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Controlling Blood Pressure, Cholesterol Could Halve Heart Disease Risks

Posted 07.06.2013 | Healthy Living

A person's risk of heart disease could be halved -- at the least -- by controlling high blood pressure and high cholesterol, but this feat is only acc...

Timothy Stenovec

This Device May Change Your Life

HuffingtonPost.com | Timothy Stenovec | Posted 06.20.2013 | Technology

The Scanadu Scout, a Star Trek-like device that within 10 seconds measures and records heart rate, blood pressure, respiratory rate, temperature, hear...

Is There a Mind/Body Connection in Hypertension? Part III

Samuel J. Mann, M.D. | Posted 05.28.2013 | Healthy Living
Samuel J. Mann, M.D.

There is very much a place for the mind/body connection in understanding and treating hypertension. But it is not the cause of hypertension in the 85 percent of patients with ordinary hypertension; and the anger, anxiety and stress we experience are not at the heart of it.

Another Reason To Get In More Vitamin D

Posted 03.14.2013 | Black Voices

Daylight savings time has imparted a few extra hours of sunshine across the U.S., just as researchers from Brigham and Women's Hospital (BWH), the Dan...

Is There a Mind/Body Connection in Hypertension? Part II

Samuel J. Mann, M.D. | Posted 04.24.2013 | Healthy Living
Samuel J. Mann, M.D.

My observations and studies indicate that the mind/body link in hypertension is nearly the opposite of what most suspect. Yes, our anger and anxiety and stress can raise our blood pressure in the moment, but this does not lead to development of persisting hypertension.

Your Smart Phone Might Just Save Your Life

Bechara Choucair, M.D. | Posted 04.17.2013 | Healthy Living
Bechara Choucair, M.D.

On average, 5,500 Chicagoans die of heart disease each year... I am thrilled that Chicago is at the forefront of using technology to bring health empowerment to its residents.

HuffPost Q&A: Under Pressure

David Katz, M.D. | Posted 04.01.2013 | Healthy Living
David Katz, M.D.

Blood pressure is best treated holistically. Severe or poorly-managed stress could be the reason for it, and if so, blood pressure is merely a sign of the underlying condition. Always best to look for causes -- and treat as close to them as possible.

Is There a Mind/Body Connection in Hypertension?

Samuel J. Mann, M.D. | Posted 03.24.2013 | Healthy Living
Samuel J. Mann, M.D.

If day-to-day stress and anger and anxiety are not causes of hypertension, do I believe that there is a mind/body connection in hypertension? Yes, I absolutely do. But the connection is very different from what most people think.

High Blood Pressure: A Highly Controllable Risk Factor That We Fail to Control

Glenn D. Braunstein, M.D. | Posted 01.12.2013 | Los Angeles
Glenn D. Braunstein, M.D.

The frustration over this nation's inability to control blood pressure in so many people is that this is a problem with very good solutions, tested and proven over half a century. We can and must do better.

Renal (Kidney) Denervation for Uncontrolled Hypertension

Samuel J. Mann, M.D. | Posted 01.06.2013 | Healthy Living
Samuel J. Mann, M.D.

An exciting and promising new procedure, which can help lower blood pressure in patients with resistant hypertension (hypertension not controlled by medication), is currently under study in 90 medical centers, including ours, throughout the U.S.

Catherine Pearson

How Moms' High Blood Pressure Affects Kids' IQs For Years

HuffingtonPost.com | Catherine Pearson | Posted 10.03.2012 | Parents

High blood pressure during pregnancy can cause a slew of problems for mom and for baby, including low birth weight and early delivery. According to ne...

What Can This Do For Your Blood Pressure?

Posted 10.02.2012 | Fifty

Have issues with your blood pressure? A new study offers up a potential, all-natural solution: pomegranate juice. Researchers at Queen Margaret Uni...

Which Is Worse: Being Stressed Or Eating Fried Foods?

Posted 09.11.2012 | Black Voices

It's well known that stress and fried foods are amongst the causes of hypertension, but which one poses the greater risk? According to Dr. Gregory ...

The Best Way To Manage Your Hypertension

Samuel J. Mann, M.D. | Posted 11.04.2012 | Healthy Living
Samuel J. Mann, M.D.

As a hypertension specialist, I advocate healthy diet, reduction of sodium intake, and exercise, as a means to avoid or reduce medication. However, most people end up requiring medication, which is helping millions live a longer and healthier life.

Help! I'm Drowning in Minutiae

Laverne H. Bardy | Posted 09.04.2012 | Fifty
Laverne H. Bardy

I approach cashiers the way one might deal with a lunging vampire: with crossed forefingers and a clove of garlic. I know by the glint in their eye they are preparing to offer me another rewards card.

What You Don't Know About Strokes

Richard W. Besdine, M.D. | Posted 08.14.2012 | Healthy Living
Richard W. Besdine, M.D.

Contrary to popular wisdom, what you don't know can sometimes hurt you, and badly. For older adults in particular, this is true when it comes to stroke.

New Study May Help Curb High Heart Disease Rates Among Blacks

Posted 06.11.2012 | Black Voices

African Americans are 30 percent more likely to die from heart disease than other ethnic groups, the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS...

Not Sleeping Beauty: Dealing with Insomnia in Menopause

Ellen Dolgen | Posted 07.15.2012 | Fifty
Ellen Dolgen

When I was young, I used to envy princesses like Snow White and Sleeping Beauty for their charm and singing voices. When I entered perimenopause, I started to envy them for a different reason.

Billion Calorie Challenge: The UnDiet Diet

Barbara Dehn | Posted 06.04.2012 | Healthy Living
Barbara Dehn

If you can walk, you can lose weight and get your heart in better shape. All you need is 30 minutes a day.

Ask Not What Your Dog Can Do for You...

Dr. Peggy Drexler | Posted 05.26.2012 | Home
Dr. Peggy Drexler

It's wonderful what dogs do for us. But the best part might be what they let us do for them. All in all, not a bad deal.

Chocolate Can Be a Superfood, But Read the Fine Print

Phil Lempert | Posted 05.08.2012 | Home
Phil Lempert

While all chocolate contains flavonoids, it is important to choose dark chocolate with a cacao content upwards of 70 percent.

Don't Worry, Drink Coffee: American Heart Month, Day 15

Suzanne O'Malley | Posted 04.16.2012 | Healthy Living
Suzanne O'Malley

Despite 20 years of reassuring research, many people still avoid caffeinated coffee because they worry about its health effects. But research continues to confirm that -- in moderation -- a few cups a day is safe and even beneficial to heart health.

Are You Healthy....Really?

Erica Smith | Posted 01.12.2012 | Fifty

The majority of us have developed a love/hate relationship with our scales. Whether traditional or digital, they all seem to deliver rather disappoint...

Use Of Stress, Antidepressant Meds Show High Correlation With The Jobless Rate: Study

The Huffington Post | Alexander Eichler | Posted 12.27.2011 | Business

The job market is weak, and not looking like it will get substantially better any time soon. And if prescription medication patterns are any indicatio...

Using Food as Medicine and Our Ally

Julie Chen, M.D. | Posted 02.21.2012 | Healthy Living
Julie Chen, M.D.

The next time you hear your doctor tell you to eat your vegetables and to avoid fatty processed pro-inflammatory foods, just remember that it's not just your doctor who's telling you that... your body is screaming to you for the same thing as well.