Guide to Lowering Blood Pressure
Check out this helpful guide on how to lower your blood pressure. It provides handy charts on appropriate blood pressure levels, including the danger levels for hypertension, and it offers useful tips to help handle this condition.
None of the advice will surprise you, but it’s helpful to have it laid out in a well organized and easy-to-read manner. If you or a loved one is dealing with a blood pressure problem, check this out. It’s in a PDF format so you can print it out as well.
Government launches HealthCare.gov
There’s been tons of hype and misinformation regarding Health Care Reform. Many people still have no idea what the new laws entail.
The government has now launched HealthCare.gov in order to help Americans inform themselves about the new law and their insurance and health care options. The site helps you find insurance options, learn about prevention, compare care quality and more. Check it out!
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Christopher Hitchens discusses his “battle” with cancer
Christopher Hitchens was recently diagnosed with cancer, and he discusses his “battle” in a way that one he could.
It’s quite something, this chemo-poison. It has caused me to lose about 14 pounds, though without making me feel any lighter. It has cleared up a vicious rash on my shins that no doctor could ever name, let alone cure. (Some venom, to get rid of those furious red dots without a struggle.) Let it please be this mean and ruthless with the alien and its spreading dead-zone colonies. But as against that, the death-dealing stuff and life-preserving stuff have also made me strangely neuter. I was fairly reconciled to the loss of my hair, which began to come out in the shower in the first two weeks of treatment, and which I saved in a plastic bag so that it could help fill a floating dam in the Gulf of Mexico. But I wasn’t quite prepared for the way that my razorblade would suddenly go slipping pointlessly down my face, meeting no stubble. Or for the way that my newly smooth upper lip would begin to look as if it had undergone electrolysis, causing me to look a bit too much like somebody’s maiden auntie. (The chest hair that was once the toast of two continents hasn’t yet wilted, but so much of it was shaved off for various hospital incisions that it’s a rather patchy affair.) I feel upsettingly de-natured. If Penélope Cruz were one of my nurses, I wouldn’t even notice. In the war against Thanatos, if we must term it a war, the immediate loss of Eros is a huge initial sacrifice.
Read the whole article. Hitchens is brutally honest as he always is. In his own way he offers an inspiring piece, as he’s able to accept the situation he faces.
UPDATE: Hitchens discusses his cancer of Anderson Cooper 360.