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Does drinking alcohol affect your blood pressure?

It shouldn’t come as a surprise that binge drinking isn’t healthy for you. Nor is it a secret that high blood pressure increases your risk of heart disease. But what you may not realize is that combining the two can…

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Blood pressure on the rise? Eat these foods…

Most people know that certain foods can raise their blood pressure. For example, trans fats and excess sodium are two main culprits that can lead to hypertension. Trans fats damage the linings of your arteries, causing them to harden (the…

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New warning: Moderately high blood pressure is dangerous too

It used to be that if you didn’t have high blood pressure, you didn’t have to worry too much. But new research suggests that people in the gray area, between 120/80 and 140/90, are at higher risk for health complications…

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A new way to fight high blood pressure

A new way to fight high blood pressure

  This blog post is part of #HealthyMe, a personalized web experience based on your health and wellness goals. To sign up today, visit http://www.ahealthiermichigan.org/healthyme     High blood pressure affects nearly a third of U.S. adults and is a major risk factor for heart…

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6 ways to lower your blood pressure—naturally

This blog post is part of #HealthyMe, a personalized web experience based on your health and wellness goals. To sign up today, visit http://www.ahealthiermichigan.org/healthyme   Cardiovascular disease is the leading cause of death in Michigan, but it is also one of the most preventable. You…

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The life you hoped to save by donating blood could end up being your own

When you give blood, you’re well aware that there’s a chance that you could be helping save someone’s life.   Typically 1 in 3 people will need blood in their lifetime, which is why countless individuals take the time and effort…

 

What You Need To Know About: High Blood Pressure

This is the first entry in a six part series brought to you by Healthy Blue LivingSM, a highly successful health care plan that rewards people who commit to making better health choices by focusing on six high-impact measures of…

For the Love of Cheese: Get to Know this Tasty Treat

It is more than the word we say when posing for a picture. Cheese is delicious in my opinion, but it does contain fat, saturated fat and sodium, which are not the most ideal nutrients for your body. However, it…

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High Blood Pressure: Young Americans May Be More At Risk Than Previously Thought

High blood pressure is generally thought to affect older people, not young Americans between the ages of 24 and 32. But a new study finds that 1 in 5 Americans may in fact have hypertension, suggesting that the “silent killer”…

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