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Your Risk Factors for Stroke May Be Higher Than You Know

Do you know if you are at risk for a stroke?  If you think you’re not old enough to suffer this fate consider the fact that stroke, which is caused by a sudden loss of blood flow to the brain, is the number three cause of death and the leading cause of disability in the U.S.   The two mostContinue Reading

Why Monitoring Your Cholesterol Levels Is So Important at Menopause

There are two facts about cholesterol that mid-life women should be concerned about: the first is that too high a level of low-density lipoprotein (LDL) Cholesterol (the bad kind) in your blood stream increases your risk of heart disease; and second, a woman’s LDL cholesterol rises markedly – as much as 10 percent – during the year before and afterContinue Reading