Having high blood pressure for long periods may increase the chance of small vessel damage in the brain, which has been linked to dementia and stroke, according to a new study.
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A study finds that the longer participants had high blood pressure, the more likely they were to have cerebral small blood vessel disease.
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Blood pressure, blood sugar, cholesterol, body mass index and sleep are five things people should pay attention to for better heart health, health professionals say. ATIT PHETNUANGTONG/EYEEM, GETTY IMAGES
Paying attention now alerts you to problems that might appear down the road.
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For some people, being told to stay home all day can disrupt meal routines and add to the challenge of heart-healthy eating. But that challenge can be an opportunity. VGAJIC/E+, GETTY IMAGES
Problems can arise when everyone spends their days steps away from overstuffed refrigerators.
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Nurses on April 28 put hand sanitizer on their gloves before taking another nasal swab for COVID-19 testing at the Chickasaw Nation Purcell Health Clinic. WHITNEY BRYEN/OKLAHOMA WATCH
Former State Epidemiologist Dr. Kristy Bradley said she’s disheartened by the diminished role of the state epidemiologist position amid Oklahoma’s response to COVID-19.
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For those with diabetes, a seemingly insignificant foot problem can produce dangerous consequences. Experts say that managing this risk is an important part of diabetes care. STATEPOINT
The American College of Foot and Ankle Surgeons suggests guidelines to avoid foot problems for diabetics.
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Oklahoma’s long-term care and nursing home facilities can apply for grant funding from the state to cover the expense of infection disease support, PPE supplies and mitigation expenses related to the COVID-19 pandemic.
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Construction isn’t quite complete, but fall classes will begin on time at the Oklahoma State University College of Osteopathic Medicine at Cherokee Nation, said officials. NEWS.OKSTATE.EDU
Cherokee Nation citizen Dalton Sanders, of Nowata, receives his medical student white coat on July 31 during the OSU College of Osteopathic Medicine at Cherokee Nation white coat ceremony. COURTESY
Cherokee Citizen Charlotte Dawson, of Catoosa, recites the oath of medicine on July 31 during OSU College of Osteopathic Medicine at Cherokee Nation’s white coat ceremony. COURTESY
Twelve American Indians are among the initial class admitted to the nation’s first medical school sited on tribal land.
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Cherokee Nation citizen Shaye Coombes, of Watts, suffers from polycystic kidney disease, a genetic disorder that can cause serious complications, including kidney failure. COURTESY
Cherokee Nation citizen Shaye Coombes, like millions of others, suffers from polycystic kidney disease.
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In this March 31 photo, a sign applauding health care workers is displayed outside the University of Oklahoma Medical Center in Oklahoma City. The head of coronavirus response at the university medical center says an increase in the number of younger Oklahomans dying as a result of the illness caused by the virus has become a worry. Dr. Dale Bratzler said on July 24 that even though most deaths remain in the 65 and older age group, the increase in deaths among those 36-49 years old shows it can kill younger people as well. SUE OGROCKI/ASSOCIATED PRESS
An increase in deaths among those 36-49 years old shows it can kill younger people as well.
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OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — The Oklahoma State Department of Health said Friday that it will expand its coronavirus contact tracing by texting people who have had close contact with people infected with the virus.
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CHICAGO — Reported coronavirus cases vastly underestimate the true number of infections, U.S. government data published Tuesday suggest, echoing results from a smaller study last month.
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