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The #1 Thing to Do to Reduce Your Stroke Risk

Hypertension, commonly known as high blood pressure, is the greatest risk factor for stroke.  Therefore, if you have high blood pressure, managing it can significantly decrease your chances of having a stroke. We see hundreds of people with stroke symptoms each year in WakeMed’s six adult emergency rooms (ERs).  Most of the first-time stroke patients […]

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Is Sugar Toxic?

Recently sugar has been all over the news as it’s been linked with the growing obesity problem in the United States. Earlier this month, Dr. Robert Lustig told CBS News’ “60 minutes” that sugar is addictive, toxic, and it’s killing us by increasing our risk of heart disease, type II diabetes, hypertension and cancer. The […]

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