New Blood Pressure Guidelines

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Studies have shown that people with systolic blood pressures of 130 to 139 or diastolic pressures of 80 to 89 are twice as likely to have a heart attack or stroke. Both of those disorders almost always cause a person to lose their quality of life for the rest of their lives. Both could also be terminal, leaving one with no quality of life.

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Keep Your Child’s Feet Happy and Healthy

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Whether it’s a precious baby’s first steps or a quick-maneuvering teenager’s winning soccer goal, healthy feet and sure-footedness make milestones in a child’s life possible. Starting at birth, pay close attention to your little one’s feet to ensure a solid foundation as your youngster grows.

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Impacts of Stress in Childhood

Research finds that going through tough times as a kid can have a developmental impact on the brain. In the studies (referenced below), the adult brains of people who were raised in a stressful environment before the age of six were smaller than the brains of adults who had a less stressful childhood. This result was also impacted by the child’s ability to cope with the stress. Often if the child had no means of releasing stress they would internalize the stresses experienced years earlier – ruminating and bottling up emotions.

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