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Pumping Up

Everybody knows that blood pressure affects health. We’ve become educated about the risks of high blood pressure or hypertension; untreated, it can lead to heart attacks, congestive heart failure, strokes, and kidney failure. And, it’s a common problem; 50 million Americans have blood pressure readings over 140/90–placing

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Boning Up

When bones lose calcium and get thinner the process is called osteoporosis. Over 26 million Americans have osteoporosis, and the overwhelming majority are women. This is a common phenomenon as people age, and the risk of breaking bones increases because of it. By age 65, one third

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Mother Lode

Each Mother’s Day, we celebrate the “Moms” in our lives. As nurturer, protector, and provider, Mother symbolizes safety and unconditional love. We build on childhood memories and imitate our parents, as we too, become parents. Even when childhood realities did not provide the idealized Mother/child experience, we

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