High Blood Pressure

What’s Worse For Your Bod: Sugar Or Salt?

Let’s settle this once and for all.<p>These days, the saying "everything in moderation" has become a battle cry for healthy eaters everywhere—but when it comes to sugar and salt, many of us just can't help ourselves. Even though both play several essential roles in our health (the brain needs sugar …

Wellness

Enjoy a flavorful diet, feel healthier, boost your performance, and lower health risks with the “African...

Enjoy a flavorful diet, feel healthier, boost your performance, and lower health risks with the “African Heritage Diet.” The ancestors of African …

Health

Why the hype about diabetes and hypertension?

Hypertension or high blood pressure…what is it? And why is it important to recognize and treat hypertension in people with diabetes?<p>The genes that …

Diabetes

Dr. Gabe Mirkin on Health, Fitness and Nutrition. | Added Sugars Linked to High Blood Pressure

<b>Added Sugars Linked to High Blood Pressure</b><p>A new review of studies on sugar-added foods shows that people who take in 10-25 percent of their calories …

Diabetes

Heart Health Month: a moment to examine your risks

February is Heart Health Month and a great time of year to ensure you and your loved ones are living a heart-healthy lifestyle. With heart disease …

Diabetes

Can prednisone worsen my high blood pressure? - PredniSONE

Prednisone raises blood pressure in many people who take it. One reason is that prednisone and other corticosteroids cause the body to retain fluid. …

Wellness

What Puts You at Risk for a Stroke?

Medicine

Alarming Prevalence of Emergency Hypertension Levels in the General Public Identified by a Hypertension Awareness Campaign

BACKGROUND<p>Hypertension is a major cause of mortality and morbidity today. The “silent” nature of hypertension makes it critical to determine its …

Diabetes

How to Keep Your Memory Sharp

As the years pile up, a forgotten birthday, a story retold accidentally, or a temporarily misplaced wallet may spark some worry about your memory—and …

Dementia

9 things every woman should know about her heart

What you need to know about heart disease<p>You know the basics of heart disease: It’s the number one killer of women, you’re at risk if you have high …

Diabetes

Just how promising is that ‘miracle’ pill for high blood pressure? | Spectator Health

A new combination of four blood pressure drugs — the ‘quadpill’ — could be twice as effective as existing treatments, according to research by the George Institute at Sydney University <i>(see our analysis below)</i>.<p>Of the 17 million British people who have been diagnosed with high blood pressure, most of …

Diabetes

Inner-city pressure: North-side residents least happy and healthy

The central city and the trendy inner north are home to the ACT's least healthy and least happy residents, new analysis reveals.<p>Acton, Braddon, …

Inner Cities

10 Weird Things That Can Affect Your Heart Disease Risk

Heart disease is the number one killer of both men and women in the United States, and more than 610,000 Americans die of it annually. That's one in …

Diabetes

Harper-Nelson banned after not checking medication properly

Beijing Olympics 100 meters hurdles champion Dawn Harper-Nelson has been banned for three months after she tested positive for the banned diuretic hydrochlorothiazide, the United States Anti-Doping Agency (USADA) said on Tuesday.<p>The ban is effective from Dec. 1, 2016.<p>USADA said it had accepted …

Sports

Making sense of conflicting blood pressure advice

WASHINGTON — New and conflicting advice from reputable health organizations about when to begin addressing high blood pressure might be confusing, …

Diabetes

The Benefits of Planking and Do They Really Work

The advantage that the plank has over sit-ups and other ab exercises is that it puts the majority of the emphasis on the core region and less strain …

Workouts

Lack of sleep and risk of high blood pressure

<b>Dear Mayo Clinic:</b> I’ve heard that having sleep apnea can increase your blood pressure. What if you don’t sleep well but don’t have sleep apnea. Does …

Wellness

Is Cinnamon Effective for High Blood Pressure Control?

When considering your high blood pressure, it's important to focus on measures that are known to be effective and helpful. Lifestyle factors that …

Diabetes

Unhealthy gut microbes a cause of hypertension, researchers find

The microorganisms residing in the intestines (microbiota) play a role in the development of high blood pressure in rats, researchers have discovered.

Biology

7 Women Share The Heart Issues They Never Thought They'd Have To Deal With Before 35

“I had two strokes before 25.”<p>You're young, you're healthy, you probably don't need to worry about your heart, right? Wrong, says Suzanne Steinbaum, a cardiologist and spokesperson for the American Heart Association's Go Red For Women campaign. "If you have a heart, you can get heart disease," she …

Heart Disease

10 Signs You Are Heading Toward a Full Burnout

What Your Body Is Telling You and What You Are Doing Wrong<p>Like you, many entrepreneurs feel that once they reach their 40s, their lives as …

Wellness

Poverty cuts life more than alcohol: study

Low socio-economic status is the third most powerful risk factor for premature death after smoking and physical inactivity, a large international …

Longevity

How To Help Your Employees Get Heart Healthy

Cardiovascular disease is your employees’ biggest health threat. In fact, according to the American Heart Association’s (AHA) “2016 Heart Disease and Stroke Statistics Update,” heart disease and stroke are the No. 1 and No. 2 killers worldwide. Stroke is also the leading preventable cause of …

Wellness

Ways to exercise your way to a healthy heart

Physical inactivity, high blood pressure and smoking are risk factors for heart disease. So, be the exception rather than the rule. Exercise for a …

Wellness

Depression Can Hurt Your Heart Just As Much As High Cholesterol

Don’t overlook this little-known risk factor<p>Even if your cholesterol numbers look great and you’re at a healthy weight, you still might be at risk of heart disease. That’s because depression poses just as much of a risk to your ticker as obesity and high cholesterol levels do, according to a new …

Diabetes

Tailored treatment? 107 genes found linked to high blood pressure

In the US and the UK, high blood pressure (hypertension) affects approximately one in every three adults and is a leading risk factor for heart …

Diabetes

Experts: Control hypertension to cut risk of dementia

The number of people getting dementia in Singapore could be cut by more than a third, if only those with hypertension were able to keep their blood …

Dementia

Medical Groups Raise Blood Pressure Rx Threshold for Healthy Adults Over 60

MONDAY, Jan. 16, 2017 (HealthDay News) -- Two leading medical organizations are recommending a less aggressive target for the treatment of high blood …

Diabetes

11 Important Things You Can Do For Your Health In 2017

1 Get More Sleep<p>Source: GIPHY<p>Sleep doesn't just affect one aspect of your health — it affects all of them, from mental health to your quality of …

Wellness

Regular exercise may reduce high blood pressure risk in African Americans

<b>Study Highlights</b><p>Regular moderate to vigorous physical activity can reduce the risk of high blood pressure in African Americans.<br>• Finding ways to reduce …

Diabetes