As COVID-19 began rocking the planet, Jonathan Loteck’s world was being shaken by news unrelated to the novel coronavirus. Jonathan was diagnosed with cancer, and then a second serious medical condition. The 27-year-old metal fabricator from Millville would need two surgeries and chemotherapy to eradicate the cancer. And as his treatments were wrapping up in June, a new medical concern was discovered — an abdominal hernia had formed between his rib cage and belly button.Read More
Poor vascular health can lead to a long list of serious health conditions. Spirit of Women hosted a virtual event emphasizing the importance of vascular screenings.
Did you know?
- Risk factors for peripheral artery disease (PAD) include smoking, diabetes, obesity, high blood pressure and family history of heart disease, stroke or PAD.
- For those without these risk factors, vascular screenings should begin around age 65. Those with risk factors should be screened around the age of 50 or earlier.
- Vascular disease can be prevented. Smoking cessation, proper nutrition, exercise and maintaining a healthy weight can improve your vascular health.