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The Scientific Link Between Alcohol and Breast Cancer in African American Women

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*Image: Huffington Post The scientific link between alcohol and breast cancer is strong, but most of the research backing it has been done in caucasian women, not diverse groups of women. Now, in a new analysis published in Cancer Epidemiology, Biomarkers & Prevention, scientists find the same risk of breast cancer among African-American women. They…


Could Your Heart’s Age be Older Than You Are? – InVite Health Blog

In a report published by the Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), officials estimate that 3 out of 4 adults in the United States have a predicted “heart age” older than their chronological age, which increases their risk of heart attack and stroke. Your heart’s age is calculated based on risk factors like high…


Study Suggests New Blood Pressure Guidelines for Those Over 50

According to CNN, about a third of adults in the U.S. suffer from hypertension, a leading risk factor for heart disease, stroke, kidney failure and other health problems. Recent government data provided by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services have indicated that between 1999 and 2014, the number of people who have their…


Supporting Approaches to Managing Hypertension By Jun Wang, MS

Also known as high blood pressure, hypertension is a common condition that measures the force of blood against the artery walls as your heart pumps oxygen rich blood throughout your body. There is normally a little resistance from the arteries which carry the blood and as the resistance increases due to vascular damage and stiffening,…


Stroke Prevention for Women: New Guidelines from the AHA

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Strokes are the fifth leading cause of death in men, but the third leading cause in women – even though the risk factors are similar for both genders. New guidelines published by the American Heart Association focus on stroke prevention in women, who suffer strokes more often because of extra physical factors that don’t apply…