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Tips from our physical therapist for every age

Staying active is a critical part of maintaining our health no matter how young we are. Regular physical activity reduces our risk of cardiovascular disease, helps with managing weight, and lowers the chances of high blood pressure and type-2 diabetes. The benefits of having an active lifestyle aren’t limited to people in their 20s or …

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Don’t Let Hypertension Be a Factor in Your Life

Hypertension sneaks up on you as you age. It works silently in the background—damaging your heart, brain, arteries and other organs–often posing no clear symptoms. By making a few lifestyle changes recommended by your primary care doctor, Portland residents can lower their blood pressure and reduce their risk of developing hypertension. If you’ve been diagnosed …

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How to avoid making the same mistakes your parents made

Parents teach you a lot, and sometimes those lessons you’d prefer not to pass on to your own children. Maybe they were emotionally or physically distant during your childhood. Perhaps your parents played favorites with your siblings or they were overly critical or lenient with you. Parenting has long-term effects that last into adulthood. Still, …

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How Heart Attacks & Stroke Differ in Assigned Female at Birth Individuals

Cardiovascular diseases and stroke affect an estimated 44 million assigned female at birth individuals (AFAB) in the United States. While these conditions are relevant to everyone, individuals AFAB have a higher lifetime risk of stroke than assigned male at birth individuals and fewer AFAB individuals than those assigned male survive their first heart attack. It’s …

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