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Slash Your Stroke Risk by Addressing Crucial Modifiable Risk Factors

Around 750,000 people have a stroke every year, and of these, 5 to 14 percent will have a second stroke within 12 months. Many of the risk factors for stroke can be mitigated with simple lifestyle changes—according to the American Stroke Association, 80 percent of strokes are preventable. However, research

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

Clean Up You Veins to Protect Your Memory

The more scientists delve into the interrelationship between the brain and the cardiovascular system, the more evidence they find that blood vessel problems are important factors in cognitive decline and the neurodegeneration associated with Alzheimer’s disease (AD). The findings offer hope for those of us who are worried about losing

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