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High Blood Pressure

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 ...

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.

Diabetic Kidney Disease: A Key to Earlier Diagnosis

Leslie Spry, M.D., FACP | Posted 11.12.2015 | Healthy Living
Leslie Spry, M.D., FACP

As you stare down those sweets and calories at the Thanksgiving table, you may need to consider being screened for diabetes and diabetic kidney disease. It has been estimated that one-third of diabetics are undiagnosed.

How Mindfulness Meditation Can Improve Your Health

Linda Lauren | Posted 11.11.2015 | Healthy Living
Linda Lauren

Here are some of the ways daily mindfulness will assist you in the awareness of living a better, more fulfilling and healthier life. You may have heard this before, so now I ask you to try to adopt it into your day so that you can implement it into your lifestyle for positive results.

'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 havin...

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...

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.