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White Coat Hypertension

White Coat Hypertension

"My blood pressure is only high when I am at the doctor's office."  This comment is a frequently heard in health care settings, and is clinically known as white coat hypertension.  We used to think that this finding was benign, but a recent study published in the New...

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Health Risks of Vitamin D Deficiency

Health Risks of Vitamin D Deficiency

Although medical practitioners have long recognized the role that Vitamin D plays in one's health, only recently have we become aware of how many people are deficient in this essential vitamin.  About two-thirds of individuals worldwide suffer from Vitamin D...

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Four Ways to Naturally Lower Blood Pressure

Four Ways to Naturally Lower Blood Pressure

High blood pressure, also known as hypertension, is a major cause of disability and death in the United States each year, contributing to or causing many cases of heart attack, stroke, kidney and heart failure.  Frequently, medication must be used to reduce blood...

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How to Reduce Your Risk of Heart Attack

How to Reduce Your Risk of Heart Attack

Heart disease continues to kill a large number of Americans each year.  The most common type is due to blockages in one or more heart arteries, known as coronary artery disease (CAD).  Listed below are the major risk factors for heart disease as well as what you can...

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Chest Pain Requires Prompt Evaluation

Chest Pain Requires Prompt Evaluation

Chest pain is something you don't want to ignore.  There are many causes that are not serious such as muscle strain or occasional acid reflux, but many life threatening conditions exist.  These include, but are not limited to, the following: Heart attack, or the...

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