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Air pollution is a contributing factor to the development of several diseases, including heart disease, lung disease, strokes, prematurity, brain damage, kidney disease and diabetes. A new study determined a nutritional supplement can reduce air pollution induced tissue and organ damage.




Two studies have determined consuming beverages containing a certain ingredient is linked to a significant increase in the risk of developing cardiovascular (heart) disease, type 2 diabetes and stroke.



Job related stress is a significant contributor to our physical health and emotional well-being. A recent meta-analysis of six studies has found evidence that jobs with high mental or physical stress may be linked to a higher risk for stroke. Those with high stress jobs – jobs with high demand and low control had a 22% increase in stroke.


Untreated high blood pressure, or hypertension, wreaks havoc on the body, leading to heart disease and stroke. New research from the University of Alabama at Birmingham published in the journal Stroke shows that, although HBP medications are beneficial, it is as risky to wait for the condition to develop and then treat it to a controlled level.



When I was in medical school at Duke, there was a lot of talk about the type A personality as a risk factor for having a heart attack. Over the decades studies have found that the primary risk factor and predictor in this personality was hostility (unresolved anger). How do you deal with your anger? Do you have healthy ways to resolve it, or do you “just let it rip?”

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