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5 health numbers everyone should know

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Want to take charge of your health? Get to know these five barometers of wellness:

BLOOD PRESSURE: less than 120/80

What it is: Measures the pressure of blood flowing through your arteries. “Think of it as a garden hose,” said Tasha Gastony, a physician’s assistant at the Park Nicollet Clinic in Eagan. “The higher the pressure, the more risk there is for damage to that blood vessel and damage to the organs that those vessels feed.”

Why it’s important: People…

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