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Health Tip: Control Your Blood Pressure

Health Tip: Control Your Blood Pressure

(HealthDay News) — Uncontrolled high blood pressure is dangerous and could even lead to death, the American Heart Association says. Latest High Blood Pressure News The AHA offers these suggestions for controlling high blood pressure: Know your numbers and identity your target blood pressure range. Work with your doctor to develop a plan to lower […]

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Health Tip: Simple CPR

Health Tip: Simple CPR

(HealthDay News) — Doing CPR on someone in cardiac arrest can double the chances of survival, the American Heart Association says. Latest Heart News The AARP recommends these steps for administering CPR: Do not wait. A person’s chances for survival fall up to 10 percent for every minute of delay. Send someone to look for […]

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Diet or Exercise — or Both?

Diet or Exercise — or Both?

By Len CanterHealthDay Reporter Latest Diet & Weight Management News MONDAY, Jan. 21, 2019 (HealthDay News) — There’s no doubt that an unhealthy diet and couch potato lifestyle put your health at risk, but when considering improvements, should you change one at a time or both at once? Northwestern University researchers found that it’s not […]

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Many Parents Wrong About What Prevents Colds in Kids

Many Parents Wrong About What Prevents Colds in Kids

Latest Cold and Flu News MONDAY, Jan. 21, 2019 (HealthDay News) — No parent wants to see their child catch a cold, but some take prevention measures that have little basis in science, a new survey shows. For example, 51 percent of parents said they give their child an over-the-counter vitamin or supplement to prevent […]

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4 Exercises for a Better Back

4 Exercises for a Better Back

By Len CanterHealthDay Reporter Latest Chronic Pain News TUESDAY, Jan. 22, 2019 (HealthDay News) — To strengthen your back — the most commonly injured part of the body — it’s important to condition both the muscles in it and the ones that support it, notably the abs. Here are four moves to boost back fitness: […]

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Blood Test Might Yield Early Warning of Alzheimer’s

Blood Test Might Yield Early Warning of Alzheimer’s

Latest Alzheimer’s News TUESDAY, Jan. 22, 2019 (HealthDay News) — Leaky blood vessels in the brain may be an early sign of Alzheimer’s disease, researchers say. They followed 161 older adults for five years and found that those with the most severe memory declines had the greatest leakage in their brain’s blood vessels, regardless of […]

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Health Tip: Diagnosing Alzheimer’s Early

Health Tip: Diagnosing Alzheimer’s Early

(HealthDay News) — If a loved one has symptoms of Alzheimer’s disease, he or she should visit a doctor for a formal evaluation. Latest Alzheimer’s News It may be easier to control the disease if it’s diagnosed early, the Alzheimer’s Association says. Here is the association’s list of other potential benefits of early diagnosis: Better […]

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Differences between ketosis and ketoacidosis

Differences between ketosis and ketoacidosis

Ketosis and ketoacidosis both involve the production of ketones in the body. However, while ketosis is generally safe, ketoacidosis can be life-threatening. Nutritional ketosis occurs when the body starts burning fat instead of glucose. Inducing ketosis is the aim of a ketogenic diet, or “keto” diet, which is a high-fat, very-low-carb diet that can help […]

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Crohn’s disease and joint pain

Crohn’s disease and joint pain

Crohn’s disease is a long-term condition that causes a range of gastrointestinal symptoms. Some people with this disease may also experience joint pain. Crohn’s disease is a type of inflammatory bowel disease, or IBD, that can affect any part of the digestive tract. However, the inflammationmost commonly affects the last section of the small intestine […]