What Is Average Blood Pressure by Age?

Do you know your blood pressure numbers?  When was the last time you checked it?  Read more here.

Blood pressure (BP) measures the force pressed against the walls of your arteries as your heart pumps blood through your body.

Average blood pressure differs by sex and tends to rise with age. It’s important to know how blood pressure affects your health.

This article will cover how doctors differentiate between “normal” blood pressure and hypertension (high blood pressure). It will also discuss the health risks involved with hypertension, how you can monitor your blood pressure, and when you should call your doctor.

6 Items You Should Clean More Often Than You Do

No matter how often or how vigorously you clean, you can still have myriad household germs lurking around your home. Unbeknownst to you, invisible microbes like viruses and bacteria might be making you sick.

A 2013 study published in Infection and Immunity shows bacterial infections like Streptococcus pyogenes (strep throat) and Streptococcus pneumoniae (pneumonia) could remain active for “extended periods of time,” resulting in one possible way infections are transmitted from person-to-person.

Where are all these little buggers hanging out? Here, we look at six places you don’t realize household germs are hiding. But before you get thoroughly creeped out, we’ll tell you what you can do to make your home less hospitable to them.

 

Your Sense of Smell Can Return After COVID—But It Can Get Weird

Key Takeaways
The loss of the sense of smell (anosmia) is a common symptom of COVID-19—in fact, it happens more often than fever or respiratory symptoms.
Researchers have found that in COVID—as in other viral infections—the loss of the sense of smell is related to how the virus attacks the cells in the back of the nose.
A lost sense of smell may come back slowly after an illness, but for some people, it may not return completely—or at all. When the sense of smell does come back, things that should smell good smell might smell bad at first—a condition called parosmia.

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10 Basic First Aid Procedures: Getting someone through a medical crisis

Basic first aid procedures can help you get someone through a medical crisis, at least until the paramedics arrive or you can get them to a hospital. The best way to prepare for these events is to get official first aid training, such as that offered by the American Red Cross.

Until you’re able to do that, though, you can learn some basic first aid procedures. That way, you can respond the right way when someone needs you to.

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Ribeye Steak Nutrition Facts and Health Benefits

Are you tired of reading FNN  posts about COVID?  I am tired of posting them, so here is a new topic.

A ribeye steak is a cut of beef that comes from the rib area of the cow, situated under the front section of the backbone. This cut of beef can be pan-broiled, grilled, smoked, or fried in a skillet. This steak is known for its rich, juicy flavor and generous marbling.

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What’s It Like to Get a COVID-19 Vaccine?

When COVID-19 vaccination began in the U.S., 1 in 5 people weren’t sure if they’d get the vaccine. Verywell has been tracking how Americans feel about the vaccine since December, and over time, we’ve learned that the biggest thing that helps tip someone in the direction of getting the shot is knowing someone who already has.

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COVID-19 Rates Are Declining, but Experts Keep Watchful Eye on Variants

Key Takeaways

  • Infection, hospitalization, and mortality rates fell last week for the first time in months.
  • With the rapid spread of new viral variants, however, the U.S. may see surges in the months ahead.
  • Public health experts say wearing masks, social distancing, and vaccines are the best tools to continue driving down rates of infection and death.

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