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What You Should Know About High Blood Pressure

Despite a new understanding of the largely preventable disease, deaths from the ‘silent killer’ are steadily climbing

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High blood pressure is often called the “silent killer” because its first symptoms are typically serious: a heart attack or stroke. Deaths related to the disease, also called hypertension…



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Independent journalist covering physical health & mental wellness, author of “Make Sleep Your Superpower: A Guide to Greater Health, Happiness & Productivity.”