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Understanding What Your Blood Pressure Numbers Mean

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We have all had our blood pressure taken. We slide our arms into the cuff, it tightens uncomfortably and then the nurse practitioner jots down the numbers with very little comment. Understanding information is vital to your health. It is said that 120 over 80 is the perfect and ideal blood pressure. The top number – 120 The top number …

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Heart Failure

Heart Failure

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While this is a scary term that at first sound makes it seem like the heart has given out and is no longer working at all, which of course would mean immediate death, Congestive heart failure while it does require immediate medical attention does not at all mean certain demise. It is not the same as a heart attack. It …

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coconut oil

Coconut oil: Healthy alternative or bad for your heart?

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It’s a common ingredient in shampoos, skin creams, and tanning products, with a sweet smell that evokes imagery of tropical paradise. But coconut oil is considered by many to be a “miracle oil” with a host of dietary benefits, and those who cook with it believe it improves digestion, boosts metabolism and immune health, improves mental focus, and supports hormone …

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DVT

Deep Vein Thrombosis – Know the Signs

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DVT (Deep Vein Thrombosis) is the medical terminology which translates to telling you that you have a blood clot. Blood clots always require medical attention as soon as possible because depending on the location of the clot it can be life-threatening if it breaks free in its still solid form. Recognizing a clot You may experience: Leg pain – may …

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