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Healthy Living Tip #504

Take the part of your brain dedicated to your nail salon’s phone number and reassign it to your heart’s vital signs. These include blood pressure (which ideally should be below 115 over 75), LDL cholesterol (under 100), resting heart rate (under 70), and fasting blood sugar (under 100). If your numbers aren’t ideal, change your …

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Healthy Living Tip #463

Taking your pulse is an easy way to check the overall health of your heart, says Kenneth Ellenbogen, MD, vice-chairman of cardiology at Virginia Commonwealth University’s Medical College of Virginia Hospitals in Richmond. To take your pulse, place the first two fingers of one hand lightly on the inside of the opposite wrist, just below …