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High Blood Pressure

The 3 Most Delightful Techniques to Defeat Your Stress

Tom Casano | Posted 07.23.2015 | Healthy Living
Tom Casano

We've all been stressed before. And it can create knots in your back, arguments in your relationships, and affect your performance at work. Whether i...

Latinos Live Familismo

American Heart Association | Posted 07.17.2015 | Latino Voices
American Heart Association

Our cultures of origin -- Mexican, Puerto Rican, Salvadoran, Cuban, Colombian or other Spanish-speaking countries -- are rooted in family, in connecting, helping each other become the best we can be, putting our children first and supporting each other through good times and bad.

High Blood Pressure Is Dangerous For People Of All Weights

Reuters | Anna Almendrala | Posted 07.16.2015 | Healthy Living

(Reuters Health) - Though previous research has suggested high blood pressure may be more dangerous for thinner people, a new study finds the cardiov...

Mindfulness: A Declaration Of Health Independence

Steven Crandell | Posted 07.15.2015 | Healthy Living
Steven Crandell

Mindfulness is more than a great way to get healthy and stay healthy. It's a process of discovery -- full of solace and revelation. And your relationships, your work and your play will all benefit.

10 Ways To Combat Stress In Under A Minute

Tom Casano | Posted 06.30.2015 | Healthy Living
Tom Casano

If you're in the middle of a busy workday or if you have young, demanding toddlers around, you might find it impossible to carve out even 30 minutes to meditate or do yoga. Sometimes there just aren't enough hours in the day.

Choosing a Home Blood Pressure Monitor

Jim T. Miller | Posted 06.08.2015 | 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.

Catching Dick: Not Why We Care About Weight

Jeff Schweitzer | Posted 06.04.2015 | Science
Jeff Schweitzer

We are sold the idea that remaining slim is primarily important as a means of attracting the opposite sex, rather than as a path to good health and longevity.

How A Spouse's Stress Can Affect Your Blood Pressure

Reuters | Posted 05.27.2015 | Healthy Living

By Lisa Rapaport (Reuters Health) - When older men have stressed-out wives, their own blood pressure may go up, a U.S. study suggests....

Sodium Reduction Saves States Health Care Costs

Michael F. Jacobson | Posted 05.21.2015 | Healthy Living
Michael F. Jacobson

Until the FDA acts on sodium reduction, they'll continue to be responsible for the loss of billions of health care dollars and hundreds of thousands of lives.

The Good Drug: Happier, Sexier, Richer And Nomo Fomo, With Zero Side Effects

Elizabeth Lazar | Posted 05.14.2015 | Impact
Elizabeth Lazar

It's high time we got practical and selfish about volunteering the way we have about every other aspect of our selfie-obsessed existence.

Men With Stressed Out Wives May Have High Blood Pressure As A Result

The Huffington Post | Rebecca Adams | Posted 04.14.2015 | Divorce

Happy wife, happy life heart. A new study suggests that men whose wives are stressed are more likely to suffer from higher systolic blood pressure ...

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 ...

Hypertension: Are You on More Medication Than You Need?

Samuel J. Mann, M.D. | Posted 04.08.2015 | Healthy Living
Samuel J. Mann, M.D.

You need to be on as much medication as is necessary to bring your blood pressure under control. However, you are best off if you are on as little medication as you truly need.

Blueberries -- Powerful Medicine for Lowering Your BP

Kellyann Petrucci | Posted 03.30.2015 | Healthy Living
Kellyann Petrucci

Stock up on blueberries -- fresh, frozen, and dried. Add them to smoothies and toss them in your salads. Stir them into Paleo pancake and muffin recipes, or sprinkle them on salmon. And if you have kids, make sure you load them up with blueberries, too. But shhh... don't tell them that blueberries are powerful medicine. We'll keep that secret between us.

Just Beet It: Nature's 'Farmacy'

Joel Kahn, M.D. | Posted 03.28.2015 | Healthy Living
Joel Kahn, M.D.

For most of us, our daily choices for nutrition have veered so far from the farm that a connection between nature and health seem distant. Until 60 ye...

The Scary Way Excessive Salt Intake May 'Reprogram' The Brain

The Huffington Post | Carolyn Gregoire | Posted 01.24.2015 | Science

There are many health reasons to lay off the salt, from fluid retention to an increased risk over time of developing high blood pressure, heart attack...

7 Surprising Causes Of High Blood Pressure

2013-02-21-grandparentslogo.jpg | Sheryl Kraft | Posted 01.14.2015 | Fifty

SPECIAL FROM Grandparents.com Quick -– what causes high blood pressure? The first culprits that pop into your mind are likely to be: eating too m...

Words Count

Marcia Liss | Posted 03.10.2015 | Comedy
Marcia Liss

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Kidney Stones: Are They Part of a Team?

Leslie Spry, M.D., FACP | Posted 02.02.2015 | Healthy Living
Leslie Spry, M.D., FACP

Many of us think of kidney stone disease as affecting only one organ and requiring a single treatment, but recent studies suggest that kidney stone disease is a complex disease which affects multiple organs and systems in the body.

The Best Anti-Aging Treatment in the World

Bernadette Farrell | Posted 01.20.2015 | Healthy Living
Bernadette Farrell

It's been shown that getting a good night's sleep doesn't just make you feel good on the inside, it also makes you look good on the outside.

Why the Soda Tax Is So Important

Jeff Ritterman, MD | Posted 01.13.2015 | Green
Jeff Ritterman, MD

The Berkeley soda tax victory is a successful example of an empowered community insisting that the health of its children come before the profits of transnational corporations. If Berkeley can crush Big Soda, other cities can too. And if Big Soda can be defeated, other mega-corporations can too!

The Power of a Prefix: Three Letters That Could Save Your Life

Leslie Spry, M.D., FACP | Posted 01.07.2015 | Healthy Living
Leslie Spry, M.D., FACP

Fortunately, a "pre" diagnosis means you haven't yet met the diagnostic criteria for the condition that follows it; however, it can also offer a false sense of security. "Pre" can be a powerful wake up call.

How Walkable Communities Are Good for Us

F. Kaid Benfield | Posted 12.20.2014 | Healthy Living
F. Kaid Benfield

We know from exhaustive past research that walkable neighborhoods and cities reduce driving, associated emissions, and living costs. Three important academic studies published earlier this year demonstrate that they are good for our health, too.

As a Patient and Caregiver, Larry Knows How Much Support Helps

Nancy Brown | Posted 12.13.2014 | Healthy Living
Nancy Brown

Having lost my father and grandfather to heart disease, I should've been more aware of my own heart health. I shouldn't have smoked three packs a day for 18 years. Just because I played a lot of tennis and "looked healthy," I shouldn't have believed that proved I was healthy.

The Soda Tax Wars: Let's Help San Francisco and Berkeley Crush Big Soda

Jeff Ritterman, MD | Posted 12.08.2014 | Healthy Living
Jeff Ritterman, MD

Opponents of soda taxes say they don't work. They point to a study from the University of Wisconsin at Madison. Actually, that study showed that soda taxes do work. Weak soda taxes of three percent, without any accompanying public health campaign, work weakly. But, they work. They decrease soda consumption.