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Hypertension

Are Your Blood Pressure Pills Also Protecting Your Mind?

Posted 10.17.2013 | Fifty

Thank your lucky pills if you have high blood pressure. Certain medications for hypertension may help reduce your risk of developing Alzheimer's. ...

Improving Our Nation's Health, Community by Community

Nancy Brown | Posted 12.14.2013 | Healthy Living
Nancy Brown

While heart disease and stroke are major threats for all Americans, certain segments of our population are hit the hardest.

The Most Important Reason To Have More Sex

Posted 08.30.2013 | Fifty

Earlier this summer, a British psychologist released research showing that regular sex can make you look seven years younger. But why is it, specifica...

Recent Controversy Over Reducing Sodium Intake

Samuel J. Mann, M.D. | Posted 10.29.2013 | Healthy Living
Samuel J. Mann, M.D.

Rigid exclusion of all sodium from our diet is difficult to do and could conceivably be harmful. Moderation can only help and will not hurt us. The goal of reducing salt intake should not be cast aside.

No Copays, Easier-To-Take Medicine May Reduce Blood Pressure

AP | LINDSEY TANNER | Posted 10.21.2013 | Healthy Living

CHICAGO (AP) — New research suggests giving patients easier-to-take medicine and no-copay medical visits can help drive down high blood pressure, a ...

Playing 'The Black Card' Linked To High Blood Pressure, And More Health News This Week

The Huffington Post | Jessica Cumberbatch Anderson | Posted 08.16.2013 | Black Voices

While smoking, excess weight and age are all known risk factors for high blood pressure, a new trigger for hypertension has entered the consciousness ...

Eat Your Fruits and Veggies, Protect Your Heart, and Save Billions of Dollars in Health Care Costs

Elliott Negin | Posted 11.05.2014 | Healthy Living
Elliott Negin

Does nine servings a day sound like a heavy lift? Well, consider this: If we ate just one more serving a day -- one banana or a large carrot -- we would save $5 billion annually in health care expenditures and prevent more than 30,000 heart-related deaths.

Who Should Be Tested For Sleep Apnea?

Dr. Michael J. Breus | Posted 10.04.2013 | Healthy Living
Dr. Michael J. Breus

If you are one of the millions who suffer from either Type 2 diabetes or hypertension, you can improve your health and lower your risks if you are properly evaluated for obstructive sleep apnea.

What Untreated Sleep Apnea Means For Your Blood Pressure

Stanford Center for Sleep Sciences and Medicine | Posted 09.24.2013 | Healthy Living
Stanford Center for Sleep Sciences and Medicine

The more we learn about sleep and sleep disorders, the more we realize that the symptoms of fatigue and sleepiness experienced by those with chronic sleep disruption are only the tip of the proverbial iceberg. In fact, poor sleep can exert its effects on nearly all medical conditions.

Public Journal Club: New Method in Improving Blood Pressure Control

Brian Secemsky, M.D. | Posted 09.17.2013 | Healthy Living
Brian Secemsky, M.D.

Although further investigations may be useful in further legitimizing this innovative method in controlling blood pressure, this study demonstrates that there may be more effective ways in managing hypertension than the current standard of care.

Testosterone the Man Maker?

Paul Spector, M.D. | Posted 09.01.2013 | Healthy Living
Paul Spector, M.D.

Once upon a time, only women experienced menopause and became candidates for hormone replacement therapy. We now have andropause, or male menopause. Has the American male developed hormone replacement envy?

American Heart Association: Transcendental Meditation May Lower Your Blood Pressure

Jeanne Ball | Posted 08.03.2013 | Healthy Living
Jeanne Ball

The AHA report is helpful for physicians and health professionals because it clarifies that the various alternative approaches -- while they may yield benefits in specific areas -- are not all equally effective at lowering blood pressure.

The New York Times Bungles the Latest Salt Report

Michael F. Jacobson | Posted 07.20.2013 | Healthy Living
Michael F. Jacobson

The Times not only fanned unfounded fears that cutting sodium is risky, but it failed to inform readers that vanishingly few Americans consume the very-low-sodium levels that the IOM considered.

