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(L-R) Director, Stephanie Soechtig, Laurie David, Katie Couric and Dr. Mark Hyman attend the 'Fed Up' press conference at Regency Hotel on May 1, 2014 in New York City. (Credit: Rob Kim/Getty Images)

One Night Showing Of ‘Fed Up’ Documentary In Bucks County

Medical professionals in Bucks County say the film has a compelling message designed to get people to look at food labels and how much sugar they consume and make better choices when they go shopping.

09/21/2014

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Barbershop Blood Pressure Checks May Save Lives

Health workers trained barbers in 14 barbershops located in African-American neighborhoods deeply affected by heart disease to take their patrons’ blood pressures.

07/29/2014

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Pre-Hypertension Increases Risk Of Stroke

A study of people with blood pressure higher than 120/80 but lower than 140/90 found they were 66% more likely to develop a stroke than people who had normal blood pressure.

03/20/2014

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Peripheral Artery Disease

It is estimated that 8 to 12 million people in the US have peripheral artery disease, yet most people are not even certain of what peripheral artery disease is.

12/02/2013

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Metabolic Syndrome Indicates Risk

Metabolic syndrome signals someone is at greater risk for heart disease and other problems. Get checked.

08/16/2013

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Mediterranean Diet May Reduce Alzheimer’s Risk

A study out of Columbia University found those who followed the Mediterranean diet had a 68% reduction in developing Alzheimer’s.

07/18/2013

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Benefits Of Dog Ownership

There are many reasons to love your dog and here’s yet another. Sharing your life with your lovable four-legged companion can actually improve your health.

06/04/2013

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Watch The Salt

There are definite advantages to keeping your salt intake under control.

05/21/2013

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Local Researchers Testing Procedure For People With High Blood Pressure

Local researchers are testing a procedure for people with hard to treat hypertension.

02/10/2013

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Women At High Risk For Heart Disease

Most people don’t know that heart disease is the number one killer of women and high blood pressure left untreated increases the risk.

12/28/2012

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African Americans At Higher Risk Of Stroke

A new study has looked at different ethnic groups and the link between high blood pressure and stroke. There is a very disturbing finding.

12/20/2012

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Medical Testing

There are two types of tests that doctors can order to either screen for conditions or diagnose a problem or illness.

12/17/2012

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Hypothyroidism

We don’t talk about hypothyroidism that much but it is relatively common and very important to know if you have the condition.

09/19/2012

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Sleep Apnea May Cause More Than Snoring

Recent studies have linked sleep apnea to elevations in blood pressure as well as cardiovascular issues.

09/04/2012

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Salt Is A Killer

According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, heart disease is the number one cause of death in the world and salt can play a key role.

06/22/2012

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