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Hypertension

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.

Why Soul Food And Salt Consumption Are Hard To Break

Posted 09.20.2012 | Black Voices

While a team of researchers at Georgia Health Sciences University explored the connection between high blood pressure and stress last week, a team of ...

Cathy Lost 94 Pounds: 'It's Been So Freeing!'

Posted 09.12.2012 | Healthy Living

Got a success story of your own? Send it to us at success.stories@huffingtonpost.com and you could be featured on the site! Name: Cathy Storey Age...

The Best Way To Manage Your Hypertension

Samuel J. Mann, M.D. | Posted 11.04.2012 | Healthy Living
Samuel J. Mann, M.D.

As a hypertension specialist, I advocate healthy diet, reduction of sodium intake, and exercise, as a means to avoid or reduce medication. However, most people end up requiring medication, which is helping millions live a longer and healthier life.

The Number Of Americans Who Don't Have Their Blood Pressure Under Control

Posted 09.04.2012 | Healthy Living

Even though most people with hypertension in the United States are receiving medical attention, more than half of those with the condition don't have ...

For Men, It's More Waist Management Than Weight Management

Manuel Villacorta | Posted 09.25.2012 | Healthy Living
Manuel Villacorta

Time to stop blaming the wife or family, and start eating like a man. That doesn't mean starving yourself, or eating like a bird. It means managing your nutrition, and tackling your stress as well. Here's what men can do to take control of their waists, and their health.

Explained: Does Hypertension Mean You’re Stressed Out?

Leslie Spry, M.D., FACP | Posted 09.25.2012 | Healthy Living
Leslie Spry, M.D., FACP

A common misconception is that those with hypertension are excessively nervous or stressed out. In my practice, this is actually one of the most common questions that I am asked by a new patient.

Strategies to Prevent Another Stroke

Richard C. Senelick, M.D. | Posted 09.11.2012 | Healthy Living
Richard C. Senelick, M.D.

It is easy to revert back to your old habits and continue to put yourself at a high risk for another stroke or heart attack. Take a few moments, meet with your doctor and start changing the way you live -- it just may save your life.

Why College Is Good For Your Heart

Posted 09.27.2012 | Black Voices

You've heard the benefits of a college degree before, but new research suggests that there's a healthful one, too. According to researchers at the ...

Before The Damage Is Done -- Keep Your Pressure Under Control

Leslie Spry, M.D., FACP | Posted 08.29.2012 | Healthy Living
Leslie Spry, M.D., FACP

High blood pressure can damage the kidneys without any warning, but the news isn't all bad. By knowing your risk and keeping tabs on your numbers, you may be able to prevent blood pressure from getting out of control.

Catherine Pearson

High Blood Pressure Hospitalizations Have Doubled In Kids

HuffingtonPost.com | Catherine Pearson | Posted 06.18.2012 | Healthy Living

Hospitalizations for children with high blood pressure have nearly doubled in recent years, according to new data. Researchers said the substantial...

What You Don't Know About Strokes

Richard W. Besdine, M.D. | Posted 08.14.2012 | Healthy Living
Richard W. Besdine, M.D.

Contrary to popular wisdom, what you don't know can sometimes hurt you, and badly. For older adults in particular, this is true when it comes to stroke.

New Study May Help Curb High Heart Disease Rates Among Blacks

Posted 06.11.2012 | Black Voices

African Americans are 30 percent more likely to die from heart disease than other ethnic groups, the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS...

The Healing Power of Storytelling

Richard C. Senelick, M.D. | Posted 06.09.2012 | Healthy Living
Richard C. Senelick, M.D.

Storytelling is a two-way street. Illnesses unfold as stories, and physicians need to learn how to listen to those stories. The same is true of giving advice, for if good advice is given in the wrong way, the patient will not follow it.

Blood Donations Urged Among Blacks. Why The Push?

Posted 03.01.2012 | Black Voices

While high rates of sickle cell anemia and lupus prevail in the black community, often requiring blood transfusions, experts say African Americans cur...

Day Six: Is Obesity an Infectious Disease?

Suzanne O'Malley | Posted 04.07.2012 | Healthy Living
Suzanne O'Malley

New findings suggest that obesity and liver disease can be caused by proteins that change microbe populations in the stomach, according to a study published in the February 2012 issue of the journal Nature.

Former Dictator Hospitalized

AP | JUAN ZAMORANO | Posted 04.06.2012 | World

PANAMA CITY — Former Panamanian dictator Manuel Noriega, who was toppled by a 1989 American invasion and later convicted of drug running, was tr...