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Complications of High Blood Pressure

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When your blood pressure is too high for too long, it damages your blood vessels – and LDL (bad) cholesterol begins to accumulate along tears in your artery walls. This increases the workload of your circulatory system while decreasing its efficiency. As a result, high blood pressure puts you at…

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What is Blood Pressure?

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February is American Hearth Month Blood pressure is the force of blood pushing against blood vessel walls. It is measured in millimeters of mercury (mm Hg). Blood pressure is written as two numbers, such as 112/78 mm Hg. The top, systolic, number is the pressure when the heart beats. The…

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National Women Physicians Day

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February 3 is annually celebrated as National Women Physicians Day and marks the birthday of Dr. Elizabeth Blackwell, the first woman to receive a medical degree in the United States in 1849.   At Northern Nevada HOPES, we are fortunate to have some amazing women physicians like Dr. Goswami, our…

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