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...catch a stroke?" one boy asked. The doctor assured him that strokes are not contagious but can be caused by "high blood pressure, smoking cigarettes, junk food.""What if we don't have a phone?" a girl asked. Kirchoff suggested asking...

...about any changes that concern you. Some may be the first sign of a medical problem.Many medications, especially high blood pressure medications, tranquilizers and some heart medications, inhibit sexual response. Your doctor may be able to reduce...
Study: Area healthier, living well, but cancer care needed

...similar areas. Also, one in six residents has been diagnosed with back pain. Prevalence of high cholesterol and high blood pressure increased 5 and 6 percent, respectively, since 2004 with the greatest increase coming from those aged 18 to 44...

...older than 50, African-Americans, and people with high blood pressure, diabetes or chronic kidney disease - should aim...sodium a day. Reducing salt is one key to avoiding high blood pressure that in turn leads to heart attacks and strokes...
Food a healthy diet that includes omega-3s, fresh fruits and vegetables.? Exercise regularly. ? Control high blood pressure.? Avoid alcohol and smoking.For more information on eye health, visit
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...coverage, an insurer still could delve into your health care record, looking for anything - from a bad back to high blood pressure - that foreshadows future claims. They'd be able to turn you down.That's a contrast to President Barack Obama's...
Exercise lowers blood pressure in kids, adults

...exclusively adult malady: high blood pressure. These children join the large...population -- who also have high blood pressure. New research shows that exercise...higher is high. You can have high blood pressure for many years without knowing...
Heartburn drug for adults promoted for children

...problems suffered by the plaintiffs, each of whom had a pre-existing condition such as cardiovascular disease or high blood pressure. Johnson said the defense would show that each of the 10 plaintiffs -- who range in age from 3 to 79 -- had pre-existing...
Risk factors should not stop exercising: Always consult with your doctor before starting a new exercise routine as you increase your level of fitness. For high blood pressure, Testa recommends that you improve your endurance...Certain exercise programs have been shown to reduce high blood pressure. We included a very good one in "Faster, Better...
Refuge Notebook: Birch protected from hares, sauna bathers, but not moose

...example causes the hares to excrete more sodium in their urine, which suggests that it might be useful for treating high blood pressure. There appear to be a variety of these "anti-herbivory" compounds in many plant species that discourage animals...


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