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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 Untreated Sleep Apnea

Health Risks of Untreated Sleep Apnea

Up to 15% of people suffer from Obstructive Sleep Apnea (OSA), and the majority of individuals do not even know that they have this condition.  Symptoms of excessive fatigue, daytime sleepiness, morning headache and dry or sore throat upon awakening are often due to...

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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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Fainting

Fainting

Fainting, or syncope, is the loss of consciousness for a few seconds or more, usually due to either a drop in oxygen and/or blood pressure to the brain.  Symptoms of an impending faint usually include a sensation of vision tunneling, blurred vision and/or sudden...

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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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