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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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You’re So Vein

Varicose Veins Unlikely to Become Clots Similar to leaky pipes, veins, as they return blood to the heart, sometimes fail to close completely. They stretch out and subsequently leak near the surface of the skin, creating spider or varicose veins that may cause discomfort. Dr.
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Color Blind

Heavy Smoking Can Damage Vision: Study Smoking isn’t just bad for your heart and lungs, it can damage your vision as well, according to a recent study co-authoried by researchers at Rutgers University. The study found that smoking more than 20 cigarettes a day can damage
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