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February 12, 2014 The Julian News 7 The Lowdown On High Blood Pressure Dr. Young offers advice on overcoming high blood pressure high blood pressure, also known as hypertension. In the United States, 29 percent of the adult population, or roughly 70 million people, has high blood pressure. Weight, lack of physical activity, consuming too much salt or alcohol, stress, older age, genetics, family history and various diseases are contributing factors for high blood pressure. Fortunately, high blood pressure is preventable and treatable with a healthy lifestyle and a number of well-tolerated, once-daily medications. Q: What are the main guidelines for healthy practices that can reduce risk? A: Regular physical activity is very important and helps (NAPSA)-According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, about 68 million people-1 in 3 U.S. adults-have high blood pressure. Also known as hypertension, high blood pressure can lead to a stroke or heart attack. Fortunately, high blood pressure is a preventable and treatable risk factor for heart attack and stroke. To help, Joseph Young, M.D., a Kaiser Permanente internal medicine physician and the clinical hypertension lead with The Permanente Medical Group, answers a few basic questions and offers advice on how to keep your blood pressure in check. Q: Can you give a quick Blood Pressure 101? A: Blood pressure is just the pressure of blood flowing inside the body's blood vessels. The top number is the pressure when the heart pumps at its peak. The bottom number is the pressure when the heart is relaxing and filling back up with blood. An ideal blood pressure is 119/79 or lower. Q: What is high blood pressure? A: If your blood pressure is 140/90 or higher, you have to lower blood pressure. Pick something you enjoy-that will make it easier to stick with it. It doesn't have to be fancy. You could just walk briskly at least 150 minutes a week, for example. Limit salt intake, too, because salt causes fluid retention, which ircreases blood pressure. Cook with unprocessed fresh fruits, vegetables and lean sources of protein. Don't drink too much alcohol and do quit smoking. Smoking does not increase blood pressure but smoking combined with high blood pressure or with any other risk factor is especially dangerous. Q: What is the role of medication with high blood pressure? A: Medications are very important for most people with high blood pressure. The medications we've used to treat high blood pressure have been around for decades. Over time, we've learned that combining medications in low doses works best and causes the fewest side effects. Today, most people with high blood pressure who need medications can control their condition with a once-a-daY regimen with minor to no side effects. Q: Do you have any parting words of advice? A: High blood pressure in and of itself is just a number. We care about it because we know if the number is high, there is an increased risk of stroke and heart and kidney problems. If you have high blood pressure, have it checked regularly and have frequent adjustments made in your treatment regimen until it's well controlled. If you don't have a history of high blood pressure, it's still best to have your blood pressure checked every two years. A commitment to reduce hypertension, strokes and heart attacks: Kaiser Permanente is recognized as a national leader in reducing and preventing heart attacks and strokes. Kaiser Permanente Colorado was recently hailed as a 2012 Million Hearts Hypertension Control Champion. In Northern California, 86 percent of Kaiser Permanente members with hypertension have their blood pressure under control compared to 50 percent nationally. For more information, visit www.kp.org. For questions or advice about a specific condition, consult with your physician. WE WILL BEAT ANY COMPETITORS PRICE! GO SOLAR GO GREEn flOW / Into "l00e w s Fossils Of An Apocalypse (NAPSA)-Fossils of an Apocalypse, presented by Archival Magazine, features Grisha Bruskin as he shares his thoughts on his H-hour project. "When we win, it's with small things, and the triumph itself makes us small. What is extraordinary and eternal does not want to be bent by us," quotes Bruskin from the poem The Man Watching by German poet Rainer Maria Rilke. Bruskin began his project, H- hour, for the Multimedia Art Museum, Moscow (MAMM) to explore the meaning of the enemy archetype within the human race in a state of emergency. Bruskin was born in Moscow in 1945 and grew up during the Cold War. H-hour depicts fossillke objects representing remains of catastrophic events like war and natural disaster inspired by Soviet civil defense posters. However, the enemy archetype penetrates human conditions far beyond the artist's personal memoirs as the viewer encounters crashing planes and female suicide bombers in the H-hour space. The exhibition traveled from MAMM to the American University Museum in D.C. for the Winter Exhibitions of 2013 continued on page 9 y: /,/ -*- j / / ,/ Fa Exploring Genealogy s TheAcorn lls by Sherry Wilson Lutes email.'genealogyfirst@gmail, com How did you like the rain? DM ff keep you inside working on your genealogy? I was helping my niece do some research. It is so fun to find who you are looking for. I found several generations for her in a. matter of a few hours. She gave me the names and birthday's and the birth place of one of them. The others had a very distinct surname so that was easy. It can be that easy for you also. Are you keeping up with your 52 Weeks of Personal Genealogy? Step 5: Location, Location, Location By placing an individual in a specific place and time, a vast array of resources are opened up to you. Tax records, school records, voter registration, land records, newspapers,and church records to name a few. The US Federal Census that is taken every 10 years can be a good starting point. Now don't be surprised if your ancestor is not on them. I figure either the aliens dropped them off here someplace or like a lot of people, even now, they might not have trusted the government. Mistakes in spellings happen when the records where transcribed. We will go into census records next week. Vital records, birth, marriage, and death, can help distinguish people with the same name in the same area. Maintained by civil officials these can be fairly accurate. In the first few years after they were required the compliance rate was low. US Vital Record Information - check www.vitalrec.com, you can use this site when you need to order a record. You will need to know the history of the location you want to research in. Knowing who kept and where the records are kept is vital.. Use Google to search for historical societies in your research location. This is a great site to get information on locations and on other subjects - https:llfamilysearch.orgllearnlwikilenlMain_Page Next column - The US Federal Census 52 Weeks of Personal Genealogy (Each week I will be giving you a prompt that will invite you to record memories and insights about your own life for future descendants (52 weeks of Personal Genealogy). Write down your memories on your computer, in your journal or start a new journal.) Week 6:Radio & Television. What was your favorite radio or television show from your childhood? What was the program about and who was in it? Last week - Week 5: Favorite Food. What was your favorite food from childhood? If it was homemade, who made it? What was in this dish, and why was it your favorite? What is your favorite dish now? Taken from "52 Weeks of Personal Genealogy and Family History" by Amy Coffin. Amy's blog is located at http://wetree.blogpost.com i \\; '! '\\; l you .oi O.LV ol. 00;ooo K ! YOU DID"GOOD -- Yob've cared for our community by disposing of your used oil correctly. Did you know that oil filters need to be recycled too? FINANCING AVAILABLE