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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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A new study found that even mild sleep issues could cause high blood pressure in women. (Photo: Getty Images)

Get Your Zzzzzs

Lack of Sleep Can Raise Blood Pressure, Cause Other Problems in Adults and Kids It is well known that chronic sleep deprivation can affect cardiovascular health. But according to a new study from Columbia University Irving Medical Center, even mild sleep problems, such as having
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Turkeys should only be thawed in the refridgerator, cold water or the microwave. (Photo: jax10289/iStock)

Holiday Cooking

Prevent Foodborne Illness Over Holidays As turkeys fill grocery store freezer cases, many people find themselves cooking more than they might during the rest of the year. Holding the title of household chef or Thanksgiving host doesn’t bring automatic food safety knowledge though
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