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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Baby Boomers – Have You Been Screened For Hepatitis Yet?

Hepatitis C is a global epidemic. And baby boomers are especially likely to have the disease, according to the University of Michigan Health System. They are five times more likely to have been exposed to the infection than other age groups. In fact, baby boomers comprise 75 percent of adults...
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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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New Study Suggests Chronic Fatigue Syndrome Is Not in Your Head; It’s In Your Gut

If you’ve struggled with Chronic Fatigue Syndrome, or Myalgic Encephalopathy (ME/CFS), you were probably told at some point that your symptoms were “all in your head.” Of course researchers have known for years that ME/CFS is not psychosomatic; in fact, a recent Cornell University study...
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