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A woman taking her blood pressure with a digital readout. (Photo: iStock Photo)

Hypertension

Avoid Problems from High Blood Pressure A third of adults ages 40 to 59 have high blood pressure, or hypertension. So do nearly two-thirds of the population age 60 and older. That makes high blood pressure among the most common medical conditions in the United States.   It
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What’s Up with Hiccups?

Causes, Cures of Hiccups Remain Elusive Everyone gets hiccups. And nearly everyone has a theory about the cause and the cure. “We don’t know for sure what causes them,” said Dr. Stacey Milunic, a family medicine physician at Penn State Health. “It’s not well understood.” What
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A couple in bed. The woman is snoring and the man has a pillow wrapped around his head. (Photo: iStock)

Zzzzzz

The Causes and Complications of Snoring Nearly half of adults habitually snore when they sleep. For some, it is not a problem. For others, it may affect the quality of their bed partner’s rest. It can also be associated with sleep apnea, a condition affecting a person’s ability
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