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  • Nature's Bounty Natural Folic Acid 800 mcg Dietary Supplement, Tablets
    Folic acid supplements reduce first stroke risk among hypertensive adults
    Combination of enalapril and folic acid reduces riskStroke is the leading cause of death in China and second leading cause of death in the world. Primary prevention is particularly important because about 77% of strokes are first events....
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    Dietary sodium can negatively affect organs
    Heart, Kidneys. Blood vessels and other organs affected Recent pre-clinical and clinical data support that even in the absence of an increase in blood pressure; excess dietary sodium can adversely affect target organs, including the blood vessels,...
  • A sperm racing to fertilize a woman's ovum
    Male fertility may be lowered by physical labor, hypertension and meds
    Male fertility is sensitive to a myriad of factors. The National Institutes of Health reported on March 9, 2015, that male fertility may be lowered due to physical labor, hypertension and multiple meds. According to a study by researchers at the...
  • Symptoms of a Mini Stroke, or Transient Ischemic Attack (TIA)
    Symptoms of a Mini Stroke, or Transient Ischemic Attack (TIA)
    The term “mini stroke” is as its name implies – it does not last as long as a full stroke does, at times only taking place for a few short minutes. However, a mini stroke, or transient ischemic attack (TIA) as it is known in the...
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    Karl "The Mailman" Malone campaigns for heart health during Black History Month
    On July 24, 1963, Shirley Malone gave birth to a baby boy. The single mother lovingly raised her nine children in the small town of Summerville Louisiana. There, her young son developed a love of fishing, farm life, hard work, and the church ...
  • Feeling exhausted after a poor nights sleep
    Insomnia increases the risk for hypertension
    Insomnia is a very annoying condition which may adversely affect your health. The American Heart Association reported on Jan. 26, 2015, that chronic insomniacs may be confronted with an increased risk of hypertension. Researchers have observed...
  • Say no to salt
    High salt diet affects the brain as well as heart
    Most people are aware of the recommendation to lower sodium (salt) intake to reduce the risk of having high blood pressure. But did you also know that salt not only affects the cardiovascular system, but can “reprogram” the brain as...
  • Hypertension and exercise
    Hypertension and strenuous workouts
    Oxygen consuming activities are essential to the well-being of everybody. But too many individuals commit the critical error of accepting agonizing, strenuous workouts as the most gainful approach to fitness. The startling reality is that light...
  • Are you at risk for an abdominal aortic aneurism?
    Are you at risk for an abdominal aortic aneurism?
    An abdominal aortic aneurism is a serious, potentially defect of the abdominal aorta, it develops when the artery, which courses from the heart to the abdomen, swells to a larger size. The aorta runs from the heart through the abdomen delivering...
  • Stroke risk factors and pregnancy: what you need to know
    Stroke risk factors and pregnancy: what you need to know
    At present, encouraged by medical advances, women with underlying health conditions are attempting to achieve a pregnancy. However, despite the vast improvements in medical care, women with underlying health conditions are at increased risk for...
  • New Year's Resolution: Sleep Better
    New Year's Resolution: Sleep Better
    Increasingly we have been made aware of the health risks associated with sleep deprivation. Those problems it causes can run the gamut from hypertension, diabetes, depression, and obesity, cancer, and increased mortality.For the estimated 50-70...
  • High blood pressure rates up, despite improvements overall in heart disease
    Heart disease rates down, but high blood pressure still a problem
    Deaths from high blood pressure (hypertension) are increasing, according to a new report from the American Heart Association (AHA). Cardiovascular disease is still the biggest killer in the United States, although deaths decreased by almost a...
  • Wild blueberries
    Wild blueberries counter negative effects of high fat diets
    Wild blueberries, which are also called bilberries, are not just delicious, they are also very healthy to eat. The University of Eastern Finland reported on Dec. 18, 2014 wild blueberries can help tackle the adverse effects which are seen with a...
  • Measuring blood pressure
    Does BPA exposure increase blood pressure? Korean study tests this.
    We received a copy of a new paper over the weekend that was “embargoed until Monday Dec. 8 at 4 pm.” The paper, titled "Exposure to Bisphenol A from Drinking Canned Beverage Increases Blood Pressure,” is by Sanghyuk Bae and...
  • Overweight Chinese students run during training at a camp held for overweight kids at a local university in Beijing, China.
    Obese kids are at risk for a lot of health problems
    There has been a growing awareness of the enormous scale of the obesity problem in children across the United States and worldwide. Obesity presents kids with a lot more problems than just concerns about their appearance. UC San Diego reported on...