Posts Tagged ‘stroke’

Stroke – Signs and Risk Factors

A stroke is when something blocks blood flow to part of the brain or when a blood vessel in the brain bursts. This can cause brain damage, disability, and even death. Stroke is the fifth leading cause of death in the United States. High blood pressure, smoking, and having a history of a stroke increase […]


High Blood Pressure – What You Need to Know

Did you know nearly 1 in 3 American adults have high blood pressure? High blood pressure will not go away without treatment such as lifestyle changes or physician prescribed medications. Blood pressure is the force of blood flow inside your blood vessels. Blood pressure measurement consists of two numbers. The first number is the pressure […]


Benefits of Quitting Smoking

Quitting smoking can be a difficult task for most people. Nicotine is very addictive which is why smokers crave cigarettes. However, there is no safe amount of cigarette smoke. When you smoke your blood carries toxins to every organ in your body. After quitting for just 20 minutes your body begins to heal itself. Here […]