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September 23, 2020

7 steps that can lower your blood pressure as you age

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Doing just one of these seven steps can lower your risk for high blood pressure as you age, although doing them all is most protective, according to a new study from the American Heart Association.




















September 23, 2020

Middle-aged adults with healthy heart habits may lower high blood pressure risk years later

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September 23, 2020

COVID Safety During the Upcoming Holidays

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Holiday travel used to be as easy as jumping on a plane or packing up the family car. But with U.S. cases of COVID-19 closing in on 7 million people and 200,000 deaths, it’s no longer that simple.

September 09, 2020

Rate of Depression Are Triple of Pre-COVID Levels

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Since the pandemic began, the prevalence of depression symptoms has roughly tripled, with the poor who lost jobs and savings most affected, researchers report.

September 09, 2020

A neighborhood walk is an easy and inexpensive way to keep fit

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It’s aerobic, which is good for cardiovascular health. It’s weight-bearing, which is good for bone health. It works your muscles. And it benefits your brain and your mood.





September 09, 2020

The American Heart Association and CEO Roundtable urge flu vaccination to promote employee and community health

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Employers lead efforts to promote flu vaccines and mitigate the collision of influenza and COVID-19











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August 31, 2020

Work-life balance: Tips to reclaim control

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August 31, 2020

Top 5 lifestyle changes to improve your cholesterol

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August 31, 2020

Experts urge evaluation of diet at routine check-ups

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July 29, 2020

Medical Appointments You Should Keep During the Pandemic

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Critical cancer screenings, vital vaccinations, emergency symptoms call for visits ... Non-urgent medical appointments have been on hold for much of the pandemic. ... Over the past four months, pat...

July 29, 2020

COVID Fears Shouldn't Keep You From the ER

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Patients need to understand that hospitals provide safe care and quick treatment is essential to prevent death and disability, doctors say.

July 29, 2020

Yet Another Study Finds Vaccines Are Safe

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Vaccine hesitancy among Americans has been highlighted as a potential problem in the nation's response to the COVID-19 pandemic, with some experts concerned that too many folks simply won't get a coronavirus vaccine even if one proves safe and effective.

July 21, 2020

Nearly 60% of American children lack healthy cardiorespiratory fitness

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June 30, 2020

5 Tips to Keep Cool and Dry While Wearing a Face Mask

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With health authorities continuing to urge face-covering in public to curb the spread of COVID-19, we've become familiar with the minor irritants of wearing masks: chafed ears, foggy glasses, snapp...

June 30, 2020

10 vegetables to plant with your kids this summer

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The American Heart Association suggests gardening as a fun way to boost mental health and physical activity along with nutrition






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