People with kidney problems, especially those on dialysis, should not eat too many potassium-rich foods. The health care provider will recommend a special diet High blood pressure usually has no symptoms. The only way to find out if you have high blood pressure is to get regular blood pressure checks from your health care provider If you already have high blood pressure, it is important to prevent it from getting worse or causing complications. You should get regular medical care and follow your prescribed treatment plan. Your plan will include healthy lifestyle habit recommendations and possibly medication. For reliable information on blood pressure, or any health related topic, contact the Health Information Center . Staffed by…
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Surgeon jumps from bridge after divorce from TV personality wife
A top local surgeon and the ex-husband of ABC News’ chief women’s health correspondent killed himself by leaping off the George Washington Bridge, it was reported Sunday. Dr. Robert Ash…
What is a nurse practitioner? Sue Carmody, ARNP, Stanwood.
What is a nurse practitioner? Sue Carmody, ARNP, explains the partnership between physician and practitioner and the ways their treatment is the same and dif...
Why are many women at risk of ovarian cancer not aware of it?
The color teal in September represents Ovarian Cancer Awareness Month. This may be the most difficult women's cancer to detect and treat, yet many women are unaware of the risks.
Men's Health and What You Need to Know
Men's Health and What You Need to Know - Though it is important for everyone to take steps towards a healthy lifestyle, men have additional risk factors that are important to consider. Take action to be healthy and encourage the men in your life to make their health a priority. Here are some simple things you can do every day to stay [...]
Harvard Study Unveils What Meditation Literally Does To The Brain
Numerous studies have proven the many physiological benefits of meditation, and the latest one comes from Harvard University. An eight week study conducted by Harvard researchers at Massachusetts General Hospital (MGH) determined that meditation literally rebuilds the brain’s grey matter in just eight weeks. It’s the very first study to document that meditation produces changes […]