| Jun 1, 2010
DEAR MAYO CLINIC: What are the dangers of taking over-the-counter supplements? I am on blood pressure medication and have heard that there are some supplements that may interfere.
ANSWER: You've heard correctly. Some supplements should be avoided when...
| Jul 22, 2010
THE CLAIM: Green tea can help lower blood pressure.
THE FACTS: Few foods have a reputation for soothing stress quite like a hot cup of tea.
Green tea, in particular, has been linked to reduced stress and anxiety, and it contains compounds that are...
| 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...
| 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...
| 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...
| 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...
| Oct 1, 2009
| 4:32 PM
An inexpensive combination of a cholesterol-lowering drug and one to reduce blood pressure can reduce the incidence of heart attacks and strokes by as much as 60%, but getting patients to begin the regimen and then to stay on it......
| Jan 14, 2010
| 9:32 PM
The next time your little one dumps a cup of coffee into your laptop keyboard, keep this in mind: A new study finds that having children may be linked to having lower blood pressure. Researchers from Brigham Young University, the......
| Jan 26, 2010
| 4:32 PM
Need more low-carb diet versus something else comparisons? You're in luck. A new study found that following a low-carb diet may be better for lowering blood pressure than taking an over-the-counter weight loss medication and sticking to a low-fat diet.......
| Jan 7, 2009
| 8:58 AM
Sounds simple doesn't it? So why is coronary heart disease the single major cause of death and stroke the No. 3 killer in the U.S.?
One reason is undeniably a lack of commitment to a heart-healthy lifestyle, according to the American Heart Association....
| Oct 26, 2009
Simply put, diabetes is a contest between people and their blood. For people whose bodies don't produce enough insulin to manage their blood sugar, the goal is a normal blood score, achieved through a balancing act of lifestyle and medication....