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Lack Of Deep Sleep Could Fuel High Blood Pressure

Health.com | Anne Harding | Posted 10.30.2011 | Healthy Living

Missing out on deep sleep can leave you feeling slow-witted and irritable in the morning, but the consequences don't necessarily end there. Over t...

Eat Up: Breakfasts That Can Lower Blood Pressure (VIDEO)

Posted 08.07.2011 | Healthy Living

The typical poster child for a "complete" breakfast -- bacon, hash browns, eggs and cheese, for instance, or a stack of buttery pancakes -- certainly ...

A Healthy Dose of Self-Delusion

Sam Sommers | Posted 07.23.2011 | Healthy Living
Sam Sommers

Research in psychology suggests that we possess a veritable toolbox of self-deception to help us cope with ego-threatening feedback. Well, I visited near every aisle in my mental hardware store.

Feeling Good? Don't Let A Doctor Overdiagnose You!

Charles Alexander | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Charles Alexander

Because the standards have changed, millions have people have gone on medication for life. Shouldn't we applaud this as a wise and cautious policy? Maybe not. As the authors of Overdiagnosed point out, the milder the condition the less benefit you are likely to receive from treatment.

Finding God And Health In The Experience Of Storytelling

Dori Baker | Posted 05.25.2011 | Religion
Dori Baker

When people are invited into a safe space to tell their own stories, a mystery unfolds that kindles an authentic connection. It feels as if one of Jesus' parables is getting re-enacted before our very eyes.

Pfizer Withdraws Blood Pressure Drug Over Fatal Liver Damage

AP | MARLEY SEAMAN | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

NEW YORK — Pfizer Inc. said Friday it is pulling its blood pressure drug Thelin off the market and stopping all clinical trials because the drug...

Human Connections: A Powerful Health Care Strategy

Glenn D. Braunstein, M.D. | Posted 05.25.2011 | Los Angeles
Glenn D. Braunstein, M.D.

Relationships can be as much of a factor in good health as cholesterol, blood pressure and BMI.

Weekly Health Tip: Blood Pressure Basics

Deepak Chopra | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Deepak Chopra

Brought to you by Deepak Chopra, MD, Alexander Tsiaras, and TheVisualMD.com Every time your heart beats, its power propels blood through your a...

The Search For the Right Blood Pressure Medicine

AP | LAURAN NEERGAARD | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living

WASHINGTON — It's hard to predict which pills will best lower which patient's high blood pressure, but researchers are hunting ways to better pe...

Fructose, Blood Pressure Link Found By American Researchers

msn.com | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living

Eating a lot of foods and drinks sweetened with fructose significantly raises a person's risk of having high blood pressure, U.S. researchers said Thu...

Domino Drug Therapy for Heart Disease

Carolyn Dean, M.D., N.D. | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Carolyn Dean, M.D., N.D.

Even though the American Medical Association (AMA) says stress-related illness and symptoms account for 60 to 90 percent of doctor visits most symptoms are still treated with drugs.

9 Essential Steps for Regulating Your Blood Pressure (PHOTOS)

Erin N. Marcus, M.D. | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Erin N. Marcus, M.D.

These behavioral changes, or "lifestyle modifications," are recommended by the federal government's National High Blood Pressure Education Program.

Brazil Official: More Sex, Dancing For Better Health

AP | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

RIO DE JANEIRO — Brazil's health minister has a remedy for the nation's high-blood- pressure problem: More sex. Minister Jose Temporao says adu...

Small Fraction Of Americans Meet Salt Guidelines

AP | MIKE STOBBE | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living

ATLANTA — Most U.S. adults should eat less than a teaspoon of salt each day, but a new government report says just 1 in 18 meet that goal. "Thi...

Report: FDA Should Force Rollback In Salty Foods

AP | LAURAN NEERGAARD | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living

WASHINGTON — Too much salt is hidden in Americans' food, and regulators plan to work with manufacturers to cut back – but the government i...

Study: Chocolate Could Reduce Heart Risk

AP | MARIA CHENG | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living

LONDON — The Easter Bunny might lower your chances of having a heart problem. According to a new study, small doses of chocolate every day could...

The Literal Impact of Loneliness on Your Heart: What To Do About This

Srinivasan Pillay | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Srinivasan Pillay

A recent study of 50-68 year old men and women in Chicago, found that being lonely at the beginning of the study correlated with increases in blood pressure two, three and four years later.

More Evidence That Swings In Blood Pressure Raise Stroke Risk On Yahoo! Health

health.yahoo.com | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living

Following on recent, similar research, a large five-year study points to fluctuations in blood pressure over time as a key indicator of stroke risk....

Study Suggests Too Many Invasive Heart Tests Given

AP | MALCOLM RITTER | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living

NEW YORK — A troublingly high number of U.S. patients who are given angiograms to check for heart disease turn out not to have a significant pro...

Switching Blood Pressure Medication May Reduce Your Risk For Alzheimer's Disease

Scott Mendelson, M.D. | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Scott Mendelson, M.D.

Although treatment of high blood pressure reduces the risk of Alzheimer's Disease, recent evidence suggests that certain medications are more effective than others in preventing this disease.

Science Shows You Can Die of Boredom, Literally

Todd Kashdan | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Todd Kashdan

The more bored you are, the more likely you are to die prematurely. If boredom kills, then cultivating curiosity is a cure.

Sleep: A Surprising Way To Lower Blood Pressure

Christiane Northrup, MD | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Christiane Northrup, MD

New research shows that getting less than seven or eight hours a night (as an adult) increases your risk of high blood pressure, along with a host of other problems such as encouraging weight gain.

Meditation 'Eases Heart Disease'

BBC NEWS | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living

Heart disease patients who practice Transcendental Meditation have reduced death rates, US researchers have said....

Is The Boob Tube Harming Your Kid's Health?

TIME | Alice Park | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living

It's no secret that sedentary behavior contributes to obesity and chronically poor health. But not all sedentary behaviors are created equal, accordin...

STUDY: Laughter Can Relieve Stress, Lower Blood Pressure

medicalnewstoday.com | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living

Laughter is not only an effective stress-reliever, but can be heart-healthy, according to research presented at the American College of Sports Medicin...