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Snoring: What To Do

Snoring is a very common problem: More than half of the respondents in a National Sleep Foundation poll said other people have told them they snore. Among snorers, 64 percent say their snoring can be as loud as talking, and one in six say they snore so loudly it can … Read More

5 Blood Pressure Risk Factors You Can Modify

Often, high blood pressure is a byproduct of an unhealthy lifestyle or other modifiable factors. Here are five blood pressure risk factors that you can modify with some guidance from your doctor. An Unhealthy, High-Sodium Diet You’re probably aware that sodium is the dietary devil when it comes to high … Read More

What Is a BiPAP Machine?

What is a BiPAP machine? First, let's look at the BiPAP itself. It's a type of ventilation treatment for people with sleep apnea and other respiratory problems. You may have already heard of continuous positive airway pressure (CPAP), which has been around for many years. BiPAP, or bilevel positive airway … Read More

Address Sleep Disorders to Feel Better and Improve Your Health

Sleep deficiency—not getting enough restful sleep—is associated with many serious health conditions, including heart disease, diabetes, stroke, high blood pressure, obesity, and depression. Some people are able to correct a sleep disorder by improving their sleep habits and environment, but for those who continue to have sleep problems, a sleep disorder … Read More

Ischemic and Hemorrhagic Stroke Causes

About 87 percent of strokes are ischemic, meaning they are caused by a blockage of blood flow to the brain. Most ischemic strokes are the result of cardiovascular disease, or atherosclerosis. Ischemic stroke causes can also be from a clot (embolism) that forms in the heart or aorta, breaks away, … Read More

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