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New Guidelines For Reducing Stroke Risk in Women
For years, people have been told to lower their risk for stroke by taking their health into their own hands, such as monitoring blood pressure and cholesterol levels. And for years these risk factors have applied to both men and women.
New recommendations from the American Heart Association and American Stroke Association, however, suggest there are additional factors that specifically increase a woman’s risk for stroke later on in life, such as use of birth control and risks associated with pregnancy. – Read More
Safe Exercises During Pregnancy
So you’re pregnant—Congrats!
If it’s your first time, you’re probably experiencing a whirlwind of emotions as you try to figure out what you should and should not do. When it comes to exercising, you’ve likely already heard about the great benefits pregnant women can reap, such as increased energy levels, better sleep, and reduced pregnancy discomfort, but it can be tricky to determine what is and isn’t safe. – Read More
Bob Costas’ Pinkeye: What You Should Know & How You Can Avoid It
If you’ve been paying attention to the Sochi Olympics, you’ve probably also seen coverage of another developing event: Bob Costas’ eye infection.
After battling conjunctivitis in his left eye and now his right for the last couple of days, the prime-time Olympics news anchor for NBC recently announced that he’s going off the air until further notice—or at least until the pinkeye goes away. – Read More
The Signs of Stroke
You know that you need to take good care of your body for a lot of reasons, and that includes doing everything you can to avoid a debilitating stroke. But there’s more to stroke safety than living a healthy lifestyle. It’s important to know the early warning signs if and when a stroke occurs. – Read More
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