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Why it is vital to get the blood pressure reading from BOTH of your arms

Have you had your blood pressure checked in one arm and the reading seemed ‘normal’? Typically it is checked by your GP or another healthcare professional, or you can even do it yourself with a home testing kit. A reading … Continue reading

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A healthy lifestyle could reduce high blood pressure as effectively as drugs

Whilst we all know that exercising regularly, keeping our weight down, drinking in moderation and eating plenty of vegetables can affect our blood pressure, new research suggests that it can reduce the risk of developing high blood pressure, by two thirds. Continue reading

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Could a ‘Virtual Doctor’ improve patient care and save money?

For many elderly patients particularly ones suffering from diseases such as chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD), heart disease or diabetes, getting to the doctors can be an ordeal. Such patients need to have their vital signs and other parameters regularly … Continue reading

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New American studies highlight the problems of obesity

Obesity is widely recognised as being a global epidemic and worldwide obesity has more than doubled since 1980. Here are some key facts about the condition that go some way to showing the seriousness of it: . In 2008, more … Continue reading

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