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Study: High blood pressure and prediabetes together increase risk to heart


High blood pressure and prediabetes together may do more harm to the body than either one alone.

The first study of its type looking into the association between slightly elevated blood sugar levels and high blood pressure found that prediabetes didn’t increase cardiovascular risk by itself. […]

April 18th, 2018|Categories: Diabetes, Health, High Blood Pressure, Obesity, Research, Stroke|Tags: , , , , , , , , |Comments Off on Study: High blood pressure and prediabetes together increase risk to heart

Twins who participated in ‘The Biggest Loser’ help each other stay healthy


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Luis and Roberto Hernandez shed hundreds of pounds together as contestants on “The Biggest Loser.” Today, they still are working to keep one another on track.

They’re each other’s biggest cheerleaders and they also hold each other accountable if they don’t eat right or […]

Gemelos que participaron en ‘The Biggest Loser’ se mantienen sanos juntos


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Luis y Roberto Hernandez perdieron decenas de libras juntos cuando fueron concursantes en la serie “The Biggest Loser.” Hoy, siguen esforzándose juntos para seguir encarrilados.

Son, uno para el otro, sus más alentadores seguidores. También se confrontan cuando no comen bien o no hacen […]

STORIES FROM THE HEART: After years of denial, heart attack prompts TV news anchor to face the facts – and share them with his community

As the anchor of a morning TV news show in Cedar Rapids, Iowa, Scott Sanborn had to be an early riser. In hopes of getting in some exercise before work, he set the alarm clock even earlier and hopped on his wife’s glider at 1:30 a.m.

Within a few minutes, […]

Learn the risks for diabetes

Diabetes, a major risk factor for heart disease and stroke, affects nearly 26 million people. Another 79 million have prediabetes and are at risk of developing diabetes, but only 11 percent are aware of it.

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention estimates that, if current trends continue, as many […]

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