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For the fourth consecutive year, a diet created, studied and reported on by researchers at Rush University Medical Center has been ranked among the...

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New blood pressure guideline may help save 3 million from heart attacks and strokes

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Mutual appreciation key to saving marriage after a stroke

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Montmorency cherry juice could reduce high blood pressure as much as medicines

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Drinking tart Montmorency cherry juice can reduce high blood pressure as much as medicines, according to a recent study. The findings are published in The...
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Type 2 diabetes is a serious health problem worldwide. For people with high risk of diabetes and people already have the disease, a healthy...

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A same-day procedural therapy to improve glucose control for Type 2 diabetes patients will be investigated in a pilot study at The University of...

Long-term hot flashes may mean high breast cancer risk

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Having blood vessels of a healthy 20-year-old into your 70s is possible

In a recent study, researchers found that having the blood vessels of a healthy 20-year-old into one’s 70s is difficult but possible in Western...

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Many people have made New Year’s resolutions: Save money. Eat better. Lose weight. Stop smoking. Studies have shown that about 41 percent of people make...

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Being fit could help cut your risk of heart attack by half

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