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Treating High Blood Pressure at Home

Treating High Blood Pressure

Many Americans suffer from high blood pressure (also referred to as “hypertension”). Hypertension is a huge risk factor for heart disease and stroke as well as other dangerous health problems. This means if you have high blood pressure, you need to treat it. Fortunately, there are ways of treating high blood pressure at home.  High…

Is Weekend Sleeping-In Bad for Your Health?

Sleeping-In

After a hard week of work, it’s not surprising that many people try to sleep-in during the weekend. The importance of sleep is well known, but sleeping-in may not actually be a healthy habit. Sleeping-In on the Weekend Won’t Help A study was recently conducted at Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine. It focused on…

Test Your Home For Radon Gas This January

The last thing you expect to give you lung cancer is your home’s indoor air. But if you don’t have your home tested for radon gas, that’s exactly what could happen. According to an assessment published by the EPA (Environmental Protection Agency) in 2003, radon gas causes an estimated 21,000 deaths a year. Unfortunately, a lot…

Immune Protein Flutters Like a Butterfly

Immune Protein

There’s a lot that we do not know about how viruses work; however, the continued work by research teams across the world is changing this. For example, a group of researchers at the Rutgers Robert Wood Johnson Medical School recently pinpointed a vital step in the process that allows the body to fight viruses. In…

Sudden Price Hikes on the Generic Drug Market

Generic Drug Market

Medication can be quite expensive, which is why many people opt to buy generic drugs instead of name-brand drugs. Generic drugs often do the exact same thing as name brand drugs but are much more affordable. Unfortunately, a new study by the USC Schaeffer Center for Health Policy & Economics revealed that generic drugs are going…