Posts Tagged ‘heart disease’

November Is National Diabetes Awareness Month, Get Checked


November is National Diabetes Awareness Month. It’s an important time to bring attention to a very serious disease. Right now there are 114 million Americans that suffer from this diabetes or pre-diabetes. The specific breakdown is this way: 30 million – or 9.4 percent of Americans – have diabetes, according to the American Diabetes Association.  …

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Aspirin For Seniors To Ward Off Heart Disease Not Recommended


Aspirin for seniors to ward off heart attacks or heart disease is no longer recommended by doctors.   Heart disease includes conditions such as coronary heart disease, heart attacks, high blood pressure, and stroke. Cardiovascular diseases are the leading causes of death and disability among senior citizens in the United States.   In the past,…

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Noni Juice: Healthy Nutritional Drink Or Just Another Fad?

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Noni (pronounced NO-nee) is gaining popularity among health enthusiasts who have added it to their dietary regimen. Noni juice  is a tropical drink derived from the fruit of the Morinda citrifolia tree. This tree and its fruit grows in Southeast Asia and is primarily found in Polynesia. The fruit itself is a yellow lumpy shape, the…

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Artificial Sweeteners Can Actually Cause Obesity, Diabetes, Hypertension

Artificial sweeteners are really not effective in keeping you thin and healthy. Actually, they can increase your risk for weight gain, diabetes, obesity, and heart disease, according to a recent study. Stevia, aspartame, and sucralose, the most commonly used artificial sweeteners may actually cause you to gain weight.       Artificial Sweeteners: Too Much…

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Blood Pressure Things You Need Understand

High blood pressure can lead to heart attacks, stroke, vision problems, and dementia. Here are facts about high blood pressure that can save your life.   Blood Pressure Increases With Age Seven (7) percent of Americans ages 18 to 39 have hypertension, defined as blood pressure that is 140/90 or higher. This climbs to 32 percent among…

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