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Weekly Recap in Health News: December 13, 2013

Here is the recap of this week’s news in health:

5 natural ways to lower blood pressure    If you don’t have high blood pressure now, odds are you will. About 31 percent of adult Americans have hypertension, but more than 66 percent of people over age 60 do, because blood pressure tends to increase with age.

Health Check: New unit for Stroke Center at Rhode Island Hospital   It’s been a few months since John Tamburro, at the insistence of his wife Karen, made a trip to the emergency department at Rhode Island Hospital.

High Cholesterol & Breast Cancer: Are They Linked?   High cholesterol is always a culprit for many health issues. Now, a new finding is also added to the list of risks of high cholesterol. High cholesterol can lead to growth and spread of breast cancer, says a report of IANS.

Women Go Red To Raise Awareness Of Heart Health   Women wore red Friday to reinforce a life-saving message. The American Heart Association’s held its tenth-annual Go Red for Women luncheon, turning the downtown Ramada’s Grand Ballroom into a sea of shades of the title color.

Impact of yoga on blood pressure and quality of life in patients with hypertension   Medical treatment of hypertension is not always sufficient to achieve blood pressure control. Despite this, previous studies on supplementary therapies, such as yoga, are relatively few.