| Mar 4, 2010
If you're like many Americans, your blood pressure has crept up as you've gotten older. But it doesn't have to. Our lifestyle has an impact on blood pressure; in fact, in parts of the world where people still live as their ancestors did, high blood...
| Feb 15, 2010
If you've been diagnosed with a heart disease, be prepared to learn a new language: it's called "pharmaceutical speak." Generally speaking, treating most heart ailments involves taking many medications. And with any medication, even the over-the-counter...
| Feb 11, 2010
What is blood pressure? Blood circulating through the body moves with a certain force - that's your blood pressure. This force can be affected by how strongly the heart is pumping and by the size of the vessels the blood is moving through. Blood moves...
| Feb 8, 2010
Studies consistently show that lowering blood pressure significantly lowers the risk of stroke and also, though less dramatically, the risk of heart attacks, heart failure and kidney problems. ¶ Drugs may be necessary sometimes, especially when blood...
| Feb 8, 2010
For some people, lifestyle measures are enough to keep blood pressure under control. But they're not enough for everyone.
For one thing, "many patients are not willing to change their lifestyle," says Dr. Peter Rudd, professor of medicine emeritus at the...
| Aug 17, 2009
If you want to live longer -- avoid heart disease, Alzheimer's disease and cancer -- then pick and choose your foods with care to quiet down parts of your immune system.
That's the principle promoted by the founders and followers of anti-inflammatory...