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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 Healthier You

Understanding Your Personal Health History As researchers learn that more health conditions have genetic links, knowing your personal and family health history becomes more important than ever. Upcoming holiday gatherings with family members can be a good time to sit down and
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Risk Outweighs Benefit

A Daily Aspirin Doesn’t Prolong Life: Study An aspirin a day may not keep the doctor away, according to a trio of studies published in the New England Journal of Medicine on Sept. 16. Instead, the Aspirin in Reducing Events in the Elderly (ASPREE) studies of nearly 20,000
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