Possible Causes Of High Blood Pressure

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According to the CDC, high blood pressure, also referred to as hypertension, currently affects an estimated 75 million Americans. That’s approximately 30% of the nation. The dangers of high blood pressure are many. It raises the risk of heart conditions such as stroke and heart attack. In addition to your heart, elevated blood pressure can…

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How To Relieve Sore Muscles/Prevent Cramps

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  After a grueling workout session, your muscles can become sore. Termed “delayed onset muscle soreness,” it occurs within the 24-72 hours following vigorous exercise or after exercising muscles you haven’t worked in a while. When these muscles get very sore, they may cramp up, adding to the pain.   Here are some things to…

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Natural Anti-Inflammatories: What They Are And When To Use Them

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Inflammation occurs when your immune system is activated because the body identifies something foreign, such as an invading microbe, plant pollen, or a chemical. It can also result from trauma, illness, and stress. Inflammation as a response to these situations is necessary to keep you healthy, but long-term inflammation is problematic. Chronic inflammation has been…

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The Effects Of Vitamin D On Your Body

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Vitamin D, often known as the sunshine vitamin, provides a number of important health benefits. While it’s frequently associated with strong bones, it actually protects against a number of health issues and is essential to promoting long-term health. Vitamin D is produced by the body in response to skin being exposed to sunlight, and it…

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Swimming Ear Infections

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  With summer officially upon us, a lot of us are going out and beating the heat with a good swim. Swimming, of course, is not entirely without risk, and one issue that can occur is swimmer’s ear, or otitis externa as it’s known medically. About 10% of people will experience this in their lifetime,…

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The Invaluable Checkup

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Why Is It So Important to Have an Annual Checkup With Your Doctor?   There are many different reasons that we make appointments with our doctors. Generations ago people would only see their doctor if they were sick or almost dying. Now, every doctor strongly recommends an annual checkup. Preventative healthcare is at its forefront…

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How To Differentiate A Headache From A Migraine

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Headaches are a common condition, affecting almost all adults at some point in their life. While many people describe any bad headache as a migraine, migraines are actually a unique neurological condition with different causes, symptoms and treatments than headaches. As a result, it’s important to be able to differentiate a migraine from the more…

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How to Know if You Are Dehydrated

As the hottest days of summer approach, it’s important to be aware of the signs of dehydration in adults to ensure that you stay healthy and safe this season. While getting outdoors and being active is good for you and one of the best parts of summer, it also increases your risk of dehydration. As…

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