The depression danger in your blood pressure medication

If you’ve seen your doctor in the past year, you may have found that you were suddenly diagnosed with hypertension even though your blood pressure hasn’t changed. That’s because in 2017, the American Heart Association and the American College of Cardiology released guidelines to lower the threshold for high blood pressure from 140/90 mm Hg…

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The Finnish secret to staying dementia-free

Dementia is a devastating disease — made worse by the fact that it sneaks up on you slowly. It steals your ability to take care of yourself and wipes out your memories before you’re even aware it’s happening. By the time my friend’s husband was diagnosed with Alzheimer’s, he was already having trouble completing day-to-day…

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6 supplements to hash it out with Hashimoto’s

If you suffer from symptoms of low thyroid, it’s likely that Hashimoto’s is to blame. You may not have heard the name before, but it’s estimated that Hashimoto’s thyroiditis is the root cause behind 90 percent of thyroid problems in the U.S. Put simply, it’s when something in your body goes haywire and your immune…

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4 surprising causes of kidney disease

Did you know that one in seven Americans has kidney disease? Someone in your family may have it. And you wouldn’t necessarily know… because there’s a very good chance they don’t even know yet. I was surprised to learn that, according to the National Kidney Foundation, an astounding number of people are walking around with…

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