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

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 ...

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 08.21.2015 | 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 08.12.2015 | 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.

Getting a Grip on Heart Health

Joel Kahn, M.D. | Posted 08.03.2015 | 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.

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...

How Healthy Are You? Find Out By Answering These Questions

Paul Spector, M.D. | Posted 06.05.2015 | Healthy Living
Paul Spector, M.D.

These disempowering messages push us toward patient-hood. It is not health news. It is sick news. We do not have a health care system. We have a sick care system. Disease is the doctor's domain, not health, if health is more than the absence of disease.

The Power of Presence: 3 Simple Ways to Harness Mindfulness

Shakti Sutriasa, LCSW, MA | Posted 05.21.2015 | Healthy Living
Shakti Sutriasa, LCSW, MA

When we leave the moment by getting distracted by our thoughts, we lose the opportunity to experience what it feels to really be alive. We can easily get caught fixating about a past hurt or worrying about a future concern. But when we can bring our focus back to this moment, we have the opportunity to heal.

Stopping a Silent Killer in Africa

Heather White | Posted 05.18.2015 | Impact
Heather White

So, how can we meaningfully address NCDs worldwide? It must be done through strategic partnerships, where we leverage the skills and expertise of each player. It's only then can we build healthier and wealthier communities.

Truckers Need Meditation and Mindfulness

Eden Kozlowski | Posted 05.08.2015 | Healthy Living
Eden Kozlowski

So, how can truckers implement meditation and mindfulness and why? As science continues to prove, meditation offers hard core assistance in dealing with stress, enhancing longevity and assisting with loneliness. Here are some practical implementations and thoughts.

Act F.A.S.T. and Save a Life!

Dr. Rani G. Whitfield | Posted 05.07.2015 | Healthy Living
Dr. Rani G. Whitfield

Help the AHA/ASA close the gap in stroke awareness by increasing stroke knowledge across America. Make sure that you are equipped as a stroke hero to save someone's life in case of a stroke emergency. I wish I could have been there for my friend. Don't let it happen to someone you care about. Be ready!

Married to a Machine

Rym Tina Ghazal | Posted 06.23.2015 | Healthy Living
Rym Tina Ghazal

My father had an announcement to make. Looking sheepishly at my mother and I, he said: "For three times a week, I will be away most of the day with s...

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.

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

African-American Sisters Aging With HIV and Co-Morbidities

Irene Monroe | Posted 09.30.2014 | Black Voices
Irene Monroe

Imani* was 32 when she contracted HIV. Having watched many of her sister-friends die as a result of the virus, Imani did not expect to reach middle ag...

Processed Feud: How the Food Industry Shapes Nutrition

Andy Bellatti | Posted 09.30.2014 | Healthy Living
Andy Bellatti

Public health and nutrition dialogues need clear, explicit messages. Naturally-occurring sugars and added sugars are very different animals. The same goes for processed foods. How is it that a national nutrition organization can simply choose not to recognize that cooking a pot of oatmeal is vastly different from making a Three Musketeers bar in a processing plant?

Can Fat Baboons Help Us Understand the 'Obesity Paradox'?

Jeff Ritterman, MD | Posted 08.13.2014 | Healthy Living
Jeff Ritterman, MD

Does our present high-sugar diet do to us what the "garbage dump diet" did to the baboons? Weight gain, pre-diabetes and alarming cholesterol elevations are all results of our diet too. Like the baboons, we humans will certainly respond to dietary insults in a variety of ways.

How Blood Pressure In Middle Age Might Impact Your Brain Later On

The Huffington Post | Shelley Emling | Posted 06.05.2014 | Fifty

Doctors have long known that high blood pressure -- which makes the heart work too hard -- can lead to heart disease, kidney disease and blindness. No...