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HBP Risk Factors at a Glance A number of factors and variables can put you at a greater risk of developing high blood pressure (HBP or hypertension). Understanding these risk factors can help you be more aware of how likely you are to develop high blood pressure. Read more...

Do respect that the quitter is in charge. This is their lifestyle change and their challenge, not yours. Do ask the person whether they want you to ask regularly how they’re doing. Ask how they’re feeling – not just whether they’ve stayed quit. Do let the person know that it’s...

Smokers often say, “Don’t tell me why to quit, tell me how.” There’s no one right way to quit, but there are some requirements for quitting with success. Key steps for quitting are covered here. The decision to quit smoking is one that only you can...

There's no sure way to prevent lung cancer, but you can reduce your risk if you: Don't smoke. If you've never smoked, don't start. Talk to your children about not smoking so that they can understand how to avoid this major risk factor for lung cancer....

Can an online game help you better control your blood sugar? It can, if the results of a recent study are any indication. In the study, published in the September issue of Diabetes Care, researchers from Brigham and Women’s Hospital and the Veterans Affairs Boston Healthcare System randomly assigned 456 participants with...

Are you constantly asking yourself, "What can I eat?" It's time to stop worrying! Living with diabetes doesn't have to mean feeling deprived. We'll help you learn to balance your meals and make the healthiest food choices. Once you get the hang of eating a healthy...

After you leave the NICU, your challenges in caring for your baby may be big or small—depending on how premature your baby was at the time of birth. You may find it hard to adjust to going from the 24-hour guidance and care provided by the...



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