Could the simple act of resolving a relationship conflict with a close friend or relative actually lower your blood pressure numbers? Research is now saying it absolutely can. Not too many years ago, many doctors and even some medical associations were unconvinced that stress reduction techniques could effectively lower elevated blood
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What’s Your Exercise Story?
Individuals come to exercise programs with different histories of physical activity. Maybe you played a team sport in high school and intramural athletics in college, but gradually became less active with the demands of work and family. Perhaps you’ve always preferred solitary activities, such as hiking on
Untreated or poorly treated sleep apnea leaves you tired all the time and suffering from excessive daytime sleepiness and other sleep apnea symptoms. Use of the continuous positive airway pressure device or CPAP mask has been the gold standard therapy for treating sleep apnea for the past 25 years. But
Medications, injections, supplements, surgery. They’re helpful treatments that have provided pain relief and improved function for millions of arthritis patients.
But perhaps nothing can do as much for your joints, and possible rheumatoid arthritis or osteoarthritis symptoms as the things you can do yourself—namely, exercise and weight management.
Getting in Shape
Peripheral artery disease (PAD) is a buildup of plaque within the peripheral arteries in the legs, arms, and brain. It may not sound as serious as coronary artery disease, since it doesn’t occur in or around the heart, but it can have serious consequences if it’s not diagnosed and treated.
At some point, you’ve probably heard that you shouldn’t eat eggs if you have high cholesterol or heart disease. However, in recent years, researchers have learned much about dietary cholesterol, as well as the many nutritional benefits of eggs.
“Eggs offer a variety of nutrients, notably protein,” says clinical dietitian Stephan
Having a tube threaded through your blood vessels to your heart may sound scary, but more than 2 million people in the U.S. have this procedure, called cardiac catheterization, done every year.
“Cardiac catheterization is a procedure
When it comes to determining health risks, cholesterol numbers are given a great deal of attention, but there’s another substance that’s often neglected: triglycerides.
“Triglycerides are a form of lipids [fats] in the blood, as are the various types of cholesterol. After a meal, unneeded calories are stored as triglycerides and then
If you’re not sure how much exercise you need every week to help keep your heart healthy, you’re not alone. A Cleveland Clinic survey released earlier this year found that most Americans aren’t sure how much physical activity is recommended for heart health.
The survey also revealed that about two-thirds
Protect Your Health With a Positive Outlook
People who deal calmly and positively with daily stressors help protect themselves against inflammation. Chronic, or long term inflammation undermines health and can lead to obesity, heart disease, and cancer. Women are at increased risk for elevated levels of inflammation. Researchers, led by Nancy