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  • Man drinking orange juice
    That morning glass of juice can raise your blood pressure
    Frequent fruit juice consumption linked to higher aortic blood pressureMillions of Americans have a glass of juice to start their day however, despite the common belief that fruit juice is healthy; fruit juice contains high amounts of naturally...
  • Cityscape of Austin, Texas, USA
    Living near major roadways raises the risk of hypertension
    Postmenopausal women living the closet have the highest riskLiving near major roadways has been linked with increased risk of cardiovascular events and worse prognosis. Residential proximity to major roadways may also be associated with increased...
  • Living with Hypertension: Learn about the DASH Diet
    Living with Hypertension: Learn about the DASH Diet
    Hypertension is a term used to describe high blood pressure.Hypertension can become serious and life threatening if left untreated. Here are ways to lower blood pressure levels: discuss treatment options with your doctor, avoid shaking salt on...
  • Living with Hypertension: Take medication as prescribed
    Living with Hypertension: Take medication as prescribed
    Are you taking medication to treat hypertension? If yes, take medication as prescribed.Hypertensionalso known as high blood pressure isthe silent killer. Uncontrolled high blood pressure can damage your kidneys andcause a stroke.Also, it can put...
  • Hypertension: Eat low sodium meals and snacks
    Hypertension: Eat low sodium meals and snacks
    Hypertensionalso known as high blood pressure isthe silent killer. Uncontrolled high blood pressure can damage your kidneys andcause a stroke.Also, it can put you at risk of having a heart attack.Hypertension can become serious and life...
  • Spoon of yogurt
    Blood pressure moderately lowered by probiotics
    Persons with elevated blood pressure showed greater resultsProbiotics are organisms such as bacteria or yeast that naturally occurs in the gut. Probiotics are available in supplements and foods.Past human clinical trials have shown that probiotic...
  • Blood presssure rises and stays high when sleep is lost over stress or divorce.
    Blood presssure rises and stays high when sleep is lost over stress or divorce
    It's normal for people to experience trouble sleeping after a divorce, but if sleep problems last too long, they can lead to potentially harmful increases in blood pressure, a new University of Arizona study finds. The research suggests that...
  • Report says alcohol not heart-healthy, other sources: 'It never was'
    Report says alcohol not heart-healthy, other sources: 'It never was'
    A new report released July 10 in The BMJ (formerly British Medical Journal) debunks decades of misinformation about alcohol's heart-health benefits. According to researchers, even a single glass of wine or beer can be damaging to the heart.The...
  • Get your blood pressure checked: Schedule your annual physical exam this week
    Get your blood pressure checked: Schedule your annual physical exam this week
    Stay healthy! Schedule your annual physical exam this week.A physical exam is an important component in maintaining a healthy body. During a physical exam, a doctor or medical professional will check your heart and blood pressure.High Blood...
  • Yoga for Blood Pressure Reduction
    Yoga reduces high blood pressure
    A downward dog or sun salutation may do more for you than keep you fit, it may reduce blood pressure. Yoga is becoming more than a way to exercise and find your inner zen. A systematic review of all published work on yoga and hypertension culled...
  • Salt intake, consumer understanding, and health research.
    Salt intake, consumer understanding, and health research
    It looks like the big food manufacturing companies are preaching the results of studies of their products to more dietitians as well as some of the largest health-focused associations. For example, the American Heart Association brought together...
  • Juicing to lower your blood pressure
    Juicing to lower your blood pressure
    If you’ve ever tried fresh vegetable or fruit juice, you know you just feel better when you drink it, but you may not know why. Sure, it’s full of vitamins, because it extracts the essence of the vegetable from all of the fiber, so you...
  • New BP Guidelines for Floridians over 60
    New BP Guidelines for Floridians over 60
    Since 2003 health experts have recommended that hypertensive patients (people with high blood pressure) keep their blood pressure (BP) levels below 140/90 in order to prevent heart and kidney failure, heart attacks, and stroke.Recently however,...
  • May is Stroke Awareness Month: Learn about hypertension and stroke prevention
    May is Stroke Awareness Month: Learn about hypertension and stroke prevention
    May is Stroke Awareness Month. This month learn about hypertension and stroke prevention.Hypertensionalso known as high blood pressure can become serious and life threatening if left untreated.Here are ways to lower blood pressure levels: discuss...
  • German researchers have invented an implantable device to control blood pressure
    German researchers have invented an implantable device to control blood pressure
    Germans are well-known for their development of high-tech products. As an alternative to medications to control blood pressure, German scientists have developed an implantable device that reduces blood pressure by sending electrical impulses to...