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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...

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...

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...

New research from Canada may lead oncologists to a new method of detecting lung cancer. A recent study published in The Lancet suggests a low-dose CT scan for high-risk patients selected from high predictive risk model criteria is more effective in detecting early signs of lung cancer than using criteria similarly used in the National Lung...

Meditation may help reduce the risk of heart disease when it’s added to proven approaches like lifestyle changes or drugs to lower blood pressure and cholesterol, U.S. doctors say. In its first guidelines dedicated to meditation, the American Heart Association (AHA) stresses that the benefits haven’t...



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