to January are among the busiest for injuries. This holiday season, keep your family safe, healthy, and happy with these tips for avoiding some of the most common holiday mishaps.
How Does Caffeine Affect Your Heart?
You wake up and brew yourself a pot of coffee. As you sit to read the morning news, you start sipping, getting ready to start the day. Later in the afternoon, you feel the post-lunch slump, so you drive to the nearest coffee shop for a pick-me-up espresso or latte. But have you ever wondered how the caffeine in all this coffee affects your body — more specifically, your heart? Let’s break it down.
Type 1 vs. Type 2 Diabetes
About 34 million Americans are living with diabetes. That means there’s a high likelihood you, or someone you know, has it. Diabetes occurs when your body is unable to take up sugar (glucose) into its cells and use it for energy, resulting in a buildup of extra sugar in your bloodstream. Uncontrolled diabetes can cause numerous problems for your body’s organs and tissues — including your heart, kidneys, eyes and nerves. There are two main types of diabetes: type 1 and type 2. We’ll walk you through the key differences between type 1 and type 2 diabetes and look at treatment options for you or a loved one.