How Long Will You Live? Pee in a Cup to Find Out

Leslie Spry, M.D., FACP | Posted 06.10.2013 | Healthy Living
Leslie Spry, M.D., FACP

While protein in the urine has long been an indicator of kidney damage, this recent study, examining men and women between the ages of 30 and 85, for the first time showed a link between mild and heavy amounts of protein in the urine and shorter life spans.

This State Has The Highest Hypertension Rate

Posted 04.04.2013 | Healthy Living

By: Karen Rowan, MyHealthNewsDaily Managing Editor Published: 04/04/2013 12:42 PM EDT on MyHealthNewsDaily One-third of U.S. adults have high bl...

Is There a Mind/Body Connection in Hypertension? Part III

Samuel J. Mann, M.D. | Posted 05.28.2013 | Healthy Living
Samuel J. Mann, M.D.

There is very much a place for the mind/body connection in understanding and treating hypertension. But it is not the cause of hypertension in the 85 percent of patients with ordinary hypertension; and the anger, anxiety and stress we experience are not at the heart of it.

No Strain, No Gain: How Stress Can Make You Stronger

Paul Spector, M.D. | Posted 05.20.2013 | Healthy Living
Paul Spector, M.D.

We often presume to know why certain things are good for us. But when it comes to lifestyles, proving what is good and why proves quite difficult.

Another Reason To Get In More Vitamin D

Posted 03.14.2013 | Black Voices

Daylight savings time has imparted a few extra hours of sunshine across the U.S., just as researchers from Brigham and Women's Hospital (BWH), the Dan...

Addicted to Food?

Paul Spector, M.D. | Posted 05.04.2013 | Healthy Living
Paul Spector, M.D.

If you look at our culture's eating behavior, it certainly looks like addiction. Any situation is an opportunity to eat. Once we've started eating we don't seem to know when to stop, even when we want to, even when we know we're hurting ourselves.

Is There a Mind/Body Connection in Hypertension? Part II

Samuel J. Mann, M.D. | Posted 04.24.2013 | Healthy Living
Samuel J. Mann, M.D.

My observations and studies indicate that the mind/body link in hypertension is nearly the opposite of what most suspect. Yes, our anger and anxiety and stress can raise our blood pressure in the moment, but this does not lead to development of persisting hypertension.

Is There a Mind/Body Connection in Hypertension?

Samuel J. Mann, M.D. | Posted 03.24.2013 | Healthy Living
Samuel J. Mann, M.D.

If day-to-day stress and anger and anxiety are not causes of hypertension, do I believe that there is a mind/body connection in hypertension? Yes, I absolutely do. But the connection is very different from what most people think.

High Blood Pressure: A Highly Controllable Risk Factor That We Fail to Control

Glenn D. Braunstein, M.D. | Posted 01.12.2013 | Los Angeles
Glenn D. Braunstein, M.D.

The frustration over this nation's inability to control blood pressure in so many people is that this is a problem with very good solutions, tested and proven over half a century. We can and must do better.

Renal (Kidney) Denervation for Uncontrolled Hypertension

Samuel J. Mann, M.D. | Posted 01.06.2013 | Healthy Living
Samuel J. Mann, M.D.

An exciting and promising new procedure, which can help lower blood pressure in patients with resistant hypertension (hypertension not controlled by medication), is currently under study in 90 medical centers, including ours, throughout the U.S.

A Proven Model for Reversing Health Inequalities in Our Nation's Capital

Maria Gomez | Posted 12.17.2012 | DC
Maria Gomez

With 24 years of success as our foundation, we enter our 25th year excited about new opportunities to improve the well-being of this region. Despite the progress we have made, severe health inequalities still threaten our nation.

Genetics and Personalized Drug Therapy of Hypertension: Don't Expect Too Much

Samuel J. Mann, M.D. | Posted 12.03.2012 | Healthy Living
Samuel J. Mann, M.D.

Unlike the treatment of cancer, the future of personalized drug selection in treating hypertension is not likely to result from filling in a genetic map. It lies instead in understanding better, and making better use of, the clinical clues that can guide us.