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Blood Pressure and Aging: What Every Senior Should Know

Patient Blood Pressure Test

As you grow older, you may encounter a number of age-related health challenges, from arthritis and osteoporosis to high blood pressure, also called hypertension. Individuals aged 65 and older develop this condition three times as commonly as those aged 20 to 44.

Because high blood pressure can increase the risks for heart attack, stroke, kidney failure, and other issues, you need to understand how high blood pressure affects seniors, how to interpret age-related changes in blood pressure, and what you can do to control the problem. Here are some key points to consider.

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What to Know About Spring Tree Pollen Allergies

Spring Tree Pollen Allergies

Springtime presents an influx of pollinating plants that may flare up your allergies and asthma. Some of the biggest spring pollen allergy-causing plants in Minnesota are trees. Trees become massive pollen producers soon after they re-foliate. In fact, if you shake some trees during the spring, you can actually see large clouds of pollen exude from them.

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What You Need to Know Before Your First Mammogram

First MammogramIn 2020, more than 270,000 women will have a new invasive breast cancer diagnosis. Mammography can help to protect you, finding cancer before it grows or spreads. If you have never had a mammogram, take a look at the answers to the top questions women have about this diagnostic imaging test.

What Is a Mammogram?

A mammogram is an x-ray of your breasts. This inside-the-body picture allows the medical provider to see the interior of the breast and detect irregularities. Mammogram can find tumors before you can feel them manually.

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Eight Things You Can Do to Keep Your Heart Healthy

Healthy Heart Your heart’s health plays an important part in your well-being and quality of life to take steps to keep your heart healthy so it remain strong throughout your life. Healthy habits are key to keeping your heart healthy and reducing cardiovascular problems overall. eight healthy habits help your heart health.

1. Exercise Regularly

Aim for a minimum of ten minutes of moderate physical activity a day. If you can do more, then go right ahead, as long as know your limits. Ten minutes is perfect if you are just starting out in order to avoid injuries. Increase the amount of time as you gain strength.

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