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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 […]

Cardiac Rehabilitation Promotes a Heart Healthy Lifestyle

American Heart Month in February is a great time to commit to a healthy lifestyle and make small changes that can lead to a lifetime of heart health. To assist in the road to recovery, Bon Secours Maryview Medical Center’s cardiac rehabilitation program treats patients who have recently experienced a heart health event, such as […]

Prevent High Blood Pressure: Get It Checked

If you haven’t had your blood pressure checked by a doctor lately, you could be one of the millions of Americans who has hypertension, but is completely unaware of it. Unlike so many other serious health problems, high blood pressure – the “silent killer” – rarely causes any symptoms. That might explain why one out […]

Manage Diabetes to Improve Health

One of the challenges to treating type 2 diabetes is simply that millions of people don’t know they have the serious disease. More than 29 million adults in the United States have diabetes, but one-fourth of them are unaware of their condition. Another 86 million adults have prediabetes – which often leads to type 2 […]

Eating Raw Dough Can Make You Sick, FDA Warns

Eating raw cookie dough. Scraping the bowl. Licking the beaters. A recent outbreak of the bacteria E. coli should have everyone rethinking these common baking rituals, according to federal health authorities. It’s not the raw eggs – although they can contain salmonella. This time, it’s the flour. Dozens of people across the country have been sickened […]

Midlife Fitness Linked to Lower Stroke Risks after 65

Preventing a stroke when you’re over 65 may be influenced by how fit you were in your 40s. Researchers from the University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center in Dallas say people in their mid- to late-40s at the top of their fitness game had a 37 percent lower risk of stroke after age 65 in a study […]

Prevent Mosquito Bites: Find An Effective Repellent

In light of recent news concerning the health risks of mosquito bites, many people are itching to find the most effective repellent this summer. It’s not a simple task. Not all repellents work on every species of mosquito. Two types of mosquitoes prefer to bite during the day. A third likes to feed from evening […]

Early Detection, Screenings Help More People Survive Cancer

When federal health authorities happily announced earlier this year that cancer death rates have continued to decline they gave credit to three main reasons: better medical treatments, fewer people smoking and the success of cancer prevention and early detection programs. “The latest data show many cancer prevention programs are working and saving lives,” said CDC […]

Study Links Exercise with Lower Risk for 13 Types of Cancer

Exercise appears to significantly cut the risk for 13 types of cancer, including some of the hardest forms to treat, a new comprehensive study shows. The research, published by JAMA Internal Medicine, also found that it didn’t matter whether someone was overweight, obese or had a history of smoking. Everyone who exercised about 150 minutes […]