- By Laurel J. Kelly
Consumer Health Tips: How to check your blood pressure
Measuring blood pressure
Video: Using a manual monitor
Video: Using an automatic monitor
Checking your blood pressure at home is an important part of managing high blood pressure. Blood pressure monitors are available widely and without a prescription, so home monitoring is an easy step toward improving your condition. Before you start, it's important to know the right technique.
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Botox injections: An overview
Botox injections are the best known of a group of medications that use various forms of botulinum toxin to paralyze muscle activity temporarily. Botox injections are noted primarily for the ability to reduce the appearance of some facial wrinkles. They also are used to treat such problems as repetitive neck spasms, excessive sweating, overactive bladder and lazy eye, and may help prevent chronic migraines in some people.
Constipation: Self-care and treatment
Easing the discomfort of chronic constipation usually begins with diet and lifestyle changes. Medications or surgery may be the next step. Learn more about self-care and treatment of constipation.
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Cancer prevention: 7 tips to reduce your risk
Conflicting advice on how to avoid cancer can be confusing. In many cases, what is known about cancer prevention still is evolving. However, it's well-accepted that your chances of developing cancer are affected by your lifestyle choices. Here are some tips to help you stay healthy.