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Costs to treat
up 10 years later
Costs to treat strokes caused by bleeding in the brain may increase significantly 10 years later, according to a study in the American Heart Association journal Stroke.
A TV meteorologist knows weather, of course, and needs a smooth delivery. So when Jay Jefferies had trouble saying “nightstand,” his wife Bonita realized something was seriously wrong. Then she remembered a radio commercial about the warning signs of stroke. Her quick reaction helped Jay recover quickly – and get back on the air. FULL STORY
Study: Belly fat
may lead to HBP
by affecting kidneys
It’s been known for a while that a spare tire around the midsection is more of a risk for cardiac-health problems than a flatter stomach. A recently released study says it may be because extra belly fat can affect the kidneys, increasing blood pressure.
Foods low in sodium, added sugars and saturated fat have often been labeled as bland, but that stereotypical judgment is baseless. It’s all in how the food is prepared.
Seeing doctor helps keep blood pressure under control
People who visited their doctor at least twice a year had better blood pressure control, according to a study released Monday.
As a teen, Robert Epps was told he had a heart murmur when he joined the U.S. Coast Guard. Some years later, symptoms started showing up and increased until he said he was “one cough from death.” Epps underwent heart valve replacement in 1996. He credits his wife for giving him strength. Support is Why.
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