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February is American Heart Month

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February is American Heart Month, and experts say knowing one simple piece of information can help you stay heart healthy.

Experts say you should keep track of your blood pressure reading, even in between visits to the doctor.

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention says 67 million Americans have high blood pressure, and only about half of them have it under control.

High blood pressure can cause strokes, heart attacks, and kidney failure.

Click here for more important information on keeping your heart healthy.

 


 

The FDA has approved a drug that could help blind people who have problems with their sleep cycles.

The drug is called Hetlioz. It helps blind people who can't regulate their body clocks because no light enters their eyes, so they don't perceive night and day as others do.

This disorder is called non-24-hour sleep-wake disorder, and it affects about 80,000 people in the United States.

Studies show Hetlioz helps people with this disorder sleep longer and at more normal times.

Click here for more information.

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