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Smoking remains a major killer. Even with the flood of research to confirm how dangerous smoking really is, far too many people continue to smoke. Clearly, it helps to have health care professionals set a good example by not smoking themselves. Recent research shows there may be some progress in this area as less health care professionals smoke.
Heart disease and stroke are killing off Americans faster than bullets in overseas wars. We would like to think that with all of the media hype surrounding the need for healthier lifestyles and better nutrition to fight heart disease and stroke that we would be seeing dramatic improvements in dealing with these conditions
Stroke is something that concerns us all in our ever more fast paced world. To add to hectic lifestyles we are bombarded daily with colorful advertisements for jet set lifestyles which include energy drinks and suggestions to load up on coffee that can jettison your blood pressure to new highs and cause a stroke. The name of the game in this high technology era is far too often to rush as fast as possible to get ahead and to forget about taking time to relax and meditate daily. This fast paced type of lifestyle can lead to a stroke and cost you your life.