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New Research: Help to improve blood pressure



Customers at drugstores around the nation can get help to improve blood pressure control through a collaboration among pharmacists, the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services and other partners. The program, Team Up, Pressure Down, includes educational videos, a blood-pressure control journal and wallet card to track medication use.



-- CDC



Did You Know?



Although we are past the historical peak of West Nile virus activity, it is important that people continue to take steps to avoid mosquito bites. The West Nile virus season will last several more weeks, probably into October. -- CDC



Health Tip: Using a weight machine



Take the time to adjust the weight machine to fit your body. Most machines will have a seat adjustment or options for moving the arm and leg position. Pick a weight appropriate for your fitness level. Challenge yourself to fatigue in 10-12 reps. Complete three sets of 10-12 repetitions with a few minutes rest in between before moving to the next machine. 



-- Life Fitness



Number to Know



193: In 2011, the World Health Organization’s 193 Member States committed themselves to reforming their health financing systems to move towards universal health coverage, but progress is patchy.



Children’s Health: Get vaccinated for the flu



According to the AAP, special efforts should be made to vaccinate people in the following groups for influenza: children who have chronic medical conditions that increase their risk of influenza complications, like asthma or diabetes; family members and others who are in contact with children with high-risk conditions and children under age 5; all health care personnel; and women who are pregnant, are considering pregnancy, have just delivered or are breast-feeding during influenza season.



Senior Health: Eat an avocado



People who ate avocados saw a 13 percent drop in their LDL levels after six months. Avocados contain significant amounts of oleic acid, a healthy monounsaturated fat that helps protect good cholesterol and lower bad. Avocados are also rich in fiber and a plant chemical called beta-sitosterol, both of which help keep cholesterol in check. Avocados also significantly increase absorption of immunity-boosting antioxidants found in fruits and vegetables.



-- AARP

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