How low is too low? That’s what physicians are debating after new advice for treating hypertension was issued in December.
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Diabetes, obesity and elevated blood pressure typically emerge in middle-age, but more young children are showing signs of chronic conditions that may take a toll on their health.
Meditation, yoga, aerobic exercise and strength training are popular ways to lower blood pressure, so the latest study compared their effectiveness against common drug and diet treatments.
A brisk walk may be just as good as a run for keeping the the heart healthy.
According to the American Heart Association, excessive salt intake led to nearly 2.3 million heart-related deaths worldwide in 2010
Heart disease is the leading killer of Americans, and the lifetime risk among healthy Americans remains dangerously high.
Everyone is eating too much salt, says the American Heart Association
High blood pressure may lead to brain injury and to premature brain aging, even among people with only slightly elevated readings.
The general advice for most Americans is: Get more exercise. But the question is what kind of exercise, how intensely and for how long?
Eating too much sodium can contribute to high blood pressure in adults. Is a salty diet as dangerous for kids?
Nearly 1 in 3 Americans suffers from high blood pressure and more than half don’t have it under control, says a recent study from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC).