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High Blood Pressure

How Low Can You Go?

Leslie Spry, M.D., FACP | Posted 09.22.2015 | Healthy Living
Leslie Spry, M.D., FACP

This is important news for the 1 in 3 Americans who are estimated to have high blood pressure, which is a leading cause of cardiovascular disease, kidney disease and death in our nation.

Blood Pressure Patients: You Need To Know The Latest

Nancy Brown | Posted 09.18.2015 | Healthy Living
Nancy Brown

If you or a loved one is 50 or older and has high blood pressure plus another risk factor for heart disease, you might want to schedule an appointment...

Lower Your Blood Pressure Naturally

Neal Barnard, M.D. | Posted 09.14.2015 | Healthy Living
Neal Barnard, M.D.

Maintaining a systolic blood pressure of 120 millimeters of mercury (mm Hg) could reduce risk of heart attack and cardiovascular death, according to study results from the National Institutes of Health's Systolic Blood Pressure Intervention Trial (SPRINT).

Blood Pressure Should Be Much Lower, According To Landmark Study

The Huffington Post | Anna Almendrala | Posted 09.11.2015 | Healthy Living

A landmark study on blood pressure management set to conclude in 2017 has shown such significant results that the National Institutes of Health ...

20 Fun Ways to Relax on the Weekend

Tom Casano | Posted 09.08.2015 | Healthy Living
Tom Casano

There is a reason why Loverboy's "Working for the Weekend" song is so popular. The weekend is a time to relax. It's a mini-vacation from work. Some people choose to read a book or go to the park while others take small road trips and have movie marathons. Even though there are only two days, you can still relax in several different ways.

'Just What the Doctor Ordered'

Jerry Zezima | Posted 08.18.2015 | Comedy
Jerry Zezima

I began to wonder about my longevity when I read that researchers in the United Kingdom had created a survey that can calculate a person's chances of dying in the next five years.

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.

10 Reasons to Get to Know Qigong: Yoga's Less Popular Cousin

Brodie Welch, L.Ac., M.S.O.M. | Posted 08.10.2015 | Healthy Living
Brodie Welch, L.Ac., M.S.O.M.

Here are 10 reasons why you'll love getting to know Qigong:

5 Strategies To Help You Sleep Your Way To Success

Paula Davis-Laack | Posted 08.10.2015 | Healthy Living
Paula Davis-Laack

If you're one of the millions of people who have a difficult time either falling asleep or staying asleep, try one of these strategies:

Eating More Salt Means Higher Blood Pressure, Confirms New Study | Anna Almendrala | Posted 07.30.2015 | Healthy Living

By: Laura Geggel Published: 07/29/2015 04:38 PM EDT on LiveScience People who increase their salt intake significantly are at higher risk of developi...

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...