Energy Drinks and Your Heart’s Health

You might be wondering if energy drinks have a negative effect on your heart. Read on to see the relationship between energy drinks and your heart’s health. Energy Drinks have been on the rise over the past decade. About 30% of Americans ages 12 through 17 drink energy drinks daily! That’s almost 1/3 of America’s […]

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5 Heart Health Myths that are Dangerously Wrong

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There are so many myths out there about your health. You’ve heard the classic: Wait 30 minutes after eating to swim. We all know that’s not true! Did you know that there are other health myths that are just as ridiculous but are widely believed? Read these 5 heart health myths that are dangerously wrong! […]

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DOT Blood Pressure Requirements

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So, your DOT physical is coming up and you need to make sure your blood pressure will pass the test. The DOT has rigorous requirements for blood pressure, and you can’t afford to not get the certification you need. Let’s dive into the DOT exam, blood pressure, and what you can do to lower your […]

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Researchers Find a Way to Measure Blood Pressure with a Selfie

Being able to measure blood pressure with a selfie video sounds like science fiction—but research done in China and Canada shows that it is possible. The Study At the University of Toronto, Kang Lee, a developmental psychologist, and postdoctoral researcher Paul Zheng developed a way to measure blood pressure using the light captured from a […]

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Blood Circulation and Sleep

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You may not realize how closely blood circulation and sleep are linked. A good night’s rest is important for many aspects of our health, and good blood circulation is one of them. It’s a never-ending cycle, because poor circulation can also increase feelings of tiredness and fatigue. On the flip side, good sleep can lower […]

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CBD and High Blood Pressure

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CBD is short for cannabidiol, which comes from the cannabis plant. Unlike its relative THC (tetrahydrocannabidiol), CBD does not cause a psychoactive high. It does, however, interact with the same endocannabinoid system. The endocannabinoid system (or ESC) is made of cannabinoid receptors and messengers and plays a role in pain reception, emotional well-being, appetite, and […]

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How to Treat Raynaud’s Disease and Live Better

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Raynaud’s disease, also known as Raynaud’s phenomenon and Raynaud’s syndrome, limits blood circulation to certain areas of your body – usually the toes and fingers – and causes them to turn numb and cold. The disease tends to be more common among women and people who reside in cold climates. Raynaud’s disease won’t incapacitate most […]

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Heart Failure in Young Adults Increasing

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Recent rises of Heart Failure in young adults have doctors concerned. Heart Failure refers to the heart not pumping enough blood for the body’s needs. (Contrary to what people often think, it does not mean your heart has stopped beating.) It is the leading cause of hospitalization for people over 65, but now hospitals are […]

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How to Fix Poor Circulation

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Having good blood circulation is necessary for your body to get oxygen and nutrients to your cells and to remove waste. Poor circulation can lead to health problems – from a numbness or pain in the limbs to heart attack and stroke. Fortunately, there are many simple ways you can fix poor circulation. Causes Low […]

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Heart Disease Risk Factors

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There are so many heart disease risk factors it’s hard to keep them all straight. Some are beyond your control, like family history. Others are within your sphere of influence, lifestyle choices you can start making today. No matter what, it’s important to know what the factors are and what to keep a close watch on […]

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