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Eat Like You are Going in For Surgery

December 8, 2017
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Eat Like You are Going in For Surgery

Prepare yourself for surgery. These are the same kind of things you can do to be healthy the year round. So you want to treat your body as if you were getting it ready for surgery. Here are things to

Black People and the ‘Vegan Way’

December 1, 2017
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Black People and the ‘Vegan Way’

Going vegan (becoming a vegetarian) is not news. That many black people are vegans is not news. But putting a black spin on the vegan culture is news.

Many thought that being a vegetarian is a white thing. But it

Salt and High Blood Pressure are Partners

November 24, 2017
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Salt and High Blood Pressure are Partners

More Americans than ever have high blood pressure.

The link between salt (sodium) and hypertension (high blood pressure) is clear. Consuming too much salt will raise your blood pressure.

The goal of experts is to reduce the amount of salt

Blood Pressure: Do You Need It?

November 17, 2017
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Blood Pressure: Do You Need It?

Yes, you do. If you do not have blood pressure, it means you are dead. So we all need blood pressure. What we do not need is high blood pressure. Hypertension is another name for high blood pressure. Both phrases

Toddlers and Tantrums

November 3, 2017
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Toddlers and Tantrums

The tantrums of a toddler are normal. Except when they are not. Advice for parents is available from experts.

First, the wrong thing for a parent to do is to get angry.

A doctor said, “What are tantrums made of?

The Easy Way to Make a Better Child

October 20, 2017
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The Easy Way to Make a Better Child

Reading is the key to life. You cannot be successful in school or on the job without being able to read. Everybody knows that.

What is less understood are the other good things reading brings.

Reading to the child growing

Your Child’s Blood Pressure Matters

October 13, 2017
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Your Child’s Blood Pressure Matters

Most kids do not have their blood pressure taken when they go to the doctor. Many of them will have elevated blood pressure. Doctors find fewer that one out of four of the cases.

Most children do not suffer because

Migraine Headaches: Go Away!

September 22, 2017
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Migraine Headaches: Go Away!

Many suffer from migraine headaches. One wrote:

If you’ve never had a migraine, I have two things to say to you:

 1) You’re damn lucky.

2) You can’t begin to imagine how awful they are.

Millions of people get migraine

Next Global Challenges: Heart Diseases and Epidemics

September 15, 2017
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Next Global Challenges: Heart Diseases and Epidemics

Big money may be able to make big things happen. The Bloomberg, Gates and Zuckerberg foundations are getting together. They will spend $225 million on health programs.

Why heart diseases and epidemics? The director of the project says those two

Do Not Argue. Get Some Sleep.

September 8, 2017
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Do Not Argue. Get Some Sleep.

There is an old song that goes:

“Lucky, lucky, lucky me, I’m a lucky son of a gun, I work eight hours, I sleep eight hours, I have eight hours of fun.”

It is having eight hours of sleep that

Features

Eat Like You are Going in For Surgery

Prepare yourself for surgery. These are the same kind of things you can do to be healthy the year round....

Black People and the ‘Vegan Way’

Going vegan (becoming a vegetarian) is not news. That many black people are vegans is not news. But putting a...

Salt and High Blood Pressure are Partners

More Americans than ever have high blood pressure.

The link between salt (sodium) and hypertension (high...

Blood Pressure: Do You Need It?

Yes, you do. If you do not have blood pressure, it means you are dead. So we all need blood...

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