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High Blood Pressure

5 Things A Trip To The Bathroom Can Tell You About Your Health

Leslie Spry, M.D., FACP | Posted 04.09.2014 | Healthy Living
Leslie Spry, M.D., FACP

Dehydration can also cause kidney stones, because it allows for stone-causing minerals to concentrate and settle in the kidneys and urinary tract. One of the best measures you can take to avoid kidney stones is to drink plenty of water, resulting in passing lots of clear urine.

Sugar Kills! How Do We Decrease Consumption?

Jeff Ritterman, MD | Posted 03.20.2014 | Healthy Living
Jeff Ritterman, MD

Our advice could be simple: "Eat real food. If they advertise it, don't buy it." The explanation simple as well: They advertise food and beverages because they want you to eat and drink products that are unhealthy."

Sodium: The Silent Killer of African Americans

Nicole Breedlove | Posted 03.12.2014 | Black Voices
Nicole Breedlove

Salt is in everything we eat. I'm not just talking about the obvious suspects like potato chips. I'm talking about the stuff you add after you prepare your food. The condiments.

Aging Gracefully, Inside and Out

Leslie Spry, M.D., FACP | Posted 03.12.2014 | Healthy Living
Leslie Spry, M.D., FACP

Kidney disease often develops slowly with few outward symptoms, so many people don't realize they have it until the disease is advanced. Awareness, especially for those at risk, is the first step to preventing or slowing the progression of kidney disease.

March Is National Kidney Month: Let's Get Back to Basics

Leslie Spry, M.D., FACP | Posted 03.05.2014 | Healthy Living
Leslie Spry, M.D., FACP

Kidney Disease kills more people each year than breast and prostate cancer combined. Yes, you read that statistic correctly, but you may be surprised by it.

How To Lower Blood Pressure Without Medication, From Sharon Mulvagh, MD (VIDEO)

Posted 02.24.2014 | MarloThomas

When it comes to lowering blood pressure without the use of medication, Mayo Clinic cardiologist Sharon Mulvagh, MD, had some great tips to share with...

Randy Lost 80 Pounds: 'I Won One Of The Hardest Battles'

Posted 02.20.2014 | Healthy Living

Got a success story of your own? Send it to us at success.stories@huffingtonpost.com and you could be featured in our I Lost Weight series! Name: R...

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.

What You Need to Know About Coronary Artery Disease

Dr. Cynthia Thaik | Posted 03.26.2014 | Healthy Living
Dr. Cynthia Thaik

It should go without saying that cardiovascular disease is a very serious issue; however, many people are simply unaware of what exactly heart disease is and how to recognize the signs.

Study Identifies Health Risk Facing Boys Raised By Single Parents

Posted 12.26.2013 | Divorce

Growing up in a single-parent household can lead to high blood pressure later in life for African-American males, according to a new study from the N...

Higher Blood Pressure Threshold OK In Older Adults

AP | LINDSEY TANNER | Posted 12.18.2013 | Fifty

CHICAGO (AP) — New guidelines are out that say many older adults with high blood pressure can be treated less aggressively. That could mean taking f...

Breakfast: Not Really the Most Important Meal of the Day

John Berardi, Ph.D. | Posted 02.14.2014 | Healthy Living
John Berardi, Ph.D.

In the mainstream nutrition world there's one thing you can always count on: If you're told a food -- or nutrition practice -- is good for you today, you'll be told it's bad for you tomorrow. The one exception: breakfast.

Controlling Blood Pressure an Important Way to Help Your Heart

Nancy Brown | Posted 01.25.2014 | Healthy Living
Nancy Brown

There's some major news in the cardiovascular world that I want to make sure you've heard: Doctors just received new recommendations for the best ways to care for your heart.

5 Ways To Release Yourself From Stress

Dr. Cynthia Thaik | Posted 01.23.2014 | Healthy Living
Dr. Cynthia Thaik

Stress may be unavoidable, but that doesn't mean it is not manageable. By taking care of your body, being mindful about the things in your life that cause anxiety and stress, and training yourself to cope with stressful situations, you can avoid many of the negative side effects of stress.

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.

Poison Or Medicine?

John Berardi, Ph.D. | Posted 11.29.2013 | Healthy Living
John Berardi, Ph.D.

When it comes to heart disease risk, caffeinated coffee can actually be a "poison" for one person. And a "medicine" for another. It all depends on one little gene.

An Effective Alternative To CPAP For OSA

Dr. Michael J. Breus | Posted 11.20.2013 | Healthy Living
Dr. Michael J. Breus

What's most important is finding the right treatment and sticking with it. Sleep apnea is a serious health condition. Fortunately, treatments used correctly -- whether CPAP or oral appliance -- can significantly improve your sleep and your general health.

Shining the Light on Kidney Disease

Leslie Spry, M.D., FACP | Posted 11.04.2013 | Healthy Living
Leslie Spry, M.D., FACP

The earlier kidney disease is recognized, the easier it is to treat. Sometimes, simple lifestyle interventions are even enough to keep the disease from progressing.

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...

Prevent Heart Attacks and Strokes? Yes. It. Can. Be. Done.

Tom Frieden, MD, MPH | Posted 10.23.2013 | Impact
Tom Frieden, MD, MPH

When health care systems and their patients follow simple steps, they can lower blood pressure and save lives. Prevent many of the nearly 1,000 deaths a day in the U.S. as a result of high blood pressure? Yes, it can be done. What can you do to help?

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 ...

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.

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?

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.