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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Too Many People Skip Important Colon Cancer Screenings
Although colorectal cancer remains the the second leading cause of cancer-related deaths in the United States, many people can lower their risk by staying up to date with screening tests. If colon cancer is detected in its early stages, it is up to 90 percent curable, according to the National Cancer Institute. Despite…
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Regular Exercise May Help Black Americans Avoid High Blood Pressure
Working up a sweat on a regular basis may be a strategy for black Americans to lower the risk of high blood pressure, according to new research. The prevalence of high blood pressure in black Americans is among the highest in the world, according to the American Heart Association. Nearly 45 percent of black men and 46 percent of black…
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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.