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High Blood Pressure: How (and why) to manage it

High Blood Pressure: How (and why) to manage it

At every check-up, one of the routine steps is a blood pressure check. Why is it so important?

High blood pressure is the single biggest risk factor for heart disease, heart attack, stroke, and other cardiovascular problems. But high blood pressure has no symptoms. The only way to know you have it is to check regularly.

A normal blood pressure reading is 120 over 80. While there is some variation from person to person, if your blood pressure is much higher than this, your health care provider will talk with you about the consequences of high blood pressure.

Tuesday, July 24, 2018 - 10:02
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Parkinson’s Support Group welcomes Struthers Center of Excellence speaker on July 25

Parkinson’s Support Group welcomes Struthers Center of Excellence speaker on July 25

Joan Gardner, RN will present an overview of Struthers Parkinson's Center, a designated Center of Excellence for Parkinson’s care, on Wednesday, July 25 to the Parkinson’s Support Group.

Struthers is designated by the Parkinson’s Foundation as an official Center of Excellence in Parkinson’s care. There are 45 designated Centers of Excellence worldwide; Struthers is the only Center of Excellence in Minnesota.

Monday, July 16, 2018 - 14:34
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Protect your health by recognizing and managing stress

Protect your health by recognizing and managing stress

Feeling stressed out? That can be hard on your health. Dr. Randolph Reister shares advice about recognizing and managing stress:

“We all feel a little stress from time to time. It’s a normal part of balancing school and work, family and friends, hobbies and activities. That feeling of being busy can actually be motivating.

Tuesday, July 3, 2018 - 13:02
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