The Eighth Joint National Committee (JNC8) guidelines on the management of adult hypertension (high blood pressure) contain some significant changes from previous guidelines, which were released a decade ago in 2003 by the JNC7. One change is the recommendation that adults age 60 and older aim for a blood pressure
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If you’re still in the habit of making New Year’s resolutions, why not resolve to do some positive things for your heart in 2016? Not sure where to start?
What follows are seven tips that go beyond the usual “exercise and eat right” advice, but are still strategies that you can
What if much of what you know about your cholesterol numbers and heart disease risk is wrong? That is a great question and one that more people should be asking. Learn what the truth is and how it affects you.
Can lowering your cholesterol really be as easy as putting one foot in front of the other? If you can drag yourself off the couch or away from your computer for just 30 minutes a day of brisk walking, you can lower your cholesterol…
The list of statins’ side effects—memory loss, muscle pain, fatigue, diabetes—is still growing with the recent discovery that these cholesterol-lowering drugs dramatically reduce the benefits of exercise.