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23
Apr

Getting Blood Pressure Under Control

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High blood pressure is a major risk factor for heart disease and stroke, both of which are leading causes of death in the US. Nearly one-third of all American adults have high blood pressure and more than half of them don’t have it under control.*
 

Why is blood pressure control so important to health?

When your blood pressure is high:

  1. You are 4 times more likely to die from a stroke
  2. You are 3 times more likely to die from heart disease

Even blood pressure that is slightly high can put you at greater risk.

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Many people are surprised to learn what counts as a drink.
19
Apr

What Is a Standard Alcohol Drink?

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What does moderate drinking mean?

According to the Dietary Guidelines for Americans, moderate alcohol consumption is defined as having up to 1 drink per day for women and up to 2 drinks per day for men.

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02
Apr

5 Things You Didn't Know About Pistachios

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Move over, almonds and walnuts, there's a new superstar nut in town! ~ Pistachios, the creamy, buttery, heart-healthy nut

THE SKINNY NUTS

Clocking in at about 3 to 4 calories per nut, pistachios--a.k.a. "skinny nuts"--have fewer calories than just about any other nut. (Plus, studies have shown that if you eat pistachios in their shells, you will eat less overall; the act of shelling slows consumption, and the leftover shells serve as a visual cue to the eater to limit intake.)
 

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 Susan G. Komen LA Reveals New Superhero to Fight Breast Cancer “Adira Strong”
23
Mar

Susan G. Komen LA Reveals New Superhero to Fight Breast Cancer “Adira Strong”

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Meet Adira Strong!

Breast cancer's new super heroine, designed and brought to life by Nicole Chilelli for Susan G. Komen Los Angeles to help raise awareness in the fight against breast cancer.

Bald, Proud, Strong and Beautiful.

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