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How Does the Sodium in My Diet Affect My Blood Pressure

How Does the Sodium in My Diet Affect My Blood Pressure

If you understand the link between sodium and blood pressure, you'll understand why it's important to make healthy dietary choices. Chances are you pay attention to calories and maybe even fat, but do you keep an eye on the sodium in your …

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Ejection Fraction: What It Is and Why It Matters

Ejection Fraction: What It Is and Why It Matters

If you or a family member has been diagnosed with a heart condition, you may have heard the doctor or nurse mention the term ejection fraction. If you aren’t quite certain what it means, you’re not alone. Many people have …

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The Basics of Kidney Health

The Basics of Kidney Health

Millions of Americans have or are at risk for kidney disease, but many of them don’t even know it. Part of living a healthy lifestyle is understanding and observing the basics of kidney health. What Kidneys Do Kidneys are connected …

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Knowing the Risks for Stroke

Knowing the Risks for Stroke

According to the American Stroke Association, stroke is the leading cause of adult disability and the third leading cause of death in the United States. These alarming statistics likely make you wonder who is at risk. Some risk factors for …

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Lifestyle Changes to Lower Your Blood Pressure

Lifestyle Changes to Lower Your Blood Pressure

Did you know that you may be able to lower your blood pressure by making some changes in your daily routine? The first and most important step is to get to a healthy weight. Once you can start from there, …

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