Silent damages: Why you should keep track of your blood pressure

Understanding your blood pressure is vital when it comes to the quality of your heart and overall health. Here are some of the most important facts you should know about blood pressure and how you can maintain a healthy heart. What is blood pressure?  Blood pressure is related to the amount of pressure generated by your …





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A physician trained in space medicine brings skills to wound care

As far back as she can remember, Laurie Aten, MD, wanted to be part of the space program. Instead, she pursued a career in medicine. Then opportunity knocked. After practicing family medicine for four years, Dr. Aten applied for a residency in aerospace medicine at Wright State University in Ohio. “I decided if I was …





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Dark chocolate: Heart-healthy benefits on Valentine’s Day

It’s National Heart Month and what better way to say “I love you” this Valentine’s Day than with something that can help your loved ones be healthy – dark chocolate. But, it’s not just any chocolate. Dark chocolate is the chocolate of choice when you want to say “I love you” in a heart-healthy way. …





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Having a Heart Attack? What You Can Learn From One Patient’s Close Call

If you or a loved one is having a heart attack, don’t drive to the hospital. I repeat: “Do not drive to the hospital”. Call 911 immediately. That  advice may seem like common sense, but studies have found about 50 percent of heart attack patients either drive themselves or have someone drive them to the …





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