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Health Alert: High blood pressure out of control

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(CBS) - Nearly 67 million Americans have high blood pressure and more than half of them don't have it under control. The Centers for Disease Control says millions are not being treated with medicine and many don't even know they have a problem. High blood pressure is a major risk factor for heart disease and stroke leading to nearly one thousand deaths every day.

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(CBS) - According to the "European Heart Journal",  some people can be vastly overweight, yet metabolically healthy and fit. Researchers found a small group of obese people don't suffer from diabetes or high cholesterol and don't have a higher risk of dying. Doctors plan to study these people to find out why - but say most overweight people are at a higher risk for health problems.

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(CBS) - Smokers planning their future are more likely to quit. An Australian survey shows smokers with spending and savings plans are more likely to stop smoking. Smokers who only planned a week ahead were less likely to quit. Research that looked at other factors had similar findings. Newly diagnosed diabetics with an eye to the future are more likely to make healthy changes.

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