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Air pollution ups blood pressure

Air pollution ups blood pressure...

Air pollution can increase blood pressure to an extent that researchers say the increase could trigger a heart attack or stroke.

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Confusion over serving size

Confusion over serving size...

I laughed at this video! It shows how easily food labeling can trick us into believing a food is better for us than it is. A real eye opener.

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Video explains Coumadin

Video explains Coumadin...

Posted by KellieMyHS in INR News, Kellie's blog on September 30, 2009 | no responses | permalink

A pharmacist explains in a short video how Coumadin works, why doctors prescribe this blood thinner, and common side effects.

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Don’t pass the salt please!

Don’t pass the salt please!...

I found a great video which gives tips for choosing low salt and low sodium foods at your supermarket.

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How to start exercising

How to start exercising...

Posted by KellieMyHS in Kellie's blog, Other Health News on September 26, 2009 | no responses | permalink

Exercising can seem overwhelming when you don’t know where to start. I found a video that shows great exercises you can do at home which will get you started.

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Choosing healthy snacks

Choosing healthy snacks...

Posted by KellieMyHS in Diabetes News, Kellie's blog on September 25, 2009 | no responses | permalink

It’s important to eat snacks to keep your blood glucose levels up and give you energy. This video has some great healthy snack choices to consider.

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Meal timing affects weight

Meal timing affects weight...

Posted by KellieMyHS in Kellie's blog, Other Health News on September 22, 2009 | one response | permalink

Don’t eat when you should be asleep! A high-fat diet eaten during the sleepier time of the daily cycle increases your weight significantly compared to the same diet during awake times.

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If you have asthma, go for a swim

If you have asthma, go for a swim...

Posted by KellieMyHS in Asthma News, Kellie's blog on September 21, 2009 | no responses | permalink

Researchers found regular swimming to be an effective non drug alternative to treat asthma.

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Weight on the waist increases asthma risk

Weight on the waist increases asthma risk...

Posted by KellieMyHS in Kellie's blog, Other Health News on September 19, 2009 | no responses | permalink

Being overweight and obese is known to increase the risk of asthma. This study shows that weight women carry on the waist is especially important.

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Traffic noise increases blood pressure

Traffic noise increases blood pressure...

The noise of cars and trucks on busy roads is not just annoying. It may also be causing your blood pressure to rise, according to a new study.

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What is pre-diabetes?

What is pre-diabetes?...

Posted by KellieMyHS in Diabetes News, Kellie's blog on September 16, 2009 | no responses | permalink

The center for disease control reports that 54 million US adults have pre-diabetes. This video shows what pre-diabetes it and how to avoid it.

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Whole flaxseed helps cholesterol

Whole flaxseed helps cholesterol...

Posted by KellieMyHS in Cholesterol News, Kellie's blog on September 13, 2009 | no responses | permalink

Adding the whole flaxseed to your diet can lower your cholesterol levels, according to research that looked at the results of many flaxseed studies.

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Color coded meds don’t work for the color blind

Color coded meds don’t work for the color blind...

Posted by KellieMyHS in Asthma News, Kellie's blog on September 12, 2009 | no responses | permalink

A survey has shown that color coded drugs don’t work for the colorblind. Mistakes can be made especially for asthma inhalers and warfarin, and other drugs, that use different colors.

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The effects of high blood pressure

The effects of high blood pressure...

Posted by KellieMyHS in Blood Pressure News, Kellie's blog on September 11, 2009 | 2 responses | permalink

What happens to your brain, eyes, kidneys and heart when you have high blood pressure? I found a video which gives great insight into the effects of hypertension on the body.

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Five tips to avoid chronic disease

Five tips to avoid chronic disease...

Posted by KellieMyHS in Kellie's blog, Other Health News on September 8, 2009 | no responses | permalink

The results of a long term study of over 20,000 people has concluded with five real tips for a life without diabetes, cancer, stroke and heart attack.

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