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Request a Magnesium IV for Heart Attack

…to the hospital with a heart attack, intravenous (IV) magnesium could save your life. In a landmark double-blind, placebo-controlled trial, Israeli researchers gave a magnesium IV to half of 194 patients suffering from acute heart attacks. The in-hospital death rate of those receiving a magnesium…

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The Link Between Anticholinergic Drugs and Dementia

…important neurotransmitter, or chemical messenger, that is active in nerves throughout the body. In the cardiovascular system, it helps regulate heart rate and blood pressure. In the bladder, it affects the tone of the smooth muscles that control urination. In the gastrointestinal tract, it…

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Snoring: Mere Nuisance or Real Health Problem?

…of sleep apnea, such as significant drops in oxygen levels in the blood, fluctuations in hormone levels, and elevations in blood pressure, heart rate, and cardiac output, wreak havoc on the body. People with sleep apnea are at increased risk of hypertension—and not only at night. According…

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