High Blood Pressure: New Guidelines Affect Many
You know your age. You probably know how much you weigh. You might even know where you fall on the body mass index. But do you know your blood pressure? If you don’t, the few minutes it takes to have it read could save your life. High blood pressure is called “the silent killer” because unless you have it checked,…
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5 Ways to Lower Your Blood Pressure
Nearly half of all U.S. adults need to lower their blood pressure, according to new health guidelines. Whether you fall into this group, it’s smart to practice healthy lifestyle habits that have a direct effect on your blood pressure and your risk for heart disease and stroke. Taking care of yourself requires some commitment but the benefits can last –…
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7 Sleep Guidelines Every Expecting Parent Should Know
One of the most important things every parent should know is how to keep their baby safe while sleeping. Infants spend up to 16 hours sleeping every day. It’s critical for their growth and development. Whether you’re expecting your first child or your third, make sure your baby’s sleep habits and environment do not pose any health risks. Tragically, nearly…
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Forget Your Flu Shot? It's Not Too Late
If you’re one of the many people who for various reasons didn’t get a flu shot last fall, go ahead and roll up a sleeve. It’s not too late. Flu season, which is in full swing, could last until sometime in May. After you get a flu shot, it takes about two weeks to build immunity. How well the flu…
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Antibiotics: Use Wisely, Avoid Resistance
Nonstop coughing. A pounding headache. Sinus pressure. A bad cold can make you feel just as miserable as if you had the flu. After a week of feeling awful, many people wonder if they need an antibiotic to get better. Before you start hunting through your medicine cabinet, consider this: antibiotics don’t work on viruses. In fact, they could make…
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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.