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Diet Soda Health Risks

Diet Soda Health Risks

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Learn more about the diet soda health risks, including increased risk factors for stroke and heart attack, and what other actions you can take to lose weight.

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Filed Under: Stroke

Salt and High Blood Pressure

Salt and High Blood Pressure

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Find out more about dietary salt and high blood pressure, and what Dr. Stephen Sinatra recommends to prevent and treat his patients’ high blood pressure levels.

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Q&A: Bypass Surgery: Do I Need It?

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You need bypass surgery when blocked arteries lead to an unsatisfactory quality of life or a high risk of heart attack. "Unsatisfactory" in this case means frequent bouts of angina or shortness of breath with minimal exertion.

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Isolated Systolic Hypertension

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Isolated systolic hypertension or ISH is when just the top number of your blood pressure reading is too high. The top number of your blood pressure reading reflects the systolic pressure, or the amount of pressure being generated when the heart is contracting.

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Filed Under: Heart Health