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Study: Brand

123rf By Patrick SauerTUESDAY, Dec. 2, 2008 (Health.com) — People who are taking a generic drug to lower blood pressure or ward off stroke and heart troubles can rest easy. Those low-cost alternatives are just as good as more expensive, brand-name drugs, according to Harvard researchers who published a large …

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Coffee, Exercise May Raise Stroke Risk for Some

Getty Images By Matt McMillenTHURSDAY, May 5, 2011 (Health.com) — Having sex, drinking coffee, working out—these and other everyday activities that cause blood pressure to spike may briefly raise the risk of a burst aneurysm in the brains of certain vulnerable people, a new study suggests. Roughly 2% of the …

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Too Little Deep Sleep May Fuel Hypertension

Getty Images By Anne Harding MONDAY, August 29, 2011 (Health.com) — Missing out on deep sleep can leave you feeling slow-witted and irritable in the morning, but the consequences don’t necessarily end there. Over time, too little deep sleep may also take a toll on your heart by contributing to …

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Rare Disorder Causes Severe Head Rushes

Nine years after being diagnosed with an extremely rare neurological disorder, Megan Kenny completed her first Olympic-length triathlon.Brightroom.com By Amanda Gardner When Megan Kenny was five years old, she began to exhibit a strange and troubling symptom: Every time she stood up for more than two minutes, she collapsed. The …

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The Subtle Stroke Warning Sign My Family Missed

Do you know all the symptoms of a stroke? I thought I did—until my dad had a devastating stroke and we missed an early warning sign. Fourth of July weekend, two months before his massive stroke, my father complained about his vision being funny in one eye. “It looks like a film negative,” he …

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Yoga May Help Lower Blood Pressure

If you’ve been warned by your doctor about borderline , you may want to give yoga a try. According to a small new study, people with prehypertension who practiced yoga for an hour a day for three months lowered both their average diastolic and arterial pressure. The study was presented at the Cardiological …

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Blood Pressure: Salt's Affect on the Body

It’s one of the first things people are told to do when they’re diagnosed with high blood pressure: Cut back on salt. But not enough Americans are taking that advice, a new study shows. Researchers found that between 1999 and 2012, daily sodium intake increased by more than 14% in people with …

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