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2. Essential Exercise

What’s Your Exercise Story?
Individuals come to exercise programs with different histories of physical activity. Maybe you played a team sport in high school and intramural athletics in college, but gradually became less active with the demands of work and family. Perhaps you’ve always preferred solitary activities, such as hiking on

Low Diastolic Blood Pressure May Damage the Heart

High blood pressure is a leading cause of stroke, heart attack, and heart failure, and treating hypertension can reduce this risk. But while most people worry only about blood pressures being too high, a study published Oct. 16, 2017 in the Journal of the American College of Cardiology found that

Ask the Doctor: Blood Pressure & Sun Exposure; Insomnia & Heart Disease

Why does the label on my blood pressure medication say I should avoid sun exposure while taking it?

Several types of medications, including some blood pressure drugs, antidepressants, antibiotics, nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs, and diuretics, can cause “chemical photosensitivi-ty,” which is an enhanced reaction to ultraviolet (UV) light that makes skin extra-sensitive

Fight High Blood Pressure Symptoms with Garlic

Fight High Blood Pressure Symptoms with Garlic

If garlic had been created in a test tube, it would most certainly be a very high-priced prescription drug! Why? Taking garlic has an abundance of health benefits! In fact, it has been used medicinally for at least 3,000 years.

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Alzheimer’s Disease/Dementia/Memory
Cardiovascular disease linked with higher risk of cognitive decline (Apr., 2)

Factors other than dementia may affect your memory (Dec., 3)

Memory aids can help compensate for mild cognitive impairment (Jan., 3)

New tests for early detection of Alzheimer’s disease (Oct., 6)

What PET scans and other imaging tests reveal about brain health

Lowering Blood Pressure Beyond 150 mmHg in Older Adults Questioned

A review of blood pressure medication trials concluded that “mild” systolic blood pressure—defined as 150 mmHg—is sufficient for adults aged 65 and over, and that using medications to lower blood pressure further may increase the risk of side effects without adding benefit.
High blood pressure affects an estimated 70 percent of

Side Effects of Blood Pressure Meds

Life-saving antihypertensive drugs are widely used to lower blood pressure linked with damage to the brain, eyes, heart, arteries and bodily organs. They also prevent injury or death from stroke or heart attack. However, antihypertensive medications can cause mental and physical side effects, some of which may seriously affect vulnerable

Q&A: Weight Loss Surgery; Blood Pressure Medication; Tick Bites

Q. Can weight loss surgery help my osteoarthritis? I’m considered obese by BMI (body mass index) standards.
A. If you’re obese, you’re three to four times more likely to have knee osteoarthritis than people of normal weight. Excess weight adds stress to weight-bearing joints, such as hips and knees. Osteoarthritis develops

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