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Obesity by Brandon Riley

By at April 7, 2013 | 8:46 am | 0 Comment

Sadly in today’s world there is a growing epidemic of obesity. This is something that is becoming common in people of all ages, especially in the United States. Obesity is something that the world is trying to fight. However, there are many things that are compromising the changes people and even the governments are trying to make. Many people are unaware of what kinds more...

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Cardiac Arrhythmias by Claire Perry 2 | CPR St. Louis

By at December 22, 2012 | 8:16 am | 0 Comment

Atrial fibrillation is a fast and chaotic beating of the atria.  It mainly affects older people so the risk of developing atrial fibrillation dramatically increases past the age of sixty.  Atrial fibrillation, or A-fib as it is commonly referred to, is mostly caused by wear and tear on the heart, especially for those people with chronic high blood pressure or other more...

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Brain Aneurysm by Brittany Blumer

By at June 20, 2012 | 6:45 am | 0 Comment

A brain aneurysm, also known as a cerebral aneurysm, occurs when a blood vessel in the brain begins to swell and creates a bulge in the blood vessel. Brain aneurysms usually go unnoticed because there are very few symptoms that would bring it to one’s attention. Some of the symptoms include headaches, neck pain, and blurred vision. In some cases the aneurysm will begin more...

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Coronary Heart Disease by Ashley Barnes

By at May 29, 2012 | 6:07 am | 0 Comment

Coronary Heart Disease is a disease that consists of several different conditions such as Heart Attacks, Aorta Disease, Vascular Disease, Heart Failure, and Heart Valve Disease. Unfortunately, this disease is not curable, but there are ways people can live their lives to prevent Coronary Heart Disease. Some ways are maintaining a healthy weight, quitting smoking, more...

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Take Blood Pressure in Both Arms

By at February 15, 2012 | 7:52 am | 0 Comment

A new study reveals that a systolic blood pressure difference of just 15 mmHg between the right and left arms could be a sign of Cardiovascular (CV) disease. It was found that this difference meant the increased risk of peripheral vascular disease by 2 ½ times and cardiovascular disease by 1.6 times. The recommendation to check both arms does exist as part of the more...

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