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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.

Low-Salt Diet Assaulted

Craig Bowron | Posted 05.31.2016 | Healthy Living
Craig Bowron

From a public health perspective, salt shakers have been branded the equivalent of an ash tray, an instrument of ill health. Achtung baby. But a large study published recently in The Lancet, a major British medical journal, is shaking things up.

Most Strokes Are Preventable

SreyRam Kuy, MD | Posted 05.31.2016 | Healthy Living
SreyRam Kuy, MD

Remember, strokes are preventable. Be informed. Knowledge is power. Make a commitment to be empowered in your health!

Women With Chronic Kidney Disease Face Unique Challenges

Leslie Spry, M.D., FACP | Posted 05.27.2016 | Healthy Living
Leslie Spry, M.D., FACP

Women are more likely than men to get kidney disease. But while already living with this potentially debilitating illness, women face additional physiological challenges related to their sex.

Sodium: The Sneaky Source of a Silent Killer

Nancy Brown | Posted 05.20.2016 | Healthy Living
Nancy Brown

You've heard it for years: Cut down on sodium. The more salt in your diet, the more problems for your body. The science behind this could fill a libr...

Disease as a Blessing

Dr. Ichak Kalderon Adizes | Posted 05.10.2016 | GPS for the Soul
Dr. Ichak Kalderon Adizes

Was this the end of my life or the beginning of my life? If I had continued my previous lifestyle, life would have passed me by and I would have died in some hotel or on a plane. I would not have lived much longer. Now I have a chance.

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...

Need Healthy Diet Advice? Don't Rely on Your Doctor

Lorie Eber | Posted 04.20.2016 | Healthy Living
Lorie Eber

My anecdotal experience in coaching overweight clients confirms the reluctance of treating physicians to inform them that carrying extra pounds is a health hazard. Most report that their doctor didn't even mention their weight.

Why Cats Over the Age of 8 Should Get Regular Eye Exams

Dr. Karen Becker | Posted 04.14.2016 | Healthy Living
Dr. Karen Becker

f a cat's high blood pressure goes unchecked, the most common eventual symptom will be sudden, acute blindness. Blood vessels in the eye will burst, causing the retina to detach, and the kitty will lose part or all of her eyesight.

The Scary Truth About Too Much Salt

Adonia Dennis | Posted 04.14.2016 | Healthy Living
Adonia Dennis

Carefully manage your daily salt intake, and if you at any time notice symptoms of high blood pressure and fluid retention, don't take your time and wait for things to get better. Go to the doctor and inform him about your problems, and make sure to tell him about your daily salt intake

Respect the 'Big P': A Closer Look at Preeclampsia

Kecia Gaither, M.D., MPH, FACOG | Posted 03.22.2016 | Parents
Kecia Gaither, M.D., MPH, FACOG

To begin, preeclampsia is a disease that affects pregnant women, often presenting itself with high blood pressure, high levels of protein in the urine and swelling of the legs -- symptoms all discoverable via routine evaluation during prenatal care checkups.

Tick, Tock, Tick Tock: Flint's Disposable Poor Children

Marian Wright Edelman | Posted 03.18.2016 | Politics
Marian Wright Edelman

Why are we wasting time apportioning blame before the problem is fixed and the poor children and families of Flint have fresh, clean water to drink and cook with and bathe in?

To Have (Or Maybe Not Have) a Stroke

Fran Moreland Johns | Posted 02.10.2016 | Healthy Living
Fran Moreland Johns

"You're not leaving here with your blood pressure that high," the doctor said. It was 189 over something equally ridiculous. It was not interested in ...

Follow Monica's Lead: Make a Heart-Healthy 'Self-Check'

Nancy Brown | Posted 02.01.2016 | Healthy Living
Nancy Brown

R&B singer Monica was just 18 years old and already a star. The diagnosis: a heart condition called mitral valve prolapse. In simple terms, the flap between the upper and lower chambers of her heart wasn't closing properly.

10 Kidney Health Resolutions for 2016

Leslie Spry, M.D., FACP | Posted 01.14.2016 | Healthy Living
Leslie Spry, M.D., FACP

What's great about this list is that you can get some quick gratification from working some of the easier tasks, while tracking your progress on the long-term goals that will help you change your habits over time. Here's my prescription for a healthy, kidney-friendly 2016!

Germs & Politics: Why I Don't Own a White Coat

Aviva Romm | Posted 01.08.2016 | Healthy Living
Aviva Romm

Though as an M.D. I did pass through the ranks of "short coat" to "earn" a long coat and be considered a medical authority, and I loved my medical training at Yale, I prefer my authority to come across in what I know and share.

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.

The Gift Everyone Needs This Holiday Season

Leslie Spry, M.D., FACP | Posted 12.10.2015 | Healthy Living
Leslie Spry, M.D., FACP

Consider giving the gift of your time to spark that loved one to take his or her health seriously. It can be as simple as giving a gift certificate promising at least 30 minutes of your time weekly to go for a walk or a gym class. This may be one way to save on the credit card statements but still give someone a heartfelt gift of health.

Restaurant Group Sues NYC Over New Salt-Warning Labels

Associated Press | Erin Schumaker | Posted 12.04.2015 | Healthy Living

NEW YORK (AP) -- New York City's new warning label for salt-laden chain restaurant food is headed for a court fight, after restaurateurs sued Thursday...

NYC's Salt Warning Labels Take Effect This Week

Associated Press | Erin Schumaker | Posted 11.30.2015 | Healthy Living

NEW YORK (AP) -- New York City begins a new era in nutritional warnings this week, when chain restaurants will have to start putting a special symbol ...

Got PMS? You Might Have High Blood Pressure In The Future, Says Study

LiveScience.com | Anna Almendrala | Posted 11.26.2015 | Healthy Living

By: Agata Blaszczak Boxe Published: 11/25/2015 10:14 AM EST on LiveScience The headaches, fatigue and other symptoms of premenstrual syndrome may be m...

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.

Speaking More Than One Language Helps Stroke Recovery

Live Science | Erin Schumaker | Posted 11.24.2015 | Healthy Living

There are ways to reduce your risk of having a stroke — for example, you can exercise more and not smoke. But should a stroke occur, you might also ...

Mindfulness Health Insurance: How We Heal the System (And Ourselves)

Steven Crandell | Posted 11.18.2015 | Healthy Living
Steven Crandell

It's time we joined our Surgeon General Vivek Murthy and started leveraging health solutions at the site of greatest opportunity: the individual. Mindfulness can unlock this vast and under-utilized health resource. So what is mindfulness?

Preterm Birth: Advancing Toward Prevention and Better Outcomes

Catherine Y. Spong | Posted 11.16.2015 | Parents
Catherine Y. Spong

When I was pregnant with my first child 17 years ago, I had the usual worries compounded by my knowledge as an obstetrician and high-risk pregnancy specialist. I knew first-hand the impact of prematurity and other complications. Like other moms-to-be, I hoped to deliver a healthy baby. As a research physician, I was eager for evidence-based knowledge to make this a reality.