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Avoid Heatstroke This Summer

Avoid Heatstroke This Summer

Hot summer weather is perfect for swimming and barbecues. Too much of a good thing, though, requires caution: If you become too hot—easy to do during record-setting heat waves—you run the risk of risk of heatstroke. What is heatstroke? It’s defined as a condition in which you’re no longer able

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AGING

Learn these secrets to successful aging,
Sept., p1

6 ways to maximize your independence in older age, Dec., p1

ALCOHOL/SMOKING/DRUG ABUSE

Nightcaps make sleep—and cognitive problems—worse, May, p6

Smoking elevates stroke risk, especially in women, Nov. ,p5

Avoid binge-drinking to lower risk

8. Treating Hypertension

Usually, a diagnosis of hypertension comes with a prescription for a blood-pressure-lowering, or antihypertensive, medication. Eventually, many people with hypertension require two or more drugs to control their blood pressure.
You and your doctor have plenty of blood-pressure-lowering medications to choose from. Each type of drug works somewhat differently has its

5. Blood Pressure Diagnosis, Monitoring

About 75 million people in the United States have high blood pressure, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). And, only slightly more than half of people with hypertension have their blood pressure under control, the CDC notes.
Up until about age 45, hypertension occurs more often in

Finding the Right Medication is Key for Treating High Blood Pressure

Many patients diagnosed with high blood pressure (hypertension) are prescribed medication to bring down their blood pressure. When it comes to blood pressure drugs, there are several options that work in a variety of ways. Here is some information about medication and other strategies you can use to get and

3. Fruits and Vegetables

Moderation in all things, the proverb advises—except fruits and vegetables. You’d be hard-pressed to find a nutritionist who speaks ill of plant foods. They are the bedrock of a heart-healthy diet, whatever its form. And the more the better, with few exceptions. If you want to live a longer, healthier

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