Debt Linked With High Blood Pressure, Poor Health Among Young Adults: Study

Adopt A Pet Research shows that pet owners have lower blood pressure (also: lower cholesterol and heart disease risk), thanks to the anxiety-reducing qualities of an animal companion. Work On Your Marriage In one 2008 study in the Annals of Behavioral Medicine, researchers found that happily married adults had better blood pressure than happily single and unhappily married adults. Get Moving This one’s a no-brainer, but exercise is one of the best ways to lower blood pressure. There are many ways that the simple act of moderate exercise can improve your blood pressure (and overall health). First, it helps with other risk factors for hypertension, like extra weight and stress. But exercise also improves the strength of your heart so that it can more effectively and efficiently pump blood, which lowers the pressure on the arteries.
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Kaiser’s Blood Pressure Study Wins in the War Against High Blood Pressure

A corrected version of the story is below: No copays, easier pills may reduce blood pressure Big blood pressure improvements seen with no copays, easier-to-use pills, researchers report By LINDSEY TANNER AP Medical Writer CHICAGO (AP) New research suggests giving patients easier-to-take medicine and no-copay medical visits can help drive down high blood pressure, a major contributor to poor health and untimely deaths nationwide. Those efforts were part of a big health care provider’s eight-year program, involving more than 300,000 patients with high blood pressure. At the beginning, less than half had brought their blood pressure under control. That increased to a remarkable 80 percent, well above the national average, the researchers said. The research involved Kaiser Permanente in Northern California, a network of 21 hospitals and 73 doctors’ offices, which makes coordinating treatment easier than in independent physicians’ offices.
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Correction: Blood Pressure Story

Some of the most influential aspects of the study was the use of a comprehensive registry of patients already having hypertension, with medical assistants visiting them for blood pressure measurement and utilizing single pills to deliver multiple drugs to them on a daily basis. “I think the most important part is all of the parts,” Jaffe said. “It’s the team, and let’s include the patient in that team as well. What we learned at Kaiser Permanente is that in order to really get very high rates of high blood pressure control you have to pay attention to it all of the time,” Jaffe said. “The patient and the doctor and the whole care system have to be persistent and methodical.” “Patients really liked it because it was shorter, more convenient and more affordable,” Jaffe said. Since high blood pressure affects over 67 million people, thats one in three adults, the Center for Disease Control and Prevention reported that heart attacks induced by high blood pressure contributed or caused 348,000 deaths in the year 2009 alone. Over the studys time span two years and progresses have been labeled as significant towards the studys overall progress: such as in 2005, they began using one pill with two drugs (lisinopril and diuretic) which proved to be cost effective as well as easier to take for consumers. The second positive was in 2007, the program began offering free follow-up visits for patients with medical assistants rather than doctors, to check blood pressure readings.
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Fitness Air Force way of life – live it!

Instead of drinking coffee, sodas and energy drinks that contain caffeine, which dehydrate, substitute them with water to rehydrate and assist in keeping joints operating smoothly. Fitness is also about a mental aspect. Working out can help clear the mind of the frustration Airmen deal with daily. Airmen should focus on the exercises and get everything out of it they can rather than staying distracted by what they have gone through or what they think they will go through. Set goals high, shooting for the minimum is an overall failure. Setting and going for the maximum provides a better mind set and urges Airmen to exceed the minimum standard which is what the Air Force is looking for. Only working out around test time will easily result in a lower goal and not being able to meet the minimum standard.
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Planet Fitness CEO reflects on successful business model

You name it, they’ve knocked on our door. We’ve been close a few times, but the partners were just not the right partners. TSG got our model. They get what we do and just want to give us some more reinforcement to grow this thing.
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What Does Your Digestive System Do?

