Busy Woman’s Guide to Blood Pressure

Here’s what you need to know about blood pressure: About one in every three Americans has high blood pressure. There are no symptoms and only just over half of the people with high blood pressure receive treatment. Often called the “silent killer,” uncontrolled high blood pressure can cause stroke, heart attack, heart failure, and kidney…

What about family history? Busy Woman’s Guide answers your questions

The men in my family all have heart disease and high blood pressure, but the women are all healthy. I’m safe, right? Sorry, I’m afraid not. Taking all other risk factors into account, if you have a close family member with heart disease, your risk nearly doubles. ALL family members, both male and female, factor…

Is Stevia Okay? Busy Woman’s Guide answers your questions

A friend gave me some packets of a sweetener called Stevia. Is it okay? The quick answer is yes! Unlike most artificial sweeteners which are made of chemicals, Stevia is actually an herb and all natural. You could, if you desired, grow a Stevia plant in your yard and then crush the leaves to sweeten…