Up Your Game: Take More Precautions Against Ticks this Summer

Experts are predicting a longer, more severe tick season this summer, which may trigger an outbreak of tick-borne illnesses. In particular, researchers are worried about an uptick in Lyme disease and Powassan virus, a rare condition that  can cause brain inflammation. 

While Lyme disease has...
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A Banana A Day: New Study Suggests Potassium Helps Lower Blood Pressure

Did you know that dietary potassium, found in fruits and vegetables like bananas, sweet potatoes and spinach can help control blood pressure?  

Research shows that too little potassium can increase your risk of hypertension and stroke. But studies also show that people who have high blood...
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Having Trouble Controlling Your Blood Pressure? These Tips May Help.

Every time you see your doctor, there’s a good chance someone takes your blood pressure. Why? Blood pressure readings can help your doctor understand what is going on in your body. For instance, high blood pressure indicates a risk for cardiovascular disease and kidney failure; very low blood...
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Struggling With Muscle Aches and Pains? Your Cholesterol-Lowering Medication May Be To Blame

While muscle pain has many causes—tension, stress, overuse, strains, minor injuries and sprains—a new study says commonly prescribed cholesterol-lowering drugs may also cause our sore muscles.

The study, published by Cleveland Clinic researchers in the American Journal of Cardiology,...
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Start the New Year Right—Choose a Health Goal and Get Your Numbers Checked

Happy New Year! Like many people, you may be trying to achieve certain goals in 2017.  You’re not alone. Millions of American’s make New Year’s resolutions from trying to save money to volunteering more. In fact, it’s a practice which goes back to Ancient Babylonia and Rome.

The most...
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