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High Blood Pressure (INACTIVE)

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  • Intermittent fasting, or IF, gains ground as a dieting tool

    Intermittent fasting, or IF, gains ground as a dieting tool
    It's a real heavyweight on the diet scene these days: intermittent fasting, a.k.a. IF (having ascended to heights where mere initials are enough). True, a fasting diet may not sound as appealing as, say, a cookie diet or a chocolate diet or a beer diet,...
  • Energy drinks speed heart contractions, MRIs show

    Energy drinks speed heart contractions, MRIs show
    This is your heart on an energy drink, and it’s contracting significantly faster than it was before you opened that can full of liquid stimulant. So says a team of cardiac radiologists who were concerned about adverse side effects from energy...
  • Blood pressure targets can be eased in older patients, experts advise

    Experts are urging doctors to ease up on using medications to control blood pressure in older patients. Rather than aim for a target blood pressure of 140/90 mm Hg, the target will be relaxed slightly to 150/90 mm Hg, according to new guidelines issued...
  • Docs explain why James Bond prefers his martinis 'shaken, not stirred'

    Docs explain why James Bond prefers his martinis 'shaken, not stirred'
    Scientists know that the best way to make a vodka martini is to mix the ingredients with a thin wooden spoon -- it combines the ingredients effectively without raising the drink’s temperature the way a metal stirrer would. So why would James Bond,...
  • New Storefront Takes Health Exchange Message To The Streets

    New Storefront Takes Health Exchange Message To The Streets
    NEW BRITAIN — For nearly three hours after the opening Tuesday of what is believed to be the nation's first Obamacare store, Ernestine Shabazz watched carefully as would-be health exchange customers filtered in and out. That was her job, as the...
  • The thinnest Americans are Asian Americans, CDC data show

    The thinnest Americans are Asian Americans, CDC data show
    Which Americans are least likely to be overweight or obese? Asian Americans, by a long shot. New data from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention reveal that 38.6% of Asian American adults have a body mass index over 25, the threshold for...
  • Blast make day special for eighth grader

    Blast make day special for eighth grader
    The latest member of the Blast made a lasting impression on his new teammates at practice Wednesday. Less than four minutes into the team's scrimmage, parked on the left side of the field at Northeast Regional Recreation Center, he aimed a shot to the...
  • Some health screenings may do more harm than good

    Certain health screenings, such as colonoscopies and cholesterol checks, are wise preventive measures, but other common tests may be unnecessary. "I think we're doing too much over-screening," says geriatrician Dr. Suzanne Salamon, an instructor at...
  • Baltimore County officials seek tighter ban on synthetic marijuana

    Baltimore County officials seek tighter ban on synthetic marijuana
    A Baltimore County councilwoman is seeking to tighten a local ban on synthetic marijuana, saying manufacturers have found ways around a state ban enacted last year as well as federal and county laws. Councilwoman Vicki Almond said existing laws...
  • Alternate-day dieting: Feast or famine

    Alternate-day dieting: Feast or famine
    Imagine being on a diet that allows you to lose weight and keep it off by alternating between a "fast day" in which you restrict your intake to about 500 calories and a "feast day" during which you eat anything you want. Does the feast day sound too...
  • Pain relief could lower blood pressure during gout attack

    Q: I recently had an attack of gout and my blood pressure went up. I take my blood pressure pills regularly. Are the two conditions related? Do drugs for hypertension cause gout? A: Gout is caused by a buildup of a normal waste product called uric acid....