E-mail You feel hungry, your stomach is growling to be fed, and your mouth is already watering with the saliva that will begin the digestive process: Even before you take that first bite of food, your digestive system is working for you. “The purpose of the digestive system is to allow us to enjoy and absorb food , which contains the nutrients of life,” says Kenneth Koch, MD, professor of medicine in gastroenterology and medical director of the Digestive Health Center at Wake Forrest University Baptist Medical Center in Winston-Salem, N.C. Digestive System in Action: How Foods Are Broken Down The foods you eat can only be used by your body after the entire digestive process takes place. They must first be dissolved and broken down into usable parts. This is done by digestive juices that contain digestive enzymes. Enzymes are proteins that speed up chemical reactions in the body. Heres how various foods aid your body: Carbohydrates.
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You need guts to be happy no matter what: The importance of a healthy digestive system for enhanced immunity

Recently there has been one more addition to the nervous system: The gut, also known as the enteric nervous system. It is ensconced inside sheaths of tissue found in the lining of the esophagus, stomach, small intestine and colon. It is known to have an important function in regulating our emotions. Isn’t it obvious why symptoms from the two brains are often the source of confusion? How intestinal flora aid digestion and foods that help build them Cells in the human digestive system lack some of the enzymes needed to break down certain types of food.
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Human eye movements for vision are remarkably adaptable

In the new study, MiYoung Kwon, Anirvan Nandy, and Tjan simulated a loss of foveal vision in six normally sighted young adults by blocking part of a visual scene with a gray disc that followed the individuals’ eye gaze. Those individuals were then asked to complete demanding object-following and visual-search tasks. Within three hours of working on those tasks, people showed a remarkably fast and spontaneous adjustment of eye movements . Once developed, that change in their “point of gaze” was retained over a period of weeks and was reengaged whenever their foveal vision was blocked. Tjan and his team say they were surprised by the rate of this adjustment. They note that patients with macular degeneration frequently do adapt their point of gaze, but in a process that takes months, not days or hours. They suggest that practice with a visible gray disc like the one used in the study might help speed that process of visual rehabilitation along.
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Blurred vision? Eye doctor myths exposed – learn how to exercise your eye muscles for restoring healthy vision and eliminating prescription glasses

How pinhole glasses exercise your ciliary muscles and help restore normal vision Looking through pinhole glasses, as simple as it sounds, causes the ciliary body of your eyes to engage in adaptive exercise that increases the range of motion of your ciliary muscles which control your lenses. This happens because the pinhole glasses are made with hundreds of tiny holes that change the light entering your eyes from an overpowering mass of light rays to a collection of lower-intensity, distinct light rays that effectively give your eyes a more “organized” pattern on which to focus. There’s probably a more technical explanation for all this, but the practical upshot is that all sorts of people who suffer from vision problems — myopia, hyperopia, presbyopia, astigmatism, computer vision syndrome, and so on — often report instantly improved clarity of vision when wearing these pinhole glasses. It’s not magic, it’s just physics. If you force your eye lens muscles to adapt by challenging them, they will usually respond with improved function over time (just like building leg strength by walking or jogging). Even better, many people report ongoing improvements in their vision even after taking off these pinhole glasses.
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LOCAL PEARLE VISION LICENSEE ADDS SECOND CENTER IN CANTON,…

We are committed to providing great customer service and continuing to serve as the neighborhoods trusted optical provider for all eye-care needs. The Ayers currently own and operate two Pearle Vision locations in Ohio and are eager to serve the community of Canton, since they have lived in North Canton for the past 20 years.The Ayers are active members in the community and serve the YMCA, Chamber of Commerce in Canton and the Jackson High School gymnastics program. “For more than 50 years, Pearle Vision has been committed to providing genuine eye care to patients through our doctor-centric business model,” said Srinivas Kumar, senior vice president and general manager, Pearle Vision. “It is great to see Theresa and Ronald Ayers expand their business, and we know that with Theresas extensive Pearle Vision experience, they will continue to deliver first-class eye care to all patients in Canton.” Pearle Vision has a significant legacy in the industry and has continued to outpace competitors by evolving to meet patients’ changing needs and providing quality products and services they desire. With more than 610 centers located throughout North America, the company offers best-in-class eye care provided by neighborhood doctors who are skilled optometrists, a principle created by Dr.
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Getting children the nutrition they need

