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Prescription for Weight Gain

Prescription for Weight Gain

With prescription drug use on the rise, more and more people are becoming aware of the unwanted side effects of the medications they are taking.

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The Facts on Hypertension

The Facts on Hypertension

Blood pressure is defined as the pressure exerted by blood circulating on the walls of the blood vessels, and it is one of the common vital signs. Our hearts pump blood through our arteries and throughout our body. It is when people develop high blood pressure (hypertension) that problems can arise.

A normal blood pressure range is considered less than 120/80. People at risk for hypertension are considered to have pre-hypertension, which is blood pressure ranging 120-139/80-89. Anything higher is considered hypertension. Stage 1 high blood pressure ranges from 140-159/90-99 and Stage 2 high blood pressure is anything 160 and above/100 and above.

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Childhood Obesity Reaches New Problems in the Classroom & Beyond

Childhood Obesity Reaches New Problems in the Classroom & Beyond

With rates of childhood obesity steadily on the rise, pediatricians are now saying once-standard growth charts are no longer applicable. Approximately 17% of youths are obese, according to data from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

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The Facts about Salt

The Facts about Salt

Salt is comprised of sodium chloride or NaCl. It is essential to life in small quantities, yet harmful in larger doses. Too much salt is known to increase your risk of high blood pressure, a major cause of heart attacks and strokes, which are the 1st and 3rd leading causes of death in the United States.

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Laughter + Melody = Lower Blood Pressure?

Laughter + Melody = Lower Blood Pressure?

If you or a loved one struggles with high blood pressure, you may want to consider adding more laughter and music into your life. A new study presented at an American Heart Association meeting found that the positive effects from regular music or laughter sessions helped participants to lower systolic blood pressure after a sustained 3 month trial, compared to a control group that showed no change.

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Foods that Heal

Foods that Heal

It’s no mystery that eating is one of life’s greatest joys, but did you know that eating can also be a way to heal and restore wellness? Check out this list of foods that actually help your body recover from the effects of stress, environmental pollution, and less-then-healthy lifestyles, which can cause life-threatening conditions such as hardening of the arteries, high cholesterol, hypertension and diabetes.

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The Health Benefits of Fish Oil

The Health Benefits of Fish Oil

Every time I read the statistics about fish oil or see headlines such as “Fish Oil Helps ADHD”, “Survive Depression with Fish Oil”, and “Reduce Your Risk of Heart Disease with Fish Oil”, I begin to think, is fish oil really that great? To get the answer to this question, first we have to understand what fish oil contains that can purportedly help all these ailments.

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