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How To Prevent Type 2 Diabetes

How To Prevent Type 2 Diabetes

Type 2 diabetes is by far the most common form of diabetes in adults.  This occurs when the body does not produce enough insulin or the insulin does not work well at moving glucose (a type of sugar) from the bloodstream into the cells of the body.  There is an...

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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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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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Stroke symptoms should not be ignored!

Stroke symptoms should not be ignored!

A stroke is when a part of the brain suddenly dies, either from a blocked artery not allowing blood to carry oxygen to that portion of the brain, or a sudden bleed from a ruptured artery or vein.  A transient ischemic attack, or TIA, is a reversible "mini stroke",...

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