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The Tragedy of Kidd Kraddick

Posted by M C on Sunday, August 18, 2013, In : Heart Disease 
Kidd Kraddick in the Morning

Kidd Kraddick (center) was the 53-year-old radio host of the long-running nationally syndicated morning radio show, Kidd Kraddick in the Morning, at the time of his sudden death on July 27, 2013.
The news of his death hit the young people in our community hard as many of them had spent their teen years listening to his then late-night show on KEGL out of Dallas.

According to autopsy reports, Kraddick’s cause of death was the result of arteriosclerotic and hyperte...

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Is There a Link between High Blood Pressure and Alzheimer's Disease?

Posted by M C on Tuesday, April 23, 2013, In : Alzheimer's Disease 

High blood pressure (hypertension) is one of the most common chronic conditions in the U.S.  A blood pressure level of 140/90 mmHg or higher is considered high. According to the National Institute of Health, about two-thirds of people over age 65 have high blood pressure. 

We know that high blood pressure is the most important risk factor for stroke.  But a new study has shown that high blood pressure in people with a genetic risk for Alzheimer's disease may spur development of brain plaque, a...

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