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Racial Differences In High Blood Pressure
Because of generally praiseworthy efforts to overcome a history of racism in North America, for many years there wasn’t many studies of sure-enough racial differences. But, in at least one major li...
Hope For Diabetics With High Blood Pressure
Many Diabetics also have another Life-threatening problem — high blood pressure, aka hypertension. Those folks having both of these two conditions furthermore incur a considerably increased risk of...
Rediscovered Health Benefits of Coconut Oil
Coconuts, from coconut-palm trees, are a major food source in many tropical parts of the World. Their white internal ‘meat’ is shredded for food, and is often pressed to extract coconut oil and ‘co...
Obesity Can Kill You In Quite A Variety Of Ways
It’s well understood by now that weighing more than you should, because of eating more calories than you’re burning up, is bad for you — and, the more overweight you are, the worse it is for you. C...
How We Arrived At Our Current Perceptions And Treatments For High Blood Pressure
History of Blood Pressure Medicine Blood-pressure testing results were first published in 1733 by Rev. Stephen Hales, in England — building upon the pioneering work done about a century earlier by ...
Smoking Is Slow-Motion Suicide
Even if you smoke just because you Enjoy The Taste of Fine Tobacco, and you don’t believe that you’re actually hooked on a lethal unhealthy habit, you still should be aware that Lung Cancer isn’t t...
What Do Your Blood-Pressure Numbers Mean?
In order to manage your blood pressure and thereby to stay alive longer, you don’t have to become a doctor or a nurse. But you do have to wrap your mind around how your blood pressure is measured, ...
Yes, Your Mood Does Affect Your Blood Pressure
Anecdotally, peoples’ blood-pressure readings — especially those for systolic blood pressure — can bounce around quite a lot according to their moods, by as much as 25 mm/Hg or even 50 mm/Hg. Readi...
A New Lower Goal for Your Blood Pressure?
Every so often, medical conventional wisdom changes just a bit, often because some new study gets published that seems to have been well done. That seems to be happening currently with respect to ‘...
High Blood Pressure Is A Hazard For Women, Too
Gals, you may still believe that high blood pressure is a testosterone-fueled male disease: That men are more dynamic and hard-charging aggressive than women, dating from way back in ancient times ...
New United States Government Study on Blood Pressure
This week, the results of a recently-completed United States Government study on blood pressure have been summarized in this online story, readily available on The Washington Post website: https://...
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