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Coronary Heart Disease By Laura Boland

By at February 22, 2012 | 7:03 am | 3 Comments

Coronary heart disease (CHD) is the number one leading cause of death in the United States in both men and women. The coronary arteries are responsible for bring oxygen and blood to the heart. This disease is caused by a build up of plaque and other substances that form a blockage in your artery, causing it to narrow and slow down or completely cut off the flow of oxygen 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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Tips for Successful Aging by Thomas Cooney

By at February 9, 2012 | 7:19 am | 0 Comment

Successful Aging can be defined as a trouble free lifestyle after the age of sixty two years (Hamilton 2011). Science suggests that to allow ourselves the opportunity of a trouble free lifestyle beyond the age of sixty two there are a few lifestyle choices that should be considered. These choices include diet (Dwyer 1988), (Sabate 1999), exercise (Lee and Paffenberger more...

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Stroke (Brain Attack) by Vera Kozlova

By at February 3, 2012 | 7:07 am | 0 Comment

According to the National Heart Lung and Blood Institute, a stroke is when a torn blood vessel in the brain keeps blood from getting to parts of the brain. Strokes are serious and can cause brain damage, disability, or even death. There are two main types which are ischemic and hemorrhagic. The most common one is ischemic. In an ischemic stroke, an artery that gives more...

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Assessment of the Biological Effects of Smoking Cigarettes by Jessie Kuehler

By at January 17, 2012 | 7:32 am | 1 Comments

Cigarette smoking can have major negative biological effects on the human body. It is common knowledge that smoking can cause lung cancer, but it can also cause many other types of cancer as well. Along with cancer, smoking can also cause disease. The poisons from cigarette smoke can most commonly cause cardiovascular disease and respiratory disease. The reproductive more...

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