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Eating for a Healthy Heart

Ryane Greene, MHS, RD, LDN

Eating heart healthy means filling your plate with whole foods and eating less processed foods. When it comes to eating for a healthy heart, there are several nutrients to consider, either to eat frequently or to consume in moderation. By changing the way we eat, we can decrease our chances of high cholesterol, high blood pressure, stroke, heart disease, along with other chronic diseases. READMORE...

You’re 8 Hours Away From Lower Blood Pressure

by Jennifer Mackenzie

You can’t just sleep away your problems, right? The answer is: sometimes you can. If the problem is high blood pressure, sleep is one of nature’s best remedies. “When you’re sleeping, your body is repairing and restoring itself,” says Dr. Sequia Holland-Ellis. “Elevated blood pressure is a response to various stresses on the body; if you’re well-rested, the body is under less stress, and blood pressure will reflect that.” READ MORE...

Onslow County Women and High Blood Pressure

In Onslow County and across the nation, more women are affected by high blood pressure and stroke than ever before, and African-American women are at greatest risk.

Did you know that the prevalence of high blood pressure (called hypertension) in African-Americans living in the United States is among the highest in the world?
According to National Institutes for Health (NIH) African-American women tend to develop high blood pressure earlier in life and have higher average blood pressures compared to white women. We know that hypertension increases the risk of stroke and congestive heart failure — and black women have high rates of both. The good news is that there are simple ways to combat these statistics and live a healthier, longer life! READ MORE...

Get ready to stop smoking for good with these five steps

Deciding to quit smoking is one of the best things you can do to improve your health and add years to your life. You’re more likely to quit for good if you prepare for your last cigarette and the cravings, urges and feelings that come with quitting. READ MORE...

What is stroke?

A stroke is a “brain attack”. It can happen to anyone at any time. It occurs when blood flow to an area of brain is cut off. When this happens, brain cells are deprived of oxygen and begin to die. When brain cells die during a stroke, abilities controlled by that area of the brain such as memory and muscle control are lost. READ MORE...



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