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  • A delicious way to lower blood pressure The secret to lower blood pressure may be inside your refrigerator right now. New research shows that regular intake of probiotics—the microbes found in yogurt and some cheeses that are beneficial for digestive health—may help lower blood pressure. Read more...
  • PAD screening at Deborah Deborah will offer a peripheral artery disease (PAD) screening, Saturday, Sept. 27, 2014. Visit www.deborah.org and click on the PAD link to see if you qualify. Read more...
  • Don’t judge your pills by their appearance If you take medication regularly, you’ve probably gotten to know the typical color and size of the pills you take. But what would you do if next month’s prescription looked different? Read more...
  • Wait on surgery after stroke People who’ve had a stroke face significantly higher complication risks from elective surgery shortly after, a new study says. After studying data from more than 480,000 people, researchers found that the risk of another stroke, heart attack or cardiovascular death was much higher for stroke survivors who underwent elective surgery during the nine months following their stroke. Read more...
  • Diabetes medication effectiveness may differ by ethnicity Metformin, a first-line treatment for diabetes, may produce different effects on blood sugar control for different ethnicities. In a new study in the Journal of Clinical Endocrinology & Metabolism, researchers found that African-Americans experienced a better blood sugar response to the medication. Read more...