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Two ways companies can help workers control their blood pressure

September 20, 2012

Two U.S. companies who were recently recognized for their achievements in helping employees manage their blood pressure attribute that success to some specific techniques.


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Kenyan plant workers face high lead exposures

September 13, 2012

Workers at plants in Kenya where lead acid batteries are made and recycled have dangerously high levels of lead in their blood that puts them at risk for serious health effects, according to a new study published in Environmental Health News.


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Blood pressure out of control for many Americans

Serious health risk needs more attention at every healthcare visit
September 5, 2012

The majority of people with high blood pressure are being treated with medicine and have seen a doctor at least twice in the past year, yet their condition is still not under control, according to a new Vital Signs report from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.


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Blood type may influence heart disease risk

Types A, B, and AB associated with a higher risk for coronary heart disease
August 22, 2012

People with blood type A, B, or AB had a higher risk for coronary heart disease when compared to those with blood type O, according to new research published in Arteriosclerosis, Thrombosis and Vascular Biology, an American Heart Association journal.


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Cintas introduces GlucoBurst for diabetes management in the workplace

Blood sugar control made easier with new solution for first-aid cabinets
July 10, 2012

Cintas Corporation (NASDAQ: CTAS), a leader in first-aid and safety products, today announced the availability of GlucoBurst, a blood sugar control product for its first-aid cabinets.


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Need for blood donations increasing worldwide, say health experts

WHO calls for more people to donate regularly
June 26, 2012

Increasing life expectancy, an aging population and chronic diseases are placing an increasingly larger demand on global blood supplies, driving the need for more volunteers, say health experts.


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Study: One size doesn’t fit all when treating blood pressure in diabetics

June 24, 2012

Aggressive efforts to lower blood pressure in people with diabetes are paying off – perhaps too well, according to a new study.


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Lead gets a new label from CDC

Funding for lead poisoning prevention nearly eliminated
May 29, 2012

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) announced that it is accepting its advisory committee’s recommendation to redefine the level at which children are considered to have too much lead in their blood and to focus the nation’s attention on preventing lead exposure.


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Health Experts: know your stroke riisks

May 12, 2012

May is American Stroke Month and the American Heart Association (AHA) and American Stroke Association (ASA) are using the occasion to remind us that managing our blood pressure is the most important thing we can do to help reduce our chances of having a stroke.


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Mega-doses of vitamin C may lower blood pressure

April 20, 2012

Taking large doses of vitamin C may moderately reduce blood pressure, according to an analysis of years of research by Johns Hopkins scientists.


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