Is watermelon good for you or just a sweet, unhealthy indulgence? This summertime staple is as healthy as it is delicious.
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For too many people, a heart attack is their first clue that they have heart disease. Or for people who perhaps knew they had risk factors for heart disease but didn’t realize how serious their condition was, symptoms or signs of a heart attack serve as late wake-up call that
Q: My blood pressure lately has been at or around 126/64. The systolic (top) number puts me in the “pre-hypertensive” range, but the diastolic (bottom) number seems okay. How should I interpret those numbers?
A: Based on current guidelines, your blood pressure is at the low end the “prehypertensive” range, which
Measuring your blood pressure at home has been proven to be the best way to diagnose and monitor hypertension, as long as you do it correctly. Here’s how to get accurate blood pressure readings in the privacy of your home.
A recent study on alcohol and blood pressure found that even one drink a day can increase blood pressure, but binge drinking poses the biggest risk. Found out how much and what types of alcoholic beverages are problematic.
Olive leaf extract has been shown to be as effective as the blood pressure medication Captopril. It also lowers cholesterol, triglycerides, and blood sugar.
Yoga Improves QOL in Afib Patients.
Swedish patients with paroxysmal atrial fibrillation—atrial fibrillation that occurs occasionally, lasting minutes to days before returning to normal rhythm—had improved quality of life, heart rate, and blood pressure after a 12-week yoga intervention. The study involved 80 patients who were randomized to yoga or a
About one in three American adults, some 67 million people, have high blood pressure, one of the most dangerous risk factors for stroke. If you’re age 65 years or older, the odds are even greater that you have hypertension: 64% of men and 69% of women ages 65 and up
If you’re worried about high blood pressure, a new systematic review of scientific evidence has good news: Changing your diet really can make a difference. Not surprisingly, the most effective diet for reducing hypertension was one designed specifically for that purpose—the Dietary Approaches to Stop Hypertension (DASH) plan. But other
Your Diet Vs. Chronic Disease
It’s estimated that half of all U.S. adults—about 117 million people—suffer from preventable, diet-related chronic diseases. Shifting to healthier eating patterns that contain the nutrients your heart and brain require can help bring about lasting improvements in individual health, according to the 2015-2020 Dietary Guidelines for