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4 Tips to Quit Smoking

By Orville Caval on Aug 20, 2019 12:01:33 PM

Nearly 70 percent of current adult smokers say they want to stop.

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How long should you keep a blood pressure log?

By Orville Caval on May 16, 2019 1:18:21 PM

Routine visits to the doctor’s office typically involve a single blood pressure measurement. For people with borderline hypertension, or high blood pressure, additional checks at the office are often necessary, in conjunction with having more checks done at home. How many exactly?

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Is Heart Healthy Diet a Viable Alternative to Drugs to Normalize Blood Pressure?

By Orville Caval on May 12, 2019 10:00:00 AM

Hypertension, otherwise known as high blood pressure, is widespread in the United States. It is approximated that one in every three adults in the United States suffers from high blood pressure, and for adults aged 65 or older, this number climbs to over 60 percent.

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Understanding the New 2019 ACC/AHA Guideline on the Prevention of Cardiovascular Disease

By Orville Caval on Apr 29, 2019 4:23:52 PM

Worldwide headlines read: “Aspirin no longer useful for stroke and heart attack prevention”

Source of this buzz was the new guidelines issued from a joint American College of Cardiology and American Heart Association (ACC/AHA) guideline published in early March, 2019. The new guideline is meant solely for primary prevention. Anyone with known clinically significant atherosclerotic vascular disease (ASCVD) is excluded from this guideline as their care is categorized as “secondary prevention”. One may suppose that the only topic in the guideline was aspirin use for the primary prevention of heart attack and stroke. In fact, the recommendations involved other key topics that are summed up here in text and pictures. But first, let’s discuss aspirin.

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Heart Disease and Stroke Statistics, 2019 Update

By Orville Caval on Feb 20, 2019 10:10:07 AM

This just in, the Heart Disease and Stroke Statistics 2019 update from the American Heart Association reveals that:

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