|September is Cholesterol Awareness Month
Approximately one in every six adults - 16.3% of the U.S. adult population - has high total cholesterol. Fortunately, HAP has many resources to help you manage your cholesterol.
HAP's CareTrack™ program can help you manage your high cholesterol and understand your risk for other cardiovascular conditions like high blood pressure and heart failure. The program is free to members and offers access to interactive tools, a cholesterol library and support from a nurse health coach to keep you on track.
Did you know that raising your HDL, or “good” cholesterol is just as important as lowering your LDL, or “bad” cholesterol? Find out why, and learn other tips about heart health in the Coronary Artery Disease (CAD) edition of HAP’s Health Chronicle newsletter.
|Life's Simple 7
Controlling cholesterol is one of the most important steps in keeping your heart healthy, and it's not as difficult as you may think! Learn more about "Life's Simple 7™" a series of easy to follow steps to heart health developed by the American Heart Association.
People with high cholesterol may be prescribed medicine such as statins. It is important to take medicine as directed to improve your health and lower the risk for future problems. If you have barriers that prevent you from taking medication properly, check out these tips to overcome them.