Exercise is one of the cornerstones of good health, and the fitness industry provides a constantly increasing number of activities from which you can choose. While you may not hear the term “aerobic exercise” as often as you once did, this type of activity remains the key to a healthy
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High blood pressure is called the “silent killer” because it often doesn’t cause any obvious symptoms. Uncontrolled, it can be a very serious problem leading to stroke, heart disease, eye problems and even kidney failure. Estimates show that more than half of people over age 65 have high blood pressure.
The more scientists delve into the interrelationship between the brain and the cardiovascular system, the more evidence they find that blood vessel problems are important factors in cognitive decline and the neurodegeneration associated with Alzheimer’s disease (AD). The findings offer hope for those of us who are worried about losing
Fruit May Lower Stroke Risk
A large study published in the New England Journal of Medicine, April 7, 2016, reinforces the benefits of fruit intake. Compared with participants who never or rarely consumed fresh fruit, those who ate fresh fruit daily had lower blood pressure and glucose levels, as well as
Your kidneys work hard every day to filter out wastes from your bloodstream. Unfortunately, an estimated twenty million Americans have impaired kidney function, and many don’t even know it. Most people won’t progress to complete kidney failure, but kidneys that don’t work well raise the risk of high blood pressure,
Q. I’ve had some hypertension issues over the years, and my doctor keeps ordering different tests. How can I tell which ones I really need, and which are unnecessary?
A. It’s important to know why a test has been ordered and what your doctor hopes to learn about your condition from
In May 2015, the Society for Women’s Health Research announced an online campaign called “Beyond the Bruises” that unites survivors, advocates, organizations, and celebrities in bringing awareness to the effects of domestic violence on chronic disease. The campaign features a short film that shares the stories of domestic violence survivors