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Understanding the Link Between High Blood Pressure and Stroke

By Orville Caval on 08/24/2020 12:30 PM

Every day that your blood pressure is too high, your odds of having a stroke are increased. Normal blood pressure is less than 120/80 millimeters of mercury (mmHg). This means a systolic of less than 120 mmHg and diastolic of less than 80 mmHg. A stroke is a loss of brain function caused by a sudden deficit of blood to part of the brain. Stroke is caused by the damage that continuous high blood pressure causes in your blood vessels. If the affected vessel obstructs the supply of blood to the brain, a stroke happens.

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How to Read Nutrition Facts Label If You Have Heart Disease

By Orville Caval on 02/24/2020 9:15 AM

Why you should make it a practice to read food labels before you get to the checkout.

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Celebrate American Heart Month Together: Join the #OurHearts Movement

By Orville Caval on 02/14/2020 10:00 AM

Did you know that people who have close relationships at home, work, or in their community tend to be healthier and live longer? One reason, according to the National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute (NHLBI), is that we're more successful at meeting our health goals when we join forces with others. NHLBI launched the #OurHearts movement to inspire us to protect and strengthen our hearts with the support of others. 

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10 ways to cut 500 calories a day

By Orville Caval on 01/27/2020 11:00 AM

Despite the type of diet you follow, to lose weight, you need to burn more calories than you take in each day. For most people, cutting about 500 calories per day is an excellent place to start. If you eat 500 calories less daily, you should lose about one pound per week.

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Long work hours associated with higher blood pressure

By Orville Caval on 01/16/2020 9:00 AM

Working long hours has been linked to up to 70% increased risk of masked hypertension and a 66% higher risk of sustained hypertension in a recent study in Quebec, Canada.

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