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  • Feb
  • 2

Lower Your Blood Pressure … Without Pills

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The U.S. Preventive Services Task Force is now advising that people have their blood pressure checked once a year if they are at least 40 years old, are overweight, are African-American, or have blood pressure that usually measures in the “high normal” range. While this is good advice, the task force could help even more […]

  • Jun
  • 2

Want to Reduce Your Risk of Strokes by One-Third?

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Not many people wear ribbons or run marathons in commemoration of American Stroke Month, but strokes are the fourth leading cause of death—and a leading cause of long-term disability—in the United States. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), strokes kill approximately 130,000 Americans every year—that’s about one American every four minutes. […]

  • Dec
  • 13

Fighting the Big Four: High Blood Pressure

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Recently, we’ve been reviewing details with PETA Prime readers about four of the leading health problems afflicting Americans—high blood pressure, heart disease, diabetes, and cancer—and how you can combat them. According to the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics (formerly, the American Dietetic Association), all these life-threatening conditions can be prevented—and even treated—by adopting a healthy […]

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