LiveWell JOCO Blog

Stay informed with regular updates from the LiveWell Johnson County Blog, including tips for chronic disease prevention, healthy food inspiration, and news from the neighborhood.

4 Steps to Help Lower Your Cholesterol

Your heart keeps you ticking and we all want to know what we can do to keep our hearts healthy. One thing that effects our heart’s health is high cholesterol. Nearly 1 in 3 U.S. adults has high cholesterol, according…... read more

E-Cigarettes and Your Heart

We all know the risks of smoking conventional cigarettes and the effects on our health but what do we know about the risks of electronic cigarettes (e-cigarettes)? E-cigarettes entered the American market in 2007 so this is fairly new product.…...

Heart Disease: What Can You Do To Prevent It?

Heart disease doesn’t happen just to older adults. It is happening to younger adults more and more often. This is partly because the conditions that lead to heart disease are happening at younger ages. February is Heart Month, the perfect…...

Chronic Disease Self-Management

Do you suffer from a chronic disease such as arthritis, diabetes, cancer, COPD, stroke or any ongoing health concern? If so, you are not alone. In fact, 145 million Americans suffer from some type of chronic disease. Johnson County Department…...

Diabetes Prevention Program Classes Starting Now!

As the New Year dawns, you may thinking about how to lose a few pounds. What you may not be thinking about is prediabetes, a serious health condition that increases one’s risk for developing type 2 diabetes, heart disease and…...

Make Your New Year Goals SMART

If You Are Making Any New Year Goals, Make Them S.M.A.R.T Studies show that more than 75 percent of people who make New Year goals or resolutions only keep them for a few weeks. One reason they don’t keep them…... read more

6 Healthy Holiday Tips

6 Healthy Holiday Tips    Avoid overeating. Food is often the major theme at holiday parties so here are a few things to keep in mind for your parties. Go easy on appetizers, meats, desserts, cream sauces and fill your plate…...

Diabetes Prevention Program Classes Starting in January

Diabetes Prevention Program Classes Starting In January   As the New Year dawns, you may thinking about how to lose a few pounds. What you may not be thinking about is prediabetes, a serious health condition that increases one’s risk…...

Tobacco 21 Efforts in Kansas City

Tobacco 21 Efforts in Kansas City   The Kansas City metro area is a leader in the efforts to reduce teen vaping and tobacco use through Tobacco 21 policies. Since, 2015 more than 28 jurisdictions in the Kansas City area…...

Vaping: What You Need To know

What Is Vaping?   You’ve seen it in convenient stores, you’ve heard it helps you quit smoking, you may even have children in school who tell you “everyone’s doing it!” But what is vaping? Vaping is the method of using…...

Great American Smokeout

Great American Smokeout Thursday, November 15 is the American Cancer Society’s Great American Smokeout.  This annual observance encourages tobacco and e-cigarette users to quit for a day – in hopes of quitting for life.   Tools to Help You Quit…... read more

Pharmer’s Markets Begin June 16!

Pharmer's Markets   Customers most often interact with their pharmacist in the few minutes it takes to pick up their prescription. Rarely do they engage pharmacists in conversations about chronic health conditions or ask questions about how they can better…...

DASH Diet

DASH Diet   The DASH diet (Dietary Approaches to Stop Hypertension) has been ranked one of the top diets for the past 9 years by US News & World Report. The DASH diet plan was developed in 1992 to see if…...

Check Out Books and Your Blood Pressure

Check Out Books and Your Blood Pressure February is American Heart Month and Library Lovers Month. Did you know you can celebrate both of these at the Johnson County Central Resource Library? LiveWell Johnson County, the Johnson County Department of…...

New Blood Pressure Guidelines

New Blood Pressure Guidelines In November the American Heart Association and the American College of Cardiology released new blood pressure guidelines. The new recommendations set numerical categories and use new terminology. The new guidelines are: Normal: Under 120 over 80 Elevated:…...