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  1. Help Lower High Blood Pressure?

    Help Lower High Blood Pressure?
    If you suffer from high blood pressure , then you’ve likely made lowering your blood pressure a major priority in life. High blood pressure is very serious business and must be treated immediately, consistently and with great care. The reason for this is that high blood pressure can da...
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  2. Top Five Ways to Lower Your Risk of Heart Disease

    Top Five Ways to Lower Your Risk of Heart Disease
    Heart disease has become one of the world’s leading health concerns, and the problem is growing with shocking speed. As the obesity epidemic has gone global, the same holds true for two other killers in the form of diabetes and heart disease. These two killers have reached true epidem...
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  3. Extreme Cold Can Trigger Heart Attack And Stroke

    Extreme Cold Can Trigger Heart Attack And Stroke
    The extreme cold winter conditions that can put people at greater risk—male and female—not only for hypothermia and frostbite, but also for stroke, heart attack and asthma flare-ups. In the winter and cold-weather season, heart attacks can increase by over 50 percent...
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  4. Eat Blueberries for Healthy Blood Pressure

    Eat Blueberries for Healthy Blood Pressure
    Sweet, juicy blueberries…not only are they delicious, but they may be important in the prevention of certain types of disease, specifically hypertension (otherwise known as high blood pressure ). Hypertension affects over one third of American adults, but making a simple addition of dark-col...
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  5. What Causes Vitamin D Deficiency

    What Causes Vitamin D Deficiency
    6 Common Causes of Vitamin D Deficiency Location The best source of vitamin D is having daily exposure to sunlight. This is easy if you live in a warm sunny climate and spend 15-30 minutes a day outdoors with bare arms and legs. However, those who live in colder climates with long dark wi...
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  6. The Connection Between Anger And Heart Disease

    The Connection Between Anger And Heart Disease
    The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention tells us that heart disease is the number one killer; and information is abundant to guide us toward a heart-healthy lifestyle. You can help prevent heart-related illnesses such as high blood pressure, high cholesterol and cardiovascular disease,...
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  7. Walk Your Way to Stroke Prevention

    Walk Your Way to Stroke Prevention
    A stroke is one of the more serious medical conditions that one can face. The effects of a stroke can and do vary dramatically. But, with that stated, the odds of a stroke leading to serious physical and even mental impairment are high enough that any step that you can take to prevent t...
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  8. Are Statins Worth The Price?

    Are Statins Worth The Price?
    According to the American Heart Association (AHA), the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), the National Institutes of Health (NIH) and other government agencies, heart attacks are the leading cause of death in the US today. Heart disease is caused by a process called atherosclerosis...
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  9. Think Inflammation, NOT Cholesterol

    Think Inflammation, NOT Cholesterol
    Staying healthy may at times seem like a complicated process. To be certain, there are many different components in the process. Yet, it is important to note that some aspects of maintaining overall good health stand out more than others. One critical aspect of health that has not...
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  10. Omega 3 Fats Can Boost Heart Health In Smokers

    Omega 3 Fats Can Boost Heart Health In Smokers
    Omega-3 polyunsaturated fatty acids are essential dietary fats which the body cannot make on its own. Made mainly by cold water algae, they also occur in cold water oily fish such as sardines, wild salmon, herring, mackerel and tuna that feed on these plants. Eicosapentanoic acid (EPA) and docosa...
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