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New Guidelines for High Blood Pressure. Are You at Risk?

If you think your blood pressure is normal and you don’t need to be concerned, you may need to check again. Heart experts have issued new guidelines for high blood pressure, which means nearly half of all adults may now have blood pressure that is considered high.

Kindness Is Always in Season

Do you think you are kind? Although most of us act on kindness and service during the holidays, most don’t make kindness a priority beyond November and December. Although people may not agree on the process of being kind, there’s no doubt the world could use more of it, especially after the holidays are over.

6 Life-Saving Facts about Carbon Monoxide Poisoning

Carbon monoxide poisoning can cause permanent injuries or death and should be taken very seriously. It is vital that preventative measures are taken to keep carbon monoxide from building up, and to have detectors to help alert people to danger. With appropriate preventative measures and immediate treatment, lives can be saved.

Volunteering may be for others, but the benefits belong to YOU

Many people believe their volunteer experiences changed the way they saw the people around them and developed a better appreciation of what they had. In fact, volunteering makes people healthier, smarter, and more successful while also helping the community. Here are four benefits of sharing our time with others.

6 Easy Ways to Feel Gratitude When You’ve Seen It All

When you reach that point in your life when it seems you’ve seen it all and done it double that amount, it’s hard to stay fully aware of the amazing blessings in your life all of the time. So when you find yourself grumbling about the good old days, consider these six blessings and compare them to day’s past.

How One Hour Could Save Your Life

Approximately one in eight women will be diagnosed with breast cancer in their lifetime. And the best defense against this disease is to know the risks, recognize the early symptoms, and act on early detection.

Can a Banana a Day Keep the Doctor Away? The Benefits of Potassium

Doctors say we need 4,700 milligrams daily, but studies show most people aren’t getting enough potassium in their diet. Low levels affect sleep, muscles, heart rhythms, joints, digestion, anxiety levels, blood pressure, and balance. If you are looking for an effective way to feel better, here are four reasons potassium is essential for good health.

3 Ways Mobile Technology Is Cool for Seniors

If you think mobile technology is limited to young people — think again. Research shows that four in every ten seniors now own smartphones, and roughly half of older adults who own cell phones have some type of smartphone.

4 Ways Gratitude Is Good for You

Gratitude is a practice of the mind that benefits both the mind and body whether you suffer from chronic pain, are feeling the effects of advanced age, or just want to stand at the helm of your own health.