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High Blood Pressure A Major Contributor To Health Problems

Thirty-five million people in the United States have high blood pressure, roughly about one half, are women, and according to the American Heart Association, they have certain characteristics that can be concerning.

08/26/2015

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High Blood Pressure Is A Chronic Health Problem

High blood pressure is a chronic health problem and it’s what we call a progressive disorder which means it gets worse over time if not controlled.

08/17/2015

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Health: Researchers Testing New Vaccine That Could Lower Blood Pressure

A new way to lower blood pressure might be on the horizon.

05/27/2015

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The Benefits Of Brown – Unpolished – Rice

Brown is the color of all rice before it goes through the entire process of polishing – a process that also strips it of most benefits.

04/28/2015

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Living With Atrial Fibrillation

It sounds frightening but many people with atrial fibrillation live long, active lives. Still, it shouldn’t be ignored.

04/15/2015

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Managing Hypertension Critical To Good Health

Hypertension is the most common chronic condition treated by family physicians – and with good reason.

02/12/2015

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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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