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High blood pressure, the silent killer

Blood pressure is the force on artery walls as blood moves through the body. Normal blood pressure is lower than 120/80, but it goes up and down naturally during the day. Blood pressure that stays high over time is called high blood pressure or hypertension. It usually has no symptoms and many people don’t know they have it.   


The not-so-obscure origins of heart failure

With heart failure, also called congestive heart failure, the heart muscle is weakened and does not pump as strongly as it should. The blood flow slows and fluid can build up in your lungs or other parts of your body. This does not mean that your heart has stopped pumping blood. Because heart failure does not go away, you will need to learn how to manage your condition.


You should be doing this after a heart attack...

Lots of people go on to live full lives after a heart attack. These people make changes to how they live. They get treatment for heart disease. This keeps them from having more heart attacks.   


Heart attack is coming!

A heart attack is when blood flow to the heart becomes blocked. The heart can’t get oxygen and begins to die. Most heart attacks happen when plaque (a waxy substance) builds up in the arteries over time. Heart attack is also called myocardial infarction.


How can I prevent getting sexually transmitting diseases and HIV?

Sexually transmitted diseases (STDs) are infections that you can get from having sex. You can get an STD if you have sex with someone who has an STD. It does not matter if you are straight, gay, lesbian, bisexual or transgender. Any person who has sex (vaginal, anal or oral) can get an STD.



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