Coronavirus: What You Should Know About These Blood Pressure Drugs

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Two popular classes of blood pressure medications may increase the risk of getting a severe coronavirus infection, according to a new scientific paper.

Millions of Americans take angiotensin-converting enzyme (ACE) inhibitors and angiotensin II receptor blockers (ARBs). They’re two of the most prescribed types of medications in the country.[1]

ACE drugs include:

  •  Lotensin (benazepril)
  • Vasotec (enalapril)
  • Prinivil (lisinopril)
  • Altace (ramipril)
  • Aceon (perindopril).
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9 Coronavirus Symptoms You Should Watch For

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If you’re not feeling well, you’ll want to know as soon as possible if you have coronavirus so you can take steps to avoid spreading it to those around you.

The first step is knowing what the symptoms are. Especially if you have the first four below, consult your doctor or get tested.

But keep in mind, just because you have some or all of these symptoms doesn’t mean you necessarily have COVID-19.

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Coronavirus: Early Research Provides Hope That One Supplement Could Help Control It

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The race is on…

Medical research labs around the world have one goal: To find a way to prevent and treat COVID-19. 

Hydroxychloroquine has gotten a lot of publicity. It’s an old malaria drug. News media such as CNN report it could be effective in treating coronavirus.[i]

But it has risks. Its side effects include chest pain, severe dizziness, slow heart rate, muscle weakness, and nausea.

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7 Coronavirus Myths You Shouldn’t Fall For

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Misinformation during a public health crisis not only fuels hysteria, it’s dangerous.

When fiction masquerades as fact, people panic when they don’t need to. Or they try to protect themselves with “remedies” that don’t work.

Unfortunately, falsehoods about the coronavirus pandemic are rampant.

We’ve collected some of the most common fabrications…along with the truth you need to know.

7 Coronavirus Myths Debunked

  1. Coronavirus was created in a lab.
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Coronavirus: 8 Dos and Don’ts for Social Distancing

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Two weeks ago, most of us had never heard of the term “social distancing.” But now, we’re told it’s our best hope for saving ourselves and those around us from coronavirus.

But what does social distancing really mean?

One thing it doesn’t mean is to simply lock yourself behind closed doors until the pandemic is over. Not only is that impossible for most people, it’s not necessary or healthy.

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End Your Mammogram Nightmare

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If you’re a woman over 40, you likely know the ritual…

Each year or two, you go off to the gynecologist to get a mammogram. 

It is not a pleasant experience. 

During the test, your breasts are compressed between two plastic imaging plates while they are X-rayed. For some women, it’s merely uncomfortable. For others, it can be so painful that they take aspirin or ibuprofen ahead of time. 

Then comes the anxious waiting.

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