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Melynda Rackley suffered a stroke soon after delivering her daughter. Her own mother stayed by her side, helping the family to create a network of emotional support to overcome the obstacles. “Life is Why. Life is makes us and causes us to love and to breathe.” WATCH VIDEO
Seemingly fit and healthy, Susan O’Brien was enjoying life with her new husband when she felt faint one day. It happened again when she was on a walk. Susan soon learned she had a potentially life-threatening heart problem and needed a defibrillator implanted to keep her heart beating properly. FULL STORY
People who reduced calorie intake by 800 calories a day had fewer pauses in breathing during sleep, lower blood pressure, higher levels of oxygen in their blood and a greater reduction in body weight, according to a study released Wednesday. FULL STORY
Gaining just five pounds can increase your blood pressure, according to a study presented at High Blood Pressure Research Scientific Sessions 2014.
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