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Hypertension

Garry Marshall Died Of Stroke: Medical Tips For You To Prevent A Fatal Stroke

Cary A. Presant, M.D. | Posted 08.19.2016 | Healthy Living
Cary A. Presant, M.D.

Almost every American in the last 40 years has been entertained by Garry Marshall's movie and television work. We have smiled and laughed with Garry M...

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.

Overweight Dogs Have Shortened Lives

Dr. Karen Becker | Posted 05.10.2016 | Healthy Living
Dr. Karen Becker

Information was collected from veterinarians on approximately 5,500 pet dogs across 10 popular breeds throughout the U.S., using body condition scores for neutered male and spayed female dogs between 6.5 and 8.5 years of age.

Combating Latino Health Disparities Through Nutrition Education & Cooking

Linda Novick O'Keefe | Posted 04.29.2016 | Healthy Living
Linda Novick O'Keefe

Social determinants of health (SDOH), as identified by the CDC, are conditions in the places where people live, learn, work, and play that affect a wide range of health risks and outcomes.

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...

Prediabetes: Are You at Risk for Kidney Disease?

Leslie Spry, M.D., FACP | Posted 04.14.2016 | Healthy Living
Leslie Spry, M.D., FACP

There are a number of factors which make a person more likely to develop prediabetes. If you identify with one of these, you should discuss your risk of developing diabetes and kidney disease with your doctor.

Are You Getting Your Dose? Magnesium's Many Benefits

Julie Chen, M.D. | Posted 04.06.2016 | Healthy Living
Julie Chen, M.D.

Significant strides have been made to better understand the role of magnesium and its therapeutic effect on a number of medical conditions, making more effective treatments a likely potential.

Exercises for the Cat in Your Life

Dr. Karen Becker | Posted 03.21.2016 | Healthy Living
Dr. Karen Becker

Here are my favorite recommendations for getting the overweight feline in your life up and moving.

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.

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.

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.

Salt Gets An Unfair Shake, Public Health Feels The Pinch

Sean C. Lucan, M.D., MPH, MS | Posted 10.13.2015 | Healthy Living
Sean C. Lucan, M.D., MPH, MS

2,300 mg of sodium is the upper level of intake recommended by existing Dietary Guidelines for Americans and by the 2015 Dietary Guidelines Advisory Committee. But are these recommendations actually justified? And will labeling appropriately focus consumer attention and improve public health?

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...

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 is ann...

The Pleasurable Way to Cut Salt

Ayala Laufer-Cahana, M.D. | Posted 09.10.2015 | Healthy Living
Ayala Laufer-Cahana, M.D.

So instead of advising people to eat less salt -- which sounds bland and boring -- maybe the better message is: Spice it up.

Is the Stress of Living in LA Where 60 Is Not the New 50 But the New Dead Causing My High Blood Pressure?

Claire Fordham | Posted 09.08.2015 | Healthy Living
Claire Fordham

Healthwise, being sixty sucks. My dear dad died this year. I was with him at the end and glimpsing my own possible demise, being, gulp, sixty, and mourning my dad was enough to pump my blood pressure to dangerously high levels and awaken the sleeping chicken pox virus I had as a child that developed into shingles.

The Scandal of Uncontrolled Hypertension: A Widely-Overlooked Remedy

Samuel J. Mann, M.D. | Posted 08.21.2016 | Healthy Living
Samuel J. Mann, M.D.

This blog truly has the potential to reduce the risk of heart attack, stroke and other cardiovascular complications for millions of people who are liv...

Treating High Blood Pressure and Sleep Apnea While You Sleep

B. Gail Demko, DMD | Posted 08.11.2016 | 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.

Getting a Grip on Heart Health

Joel Kahn, M.D. | Posted 08.03.2016 | Healthy Living
Joel Kahn, M.D.

Grip strength may also be a therapy of heart disease. Isometric training for blood pressure management has been studied since at least 1992 and has been found to lower both systolic and diastolic pressures.