About the Author

Jim Brown, PhD

As a former college professor of health education, Jim Brown brings a unique perspective to health and medical writing. He has authored 14 books on health, medicine, fitness, and sports. His Tennis: Steps to Success (Human Kinetics) is in its 4th edition and has been translated into 13 languages. Over the past two decades, Jim has written articles, newsletters, and special reports for Cleveland Clinic (Pain Management) Duke University Medical Center (Duke Medicine Health News), UCLA Health (The Stay Fit Series, Skin Care), and Weill Cornell Medicine (Women’s Health Advisor). He has also served as the executive editor of the Penn State Sports Medicine Newsletter/Georgia Tech Sports Medicine and Performance Newsletter, and the Steadman Philippon Research Institute News. Jim is a native of Louisiana and received his undergraduate degree from Baylor University. After serving in the Peace Corps, he received a MEd from McNeese State University and a PhD in college teaching/health education from the University of North Texas.

Articles by Jim Brown, PhD

10 Terrific Natural Diuretics

Natural diuretic foods and drinks stimulate your kidneys to produce more urine, unloading excessive fluid and salt. Although they vary greatly in effectiveness, these foods and drinks allow you to take in healthy nutrients rather than prescription medications (“water pills”). You may be retaining too much fluid if there is … Read More

Exercises For Mobility

Regardless of your age or physical condition, you can improve your balance and increase your mobility. First, determine your strengths and weaknesses. A doctor, physical therapist, or other health care professional can help. Next, find a set of easy balance exercises that fits your needs. The following are three exercises … Read More

High Blood Pressure: One Heart Failure Risk Factor

Almost half of Americans have high blood pressure (HTN), and one in five adults don’t know they even have it, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Taking medications as prescribed is a problem for many patients, and it’s estimated that nearly 30 percent of patients who have … Read More
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