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Reframing Forgiveness

Jane Simon, M.D. | Posted 07.15.2016 | Healthy Living
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Jane Simon, M.D.

We can't force someone to forgive. Therefore, the road to forgiveness may also involve understanding the person who has harmed us. This requires starting off on a journey that may entail a close examination of the person we need to forgive. The journey can be long and torturous.

How To Tell If You Should Go To The Doctor After Fainting

The Huffington Post | Anna Almendrala | Posted 07.07.2016 | Healthy Living

Summer’s in full swing, and the hot, sweltering days might make some people more prone to fainting. Fainting, also known by the medical term syncope...

When Your Blood Pressure Reaches 180/100

Al DeLuise | Posted 06.12.2016 | Fifty
Al DeLuise

I have never been in the best of shape. Of course, when I was younger, I had a lot more muscle. Over time, I traded some of course, when I was younger, I had a lot more muscle. Over time, I traded some of that muscle for fat. With my weight gain came a variety of health issues.

How the Brain Limited the Size of Dinosaurs

Dr. Douglas Fields | Posted 06.06.2016 | Science
Dr. Douglas Fields

Long-necked Sauropods, like Brontosaurus, were the largest animals on earth, but their brain, not their leg strength, is what kept them from getting a...

FDA's Sodium Targets A Step In The Right Direction

Nancy Brown | Posted 06.01.2016 | Healthy Living
Nancy Brown

Now that the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has announced draft voluntary targets for food producers to cut back on salt, you may be wondering, "W...

Balancing Act: How to Remain Active for Life

Jacqueline Gikow | Posted 05.19.2016 | Healthy Living
Jacqueline Gikow

Along with regular aerobic exercise and weight training, balance exercises are important as we get older (did you know that means from age 35 on?). Such exercises really can help you improve your balance and prevent the possibility of falling.

Know Your BP Numbers? World Hypertension Day Is Perfect Time To Learn

Nancy Brown | Posted 04.25.2016 | Healthy Living
Nancy Brown

In March 2014, Mark Niebylski took over as CEO of the World Hypertension League, a group that works with organizations all over the globe to help peop...

From the Heart

Dr. Sherry Ross | Posted 02.25.2016 | Women
Dr. Sherry Ross

If you take away anything from this article, it should be that heart disease is the number one killer of women! Heart disease should not be thought of as a "man's disease" any longer by the medical community nor by women.

That Annoying Leg Pain Could Be a Blessing in Disguise

Nancy Brown | Posted 01.11.2016 | Healthy Living
Nancy Brown

What if I told you a test could determine whether you're at an elevated risk for heart attack and stroke, and all it would take is removing your shoes and socks for about five minutes.

This Holiday Season, Let's Fight The 'Silent Killer'

Nancy Brown | Posted 12.15.2015 | Healthy Living
Nancy Brown

One of the best things about the holiday season is the emphasis on spending time with friends and family. While many of these gatherings include swapping gifts, the real treasure is simply being with the people who mean the most in our lives.

8-Hour Sleepers More Likely To Be Heart Healthy

Live Science | Erin Schumaker | Posted 11.25.2015 | Healthy Living

ORLANDO, Fla. — People who get at least 8 hours of sleep each night are more likely to have good heart health than those who get less sleep, a new s...

Should Your Blood Pressure Be Lowered to 120?

Samuel J. Mann, M.D. | Posted 11.24.2015 | Healthy Living
Samuel J. Mann, M.D.

Studies show, and my patients confirm to me, that most doctors don't do this, yielding BP readings that are misleadingly higher. If your SBP is over-read this way, you are at greater risk of over-treatment and harm than were the study patients. The risk of harm may be higher in the real world than in the study.

'White Coat Syndrome' Is Anything But, According To A New Study

The Huffington Post | Anna Almendrala | Posted 11.11.2015 | Healthy Living

For all its life-saving potential, a blood pressure reading isn't necessarily as straightforward as you'd think. For some people, the stress of having...

Why You Should Check Your Blood Pressure In The Morning

Live Science | Erin Schumaker | Posted 11.13.2015 | Healthy Living

ORLANDO, Fla. — People who have high blood pressure are often advised to monitor their blood pressure at home, and now, a new study suggests that bl...

New Blood Pressure Recommendations Could Change The Way Millions Are Treated

Next Avenue | Yagana Shah | Posted 10.14.2015 | Fifty

SPECIAL FROM Next Avenue By Craig Bowron New recommendations on blood pressure screening from the U.S. Preventive Services Task Force (USPSTF) suggest...

Low Blood Pressure, Stress Management and the Arminian Dream

Joanna Charnas | Posted 09.30.2015 | Healthy Living
Joanna Charnas

Neurocardiac Dysfunction, Atypical Form is the medical condition that allows me to pre-board airplanes. When gate agents look me over and compare me t...

The Scandal of Uncontrolled Hypertension: A Widely-Overlooked Remedy

Samuel J. Mann, M.D. | Posted 08.21.2015 | Healthy Living
Samuel J. Mann, M.D.

This blog truly has the potential to reduce the risk of heart attack, stroke and other cardiovascular complications for millions of people who are liv...

Treating High Blood Pressure and Sleep Apnea While You Sleep

B. Gail Demko, DMD | Posted 08.12.2015 | Healthy Living
B. Gail Demko, DMD

Fatigue, daytime sleepiness and moodiness are all well-known side effects of a bad night's sleep -- but many of my patients don't realize that serious sleep problems can affect not only mood and energy levels, but physical health, as well.

Here's What Happens To Your Body Over 24 Hours

The Huffington Post | Leigh Weingus | Posted 07.21.2015 | Healthy Living

Your body goes through a lot during the 24 hours of a day, according to a new AsapScience video. From one sunrise to the next, here is what's happenin...

Choosing a Home Blood Pressure Monitor

Jim T. Miller | Posted 06.08.2016 | Fifty
Jim T. Miller

Almost everyone with high blood pressure or prehypertension should have a home blood pressure monitor. Home monitoring can help you keep tabs on your blood pressure in a comfortable setting. Plus, if you're taking medication it will make certain it's working, and alert you to a health problem if it arises.

Struggling With High Blood Pressure? Your Sleep May Be To Blame

The Huffington Post | Alena Hall | Posted 03.18.2015 | Healthy Living

Looking to lower your blood pressure? Fix your poor sleep habits first, suggests a new study. Mayo Clinic researchers recently set out to find how ...

Food for Thought

Jerry Zezima | Posted 04.20.2015 | Comedy
Jerry Zezima

According to an old saying, you are what you eat. Since I am full of baloney, I eat what I am. Unfortunately, I don't know what to eat these days -- especially bologna, which means I am out to lunch -- because I am on three different diets.

Have You Ever Fainted? All About Mine

Chuck Nyren | Posted 04.19.2015 | Fifty
Chuck Nyren

That's a lie. I don't remember anything about it. I fainted. Before and after the faint, I remember.

Tips to Make Healthier Food Choices

Anita Mirchandani | Posted 04.08.2015 | Healthy Living
Anita Mirchandani

With 90 percent of U.S adults owning and using smartphones, the rise of health and fitness apps has made it easier for us to access relevant information to make smart decisions. The following apps will provide you the education you need to make healthier choices.

Despite Cholesterol Drop, Many Kids Still Have High Blood Pressure

Posted 01.22.2015 | Parents

BY KATHRYN DOYLE Wed Jan 21, 2015 2:50pm EST (Reuters Health) – Although pediatric high cholesterol levels in the U.S. have gone down since 1999...