Tag Archives: Stroke

  • June 15, 2018

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    Featured MVP Cherokee Kim

    Hi! My name is Cherokee Kim. I am a former Pac-12 Golfer. I have 15 years of competitive golf experience, including several top-10 and top-5 finishes and a collegiate individual title. I would love to use all my golf knowledge and experience and help you with your golf game! My special interests inc

  • December 22, 2015

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    Blood Pressure. The Numbers.

    Q: What is the significance of elevated diastolic blood pressure if the systolic is normal?


    A: Both elevated systolic blood pressure (the top number) and diastolic (the bottom number), together or alone, increase the risk for cardiovas

  • September 1, 2015

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    New Alternatives to Statins Add to a Quandary on Cholesterol

    Doctors have long faced a conundrum in prescribing statins to lower cholesterol and heart attack risk: The drugs are cheap and effective for most people, and large, rigorous clinical trials have found minimal side effects. But as many as 25 percent of those who try them complain of muscle pain. Othe

  • August 18, 2015

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    More Consensus on Coffee’s Benefits Than You Might Think

    When I was a kid, my parents refused to let me drink coffee because they believed it would “stunt my growth.” It turns out, of course, that this is a myth. Studies have failed, again and again, to show that coffee or caffeine consumption are related to reduced bone mass or how tall people are.

  • July 14, 2015

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    Experts Urge Sparing Use of Nonaspirin Painkillers

    The Food and Drug Administration warned last week that the risk of heart attack and stroke from widely used painkillers that include Motrin IB, Aleve and Celebrex but not aspirin was greater than it previously had said. But what does that mean for people who take them?

    Experts said th

  • July 7, 2015

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    Keeping Blood Pressure Low in Those Under 50

    Higher blood pressure in young adulthood increases the risk for coronary heart disease, a new study found.


    Researchers followed almost 3,500 men and women for 25 years with periodic physical examinations beginning in 1985, when all wer

  • January 20, 2015

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    Many Who Take a Daily Aspirin Don’t Need It

    NYTimes. Many healthy people take a daily aspirin to reduce the risk of heart disease and stroke, but a new study has found that more than 11 percent of them should not be doing so.


    Aspirin has well established benefits, but also carri

  • February 8, 2015

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    Blueberries May Lower Blood Pressure

    NYTimes.

    Can a cup of blueberries keep the doctor away? Maybe.


    Researchers conducted a randomized, double-blind, placebo-controlled study of 40 postmenopausal women ages 45 to 65 with high blood pressure. Half ate 22 grams of fr