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How To Recognize The Symptoms Of A Heart Attack

Ellen Dolgen | Posted 12.16.2014 | Fifty
Ellen Dolgen

The medical community has placed a great deal of emphasis on heart health, from preventive measures such as exercise and nutrition to recognizing the symptoms of a heart attack. Unfortunately, much of that emphasis has focused on men's health, not women's.

BPA In Cans Tied To Increased Blood Pressure

Reuters | Posted 12.08.2014 | Healthy Living

By Andrew M. Seaman (Reuters Health) - People have small increases in blood pressure after drinking from cans lined with material tha...

8,000 People Gather on National Mall to Raise $1.9M for Heart Disease Research

Janessa E. Robinson | Posted 11.12.2014 | Black Voices
Janessa E. Robinson

Last Saturday the Greater Washington Region of the American Heart Association hosted its 11th Annual DC Heart Walk on the National Mall.

Rebel With a Cause: How to Break the Rules and Live a Limitless Low-Sodium Life

Nancy Brown | Posted 09.13.2014 | Healthy Living
Nancy Brown

Jessica Goldman Foung fought back. Her most powerful tools were the love and support of family and friends, medicines and a new diet. Within a few years, she went off that waiting list. Then she went off dialysis. Then she went off many of those medicines.

Truly Healthy Meals at School Only Makes Sense

Nancy Brown | Posted 09.07.2014 | Healthy Living
Nancy Brown

With 1 in 3 young Americans either overweight or obese, we need to marshal every resource we have to take on this epidemic. Schools are on the front lines of this struggle. They are the places where our kids spend most of their days and in many cases, eat half of their calories.

I Have A Heart Murmur (Part 3)

Tom Reiman | Posted 08.16.2014 | Healthy Living
Tom Reiman

In parts 1 and 2, I discussed the original diagnosis of my aortic valve regurgitation (heart murmur); later referral from my internist to a cardiologi...

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.

The #1 Killer and a #1 Star: What James Gandolfini's Death and Multiple Celebrity Tragedies Tell Us to Do Now

Cary A. Presant, M.D. | Posted 07.26.2014 | Healthy Living
Cary A. Presant, M.D.

James Gandolfini's tragic death as one of our entertainment stars is a wake up call to all of us. James Gandolfini died of heart disease at the premat...

Your Doc May Be Doing This Standard Test Wrong

Posted 05.12.2014 | OWN

Good news: The fix is simple, fast and can give a better idea of your risk. By Corrie Pikul What it is: The blood pressure test you get every t...

Why You Should Get Your Blood Pressure Checked In Both Arms

Posted 03.24.2014 | Healthy Living

By Rachael Rettner, Senior Writer Published: 03/23/2014 09:24 AM EDT on LiveScience People who have different blood pressure readings in their ...

I Have a Heart Murmur (Part 2)

Tom Reiman | Posted 05.13.2014 | Healthy Living
Tom Reiman

Several months ago I wrote about my medical journey, starting about seven years ago when my internist discovered a very slight murmur in my aortic val...

Yes, Obamacare Critics, Health Insurance Does Make You Healthier

Anthony W. Orlando | Posted 04.23.2014 | Politics
Anthony W. Orlando

Critics don't want to admit that they've run out of criticisms of Obamacare. The website is working, enrollments are surging, and millions of Americans are getting affordable, high-quality health insurance.

The New Hypertension Guidelines: Should We Let Up on Blood Pressure Control?

Samuel J. Mann, M.D. | Posted 04.10.2014 | Healthy Living
Samuel J. Mann, M.D.

I believe there is an epidemic of overtreatment, but not because the blood pressure level that we aim for is too low. The current targets have a fabulously successful track record; they should not be abandoned.

Why You Should Walk (Hint: Not for the Exercise)

Holly Robinson | Posted 03.13.2014 | Healthy Living
Holly Robinson

A few years ago, I was having my annual physical when my physician made one of those squinched-up faces that sets off alarm bells. When you see a do...

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.

Take Sodium Reduction Advice With a Grain of Salt

Andy Bellatti | Posted 01.23.2014 | Healthy Living
Andy Bellatti

For years, the public health nutrition field has warned Americans about the risks associated with a high-sodium diet. When the crux of the conversation focuses exclusively on sodium reduction, though, it overlooks a crucial part of the puzzle -- the ratio of sodium to potassium in our diets.

6 Easy Ways To Lower Your Blood Pressure

2013-02-21-grandparentslogo.jpg | Beth Levine | Posted 08.30.2013 | Fifty

SPECIAL FROM Grandparents.com You’ve heard the bad news: High blood pressure can lead to heart attacks, strokes, and other unhealthy cardiovascul...

4 Numbers That Could Save Your Life

U.S. News and World Report | BONNIE TAUB-DIX | Posted 08.17.2013 | Fifty

We learn our phone numbers by first grade and our social security numbers when we're filling out college applications. We've memorized our password nu...

Off the Cuff -- Which Alternative Blood Pressure Treatments Really Work?

Leslie Spry, M.D., FACP | Posted 09.23.2013 | Healthy Living
Leslie Spry, M.D., FACP

Often physicians will also recommend healthy lifestyle changes in conjunction with high blood pressure medications. Which treatments come out on top when it comes to alternative therapies?

Controlling Blood Pressure, Cholesterol Could Halve Heart Disease Risks

Posted 07.06.2013 | Healthy Living

A person's risk of heart disease could be halved -- at the least -- by controlling high blood pressure and high cholesterol, but this feat is only acc...

Timothy Stenovec

This Device May Change Your Life

HuffingtonPost.com | Timothy Stenovec | Posted 06.20.2013 | Technology

The Scanadu Scout, a Star Trek-like device that within 10 seconds measures and records heart rate, blood pressure, respiratory rate, temperature, hear...

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.

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...

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.

Your Smart Phone Might Just Save Your Life

Bechara Choucair, M.D. | Posted 04.17.2013 | Healthy Living
Bechara Choucair, M.D.

On average, 5,500 Chicagoans die of heart disease each year... I am thrilled that Chicago is at the forefront of using technology to bring health empowerment to its residents.