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Penn Medicine: “Ways to Lower Blood Pressure Naturally.”
Harvard Health Publishing: “8 pill-free ways to lower your blood pressure,” “Coffee and your blood pressure.”
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National Institutes of Health: "Smoking and antihypertensive medication: interaction between blood pressure reduction and arterial stiffness."
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