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We’ve come to a time when COVID-19 has become our biggest fear, after recent personal events and losing my Grandmother to what we assumed was COVID-19. I’ve realized that we must not forget the rest of our bodies.

While my Grandmother was seventy-seven, her cause of death was atherosclerotic cardiovascular disease. According to WEBMD, “atherosclerosis is a hardening and narrowing of your arteries caused by cholesterol plaques lining the artery over time. It can put blood flow at risk as your arteries become blocked.”

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Many Doctors have noticed the decline of regular physical exams due to cost and /or the fear of the pandemic. This has caused a lot of people to get sick and pass away, not always from COVID-19, but other conditions that your doctor would normally check on or notice.

Take the time to make your appointments, wear your mask, come home wash your clothes, and take a shower. These are just a few tips that have helped my family along the way to prevent contracting the virus. Please be safe.

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