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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

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Inflammation may link diabetes heart disease

Inflammation may be the reason high blood sugar levels damage blood vessels, raising the possibility that medications might someday be used to lower the risk of blood vessel disease in people with diabetes.

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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

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Restricting calories may improve sleep apnea, blood pressure

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

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Plant enzyme may reverse HBP in lungs

Using plant leaves to produce and deliver a key enzyme may improve treatment for life-threatening high blood pressure in the lungs, according to a study released Wednesday. FULL STORY

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Small weight gain can up blood pressure in healthy adults

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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