Intensity Nutrition Introduces New Enhanced Formulas for Intense Workout Support

A recent study by the nonprofit Feeding America ranked the District second in the nation for child food insecurity, defined as not having access at all times to enough food for healthy living. The group estimates that one in four children in the nation experiences food insecurity. The problem becomes most acute in the summer. The Agriculture Department, which administers federally supported child nutrition programs, estimates that 21 million low-income children participate in free or reduced-price breakfast and lunch programs during the school year. That number shrinks to between 2 million and 3 million served by the USDAs summer meals program when school is out. The long-recognized gap has given rise to new initiatives, supported by additional federal funds, that seek to overcome the obstacles preventing children from getting proper nutrition. Hence the bus in Tennessee that takes food to children in rural areas who cant get to meal sites.
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Nutrition kicks the cigarette fix

We have focused exclusively on providing the right ingredients, in the right amounts, to give you everything you need and absolutely nothing that you dont need. Intensity Nutrition, founded in 2007, has a reputation in the marketplace for delivering precisely formulated nutritional products with no fillers or pixie dust. The company is proud to deliver these types of precise formulations in todays sports nutrition marketplace, ensuring customers that precise formulations of the Intensity Nutrition product line will always fall within the realm of the utmost safety and integrity. Manufactured in an audited facility and conforming to the guidelines of the WADA, NCAA, US Military, USDA, Certified GMP and being Informed Choice Certified, you can feel confident about Training With Intensity Nutritions Nutritional Sports Supplements. For more information about Intensity Nutrition and its no pixie dust product line, please visit http://www.IntensityNutrition.com for detailed information about all the products as well as full disclosure of the supplemental facts associated with each product.
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Fort Worth Nutrition Examiner

It is part of Japan and WFPs expanded partnership to scale-up joint nutrition efforts to support governments in Africa, with a particular focus on pregnant and breastfeeding mothers and young children who are most at risk from under nutrition. A statement signed by the WFP Ghana noted that the announcement of $1 million in support for Ghana and $500,000 for Sierra Leone was made during the visit to Ghana on August 7, by Dr Toshiko Abe, Japans Parliamentary Vice-Minister for Foreign Affairs. During the visit Dr Abe met with Felix Gomez, WFP Deputy Regional Director for West Africa. WFP is extremely grateful for Japans strong commitment, leadership and investment in improving the nutrition of vulnerable mothers and children. Childrens physical and intellectual development can be irreversibly damaged if they do not receive proper nutrition during the first 1,000 days, from conception until a child reaches two years of age.
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How is this done? From Maca to Mucuna, to alkalizing the body, nutrition is the yellow brick road for quitting smoking for good. In fact, the little “pep” smokers get from nicotine can easily be replaced with natural remedies, if the smokers only knew how, but hardly any cessation programs even mention nutrition, herbs or tinctures, and when they do, it’s only “touch and dismiss,” so the smokers don’t really ever research it, try it, or succeed with it. There is a method that has proven results, and quitting smoking isn’t just about ending a nicotine fix, it’s about reclaiming your healthy life and helping everyone around you that has to deal with second hand and yes, third hand smoke. In case you weren’t aware, second hand smoke kills 600,000 people worldwide every year. ( http://thechart.blogs.cnn.com ). Add to that a newfound mutagenic known as third hand smoke, which is toxic residue from cigarette smoke that adheres to practically every surface, including hair, skin, clothing, carpeting, ceilings, furniture and paint.
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WFP welcomes Japan’s contribution of $1.5m to nutrition

World Food Programme

Many times when we want to treat someone special, we take them for a nice steak. As a registered dietitian, I am often asked if steak is a &quot… HeartGift Fort Worth January 30, 2013 As we head into February and our thoughts turn to all things hearts, I am honored and excited to be working for HeartGift. As a dietitian, I know the effect heart conditions can have on children not only nutritionally… New Year’s Solutions December 31, 2012 As the Nutrition Examiner for Fort Worth, Texas, I have explored different aspects of nutrition throughout the city this year. When fueling oneself, eating healthy can make a big difference in overall health.
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