Category Archives: Know Your Numbers

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Don’t Ignore Your Snore

Snoring is a common occurrence in many households. However, if snoring happens frequently, it can affect the quantity and quality of your sleep. Some common concerns are poor sleep, daytime fatigue, irritability and increased health problems. (more…)
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The Breakdown on Blood Pressure

About 70 million American adults have high blood pressure – that’s one in three adults. Having high blood pressure is a major risk factor for heart attack and stroke, two of the leading causes of deaths in Leon County. In fact, high blood pressure contributes to about 1,000 deaths per day in our country. But…
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Tips for Healthy Hearing

Do you or a loved one seem to have a hard time participating in conversation when there is a lot of background noise? Is it embarrassing to keep asking people to repeat themselves? Have you changed your lifestyle because of hearing limitations? These are all common complaints of people suffering from hearing loss, but the…
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Read Before You Eat

With the holidays upon us, nutrition often takes a backseat. However, understanding the nutrition label is a great way to stay on top of your health this winter. Here is a crash course to help you make informed food choices. Serving Size The serving size is the amount of food from the packaging that has…
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Mondays Q and A: What can cause low magnesium?

Dear TMH: I have been taking magnesium tablets prescribed by my doctor but my magnesium is still low. Anything I can do to help it along while taking the tablets? Answer: Magnesium can be lost through two different mechanisms, the GI system and through the kidneys. This can happen with certain diseases such as uncontrolled diabetes as…
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How Women Can Manage Cholesterol

One in four American women has high blood cholesterol levels (240 mg/dL or higher), which is a major risk factor for CVD. Women with high cholesterol levels are more than twice as likely to develop heart disease as women with normal levels. Although excess weight tends to increase your blood cholesterol levels, heredity and diet…
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Women Risk Factors for Heart Disease

One of the reasons that heart disease kills so many American women is because many women don’t even know that they have it, and the risk factors for heart disease in women are often different from those in men. The good news is that many of the risk factors for CVD in women can be…
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