Knead Your Stress to Go Away
Lack of energy. Feeling depressed. Difficulty sleeping. If your health provider chalks up these symptoms to stress in your life, massage therapy may be one strategy for relief. Massage therapy should never replace standard medical care; however, scientific evidence shows that it may help with back pain and can improve…
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Poor Diet Linked to Early Death
When you’re planning meals, grocery shopping or perusing a restaurant menu, are you wondering which foods might help you live longer? It’s not such a far-fetched question when you consider the results of a recent study published in the Journal of the American Medical Association. About half of all U.S. deaths from heart disease, stroke and Type 2 diabetes are…
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Take Heart: Fitness Trackers Not Always Accurate
Fitness trackers can be great motivators to get active. Trouble is, some of them are not always accurate when it comes to measuring heart rate. In fact, if you’re relying on a fitness tracker to keep your heart rate at a safe limit set by your doctor, researchers at Cleveland Clinic say you may want to consider wearing an old-fashioned…
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Exercise to Manage Arthritis Pain
It’s easy to understand why the aches, pains and swelling from arthritis keep millions of people from being physically active. However, exercise remains an important aspect to managing arthritis. In fact, it can reduce arthritis symptoms by up to 40 percent, according to the federal Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. This month, federal health officials are urging Americans to…
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Flu Vaccine: It's Not Too Late to Get Protected
If you haven’t been vaccinated for the flu this season, it’s not too late. You can still help protect yourself and others from the flu virus by getting vaccinated. In fact, if you get vaccinated, it may cut your chances of getting the flu and needing to see a doctor by about half, according to early estimates from the federal…
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Managing Your High Blood Pressure

Dr. Susan Szulc, of Bon Secours Medical Associates at Virginia Beach, discusses strategies that can help those suffering from or at risk for high blood pressure control and manage their condition - beyond the doctor's office.