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.

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…... read more

DASH Diet

DASH Diet The DASH diet (Dietary Approaches to Stop Hypertension) has been ranked “best diet for 8th year in a row” by US News & World Report. The DASH diet plan was developed to lower blood pressure without medication. The…...

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:…...

Move More in 2018 to Prevent Type 2 Diabetes

Protect Yourself From Type 2 Diabetes   How do you protect yourself from type 2 diabetes and all of its complications? The clear-cut answer is moving more throughout the day. Obesity is a risk factor for type 2 diabetes, but…...

You Can Prevent Type 2 Diabetes

Type 2 Diabetes A noted area vascular surgeon, Juan Carlos Correa, is taking on “a silent assassin.” It robs people of their lower legs, toes, feet or vision; fatally damages kidneys; tortures victims with chronic, intense, agonizing pain and burning;…... read more

Great American Smokeout

Great American Smokeout   Johnson County Department of Health and Environment (JCDHE) and Live Well Johnson County is encouraging all Johnson County residents to commit or recommit to healthy, tobacco-free lives by participating in the American Cancer Society Great American Smokeout on…...

World Diabetes Day

Today is World Diabetes Day. In 1991, the International Diabetes Federation (IDF) and the World Health Organization (WHO) worked together to establish the first official World Diabetes Day. Since then, people all over the world have used November 14th as…...

Walk to School on Wednesday!

Walk to School on Wednesday!   Set your alarm a few minutes early on Wednesday and join your neighbors for International Walk to School Day. At least 17 Johnson County schools—from Mission to Spring Hill—are registered with the National Center…...

The Dangers of Secondhand Smoke in Apartments and Condominiums

Dangers of Secondhand Smoke If you live in an apartment or condominium, cigarette smoke can easily seep into your home. It can sift in through the ventilation system or open windows. Or the space between the water pipes. Or even…...

Childhood Obesity Awareness Month

September is Childhood Obesity Awareness Month One in three children in the United States are overweight or obese. Childhood obesity puts kids at risk for health problems that were once seen only in adults, such as type 2 diabetes, high…... read more

Happy Hydrating! – Health Benefits of Water

  Health Benefits of Water   As hot summer turns into cooler fall and families settle back into a school routine, some of the habits we grew accustomed to may change. It's easy to remember to drink water during the…...

Power Up to Prevent Diabetes with a Power Salad

Power Up to Prevent Diabetes with a Power Salad The sun is out. The flowers are blooming. Spring is in the air. Check out LiveWell’s Power Salad and make a meal to match your mood! This salad is packed with…...

May is American Stroke Month

American Stroke Month May is American Stroke Month. Did you know each year about as many Americans have a stroke as a heart attack? The good news is, that about 80 percent of strokes are preventable. What Is A Stroke?…...

Olathe Ridgeview Hy-Vee Healthy Checkout

Healthy Checkout Do you or your kids ever grab an unhealthy, sugar-laden snack or drink as you wait in line at the grocery store? Even if your shopping cart is filled with healthy foods, checkout lanes often tempt you and…...