Archive for June, 2019

Understanding Your Hypertension and How to Treat It

Blood pressure is the force of blood pushing against your arteries. There are two numbers used to determine your blood pressure: systolic, which measures the pressure your heart creates when it contracts and pushes blood out; and diastolic, which measures the pressure when your heart relaxes and fills with blood. When blood pressure is high, […]

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Archive for June, 2019

How to Effectively Manage Your High Blood Pressure

High blood pressure (hypertension) is the largest preventable and treatable risk factor for chronic disease in the world. More than 85 million people (1 in 3 adults) in the United States and more than 1 billion (40% of adults) in the world have hypertension. It is a major risk factor for stroke, heart attack, heart […]

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Archive for June, 2019

The Life-Changing Experience of Being a 3 a.m. Grandpa

I love 3 a.m. It was probably ingrained in me from my medical practice. Thirty years ago, during residency, I was on call every third night and got up multiple times at 3 a.m. to attend to patients. Even later, after the training, if a patient called, I got up and went in to see […]

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