| Jan 23, 2013
| 2:30 AM
High blood pressure is called the "silent killer" because about one in three people have it, but many don't even realize it. So, what if you're one of those Americans with dangerous, high blood pressure? It's essential to discuss a personalized plan of...
| Jan 2, 2013
| 2:30 AM
Did you make a New Year's resolution to eat a heart-healthier diet this year? We hope so. It means you will eat foods that are lower in saturated fat and salt and higher in soluble fiber and heart-friendly nutrients than the average American diet....
| Dec 26, 2012
| 2:30 AM
GOT YOGURT? THEN YOU MIGHT NOT GET HIGH BLOOD PRESSURE
People who take in at least 2 percent of their calories from yogurt have lower blood pressure and are about 30 percent less likely to develop hypertension than people who don't eat yogurt, scientists...
| Oct 22, 2012
| 1:48 PM
NEW YORK (Reuters Health) - Downing a cup of beans or lentils every day may help people with type 2 diabetes control their blood sugar and possibly reduce their risk of heart attacks and stroke, according to a small study out today.
| Aug 14, 2012
| 4:05 PM
NEW YORK (Reuters Health) - Eating a daily dose of cocoa or dark chocolate - rich in plant compounds called flavanols - may lead to a slight drop in blood pressure for a short period of time, a fresh look at past research suggests.
Pulling data from 20...
| Apr 16, 2012
| 10:00 AM
NEW YORK (Reuters Health) - Fast food may often be high in salt, but the exact levels seem to vary based on the country you live in, according to a study published Monday.
Looking at fast-food menu information in six countries, researchers found that the...
| Feb 9, 2012
| 8:59 AM
Sure, you should keep your weight, cholesterol and blood pressure in check. But getting there — and staying there — includes a multitude of physical, nutritional and emotional components. Here are cardiologists' top 10 secrets for getting...
| Jan 27, 2012
| 4:35 PM
THE NURSE IS IN By Chris Hammerlund DEAR CHRIS: Settle a bet I have with my husband. He says love might be a good thing …...
| Dec 7, 2011
| 12:04 PM
Q: Is the Dash diet effective for extremely high blood pressure? I really want to avoid taking medication.
A: Research has found the Dash diet to be an effective way to lower blood pressure in people who have slightly elevated high blood pressure...
| Nov 15, 2011
| 11:24 AM
An apple a day may keep the doctor away, but three kiwis could lower your blood pressure.
A study at the American Heart Association scientific meeting in Orlando, Fla., on Tuesday found that eating the fuzzy-skinned fruit with the tart green flesh...
| Jul 18, 2011
They cuddle and purr. And they shed. They wag their tails and fetch your slippers. And they shed. They never talk back and they never hold a grudge. And they shed.
There are obvious pluses and minuses to living with pets, not only with respect to your...