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U.S. Study Finds Significant Gender and Racial Disparities in Secondary Stroke Preventative Measures

At the 2019 International Stroke Conference in Hawaii, researchers from the University of Kansas School of Medicine presented data they have been analyzing since 2015, of 18,269 stroke patients in the United States. For each patient, they noted: exercise, diet, smoking cessation, body mass index, blood pressure, medication use, and alcohol intake. The researchers concluded

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Get Your Zzzs! Your Heart Will Thank You!

We all know that not getting enough sleep at night can leave us feeling groggy and out of sorts during the day. But a study published in an issue of the journal, Nature, recommends that adults need eight hours of sleep every night and teenagers need over nine hours. They do not recommend sleeping less

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Dealing with Your Addiction Triggers During the Holidays

Whether you are a recovering addict or still struggling with an active addiction, you are always in a battle to avoid triggers to those destructive behaviors that can harm your mental or physical health. During the holiday season, these triggers abound, and one must be prepared to deal with them head-on to avoid relapse or

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December is Safe Toys & Gifts Month – Give Merrily and Safely

Tis’ the season of giving and as we joyfully enter into this holiday season once again, public health officials and healthcare organizations are reminding us all to be vigilant and mindful of the hazards associated with certain toys, age specifications and overall safety guidelines. Prevent Blindness America is the main sponsor for this campaign and

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December is National Drunk & Drugged Driving Prevention Month

By Presidential Proclamation, December has been designated National Drunk & Drugged Driving Prevention Month. During this season of cheer and holiday parties, the public is always urged to exercise caution before getting behind the wheel as there are serious consequences to impaired driving. The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration reports that drunk and drugged driving

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“Act Against AIDS” – HIV/AIDS Awareness is a Year-Long Effort

December is recognized as HIV/AIDS Awareness Month. Throughout the year, special days have been designated as National HIV/AIDS Awareness Days, as they target vulnerable groups with higher than normal incidence of the disease. By raising awareness, encouraging testing, and treatment, the goal is to save lives through prevention and to minimize the stigma associated with

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