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High Blood Pressure

Student Loan and Mortgage Loan Debt: A Public Health Crisis?

Mechele Dickerson | Posted 08.12.2014 | Politics
Mechele Dickerson

Recent research about student loans and mortgages raises the question of whether having too much debt can make you sick. Survey results are particularly troubling because they suggest that it is the debt itself -- not the burden of repayment.

The Surprising Thing A Nurse Told Me To Drink For My Health

Al DeLuise | Posted 08.05.2014 | Fifty
Al DeLuise

In the mid-eighties the company I worked for decided they wanted to keep their employees in tip-top condition. With that in mind they built a fitness center right in our building. There were treadmills and free-weights all designed to keep us from dropping dead at our desks. The only caveat was that in order to join the fitness center you had to be fit; each employee had to pass a physical.

Rallying Women Against Heart Disease Is a Year-Round Pursuit

Nancy Brown | Posted 08.04.2014 | Healthy Living
Nancy Brown

"Raising awareness is always fulfilling; raising awareness of the No. 1 killer of women is especially satisfying. That is why one day is not enough. As women in high-profile roles, we need to do better. We need to do more."

Why We Can't Ignore Heart Disease in Hispanics

American Heart Association | Posted 07.17.2014 | Latino Voices
American Heart Association

For many Hispanics, family is paramount. Yet heart disease and stroke, this nation's number one and number four killers, are stealing our abuelitos and abuelitas at an unacceptable rate.

The Thing No One Ever Told Me About Having A Preemie

Jessica Bensten | Posted 07.17.2014 | Parents
Jessica Bensten

I felt like a failure. I'd had two children; the first got cancer and now the second one was probably going to die because I couldn't hold up my end of the bargain. I'd brought our whole family back into the world of sickness and worry. The guilt was all-encompassing.

Soda Warning: May Be Hazardous to Your Sperm

Jeff Ritterman, MD | Posted 08.17.2014 | Healthy Living
Jeff Ritterman, MD

Spread the word! Soda rots our teeth, makes us fat, fattens our livers, blocks our arteries, and raises our blood pressure. It may also interfere with our fertility.

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...

Silent Epidemic: Kidney Disease in the African-American Population

Leslie Spry, M.D., FACP | Posted 08.05.2014 | Healthy Living
Leslie Spry, M.D., FACP

Black Americans are three times more likely than White Americans to develop kidney disease and to require dialysis. Of great concern is that this racial disparity remains constant across all age groups. It may not make many headlines, but it needs to be brought to the attention of the public.

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...

What Causes Obesity? Top Cardiology Journal Spreads Confusion

Jeff Ritterman, MD | Posted 07.06.2014 | Healthy Living
Jeff Ritterman, MD

There doesn't seem to be any way around the latest inconvenient truth. Sugar kills. We need to drastically decrease consumption.

Yagana Shah

7 Foods Science Proves Will Help Lower Your Blood Pressure

HuffingtonPost.com | Yagana Shah | Posted 04.29.2014 | Fifty

When it comes to blood pressure, your diet can either be your biggest enemy or your greatest ally. If you suffer from hypertension, you've likely been...

Hypertension Control Means Celebrating Something That Doesn't Happen

Nancy Brown | Posted 06.25.2014 | Healthy Living
Nancy Brown

May is High Blood Pressure Education Month, making this is a great time to discuss this condition -- what it is, why it matters and what can be done about it.

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

Leslie Spry, M.D., FACP | Posted 06.09.2014 | 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 05.20.2014 | 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 05.12.2014 | 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 05.12.2014 | 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 05.05.2014 | 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.