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Harvard Releases New Report On Stress Management
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Harvard Releases New Report On Stress Management

Frequently late? Often angry or irritated? Unsure of your ability to do something? Overextended? Not enough time for stress relief? A new report by Harvard Medical School, Stress Management: Approaches for preventing and reducing stress, "can h...

More than 50% Obesity in 39 States by 2030, New F as in Fat Report Projects
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More than 50% Obesity in 39 States by 2030, New F as in Fat Report Projects

A new report issued September 18, 2012 projects that if current trends continue, in 39 U.S. States more than 50% of adults could be obese by 2030, 13 states could have adult obesity rates above 60 percent, and all 50 states would have obesity rates of ...

New Initiative to Help Americans Control Blood Pressure, CDC Teams with Pharmacists
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New Initiative to Help Americans Control Blood Pressure, CDC Teams with Pharmacists

The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has announced a new initiative, called "Team Up. Pressure Down," in which the CDC and the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) will team with pharmacists to help educate patients o...

National High Blood Pressure Education Month Highlights Risks from High Blood Pressure & Ways to Control It
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National High Blood Pressure Education Month Highlights Risks from High Blood Pressure & Ways to Control It

In a statement issued May 2, Secretary of Health & Human Services Kathleen Sebelius announced that May is National High Blood Pressure Education Month and Stroke Awareness Month. These events, sponsored by the National Heart, Lung and Blood Inst...

Ninety Percent of Americans Eat Too Much Salt, CDC Reports
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Ninety Percent of Americans Eat Too Much Salt, CDC Reports

According to a report posted March 26 by the U.S. Centers for Disease Control & Prevention (CDC), "About 9 in 10 Americans aged 2 years and older eat too much sodium." "There is strong evidence that eating too much sodium [salt] raises blood pre...

Your Guide to Lowering Your Blood Pressure with DASH: the DASH Eating Plan
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Your Guide to Lowering Your Blood Pressure with DASH: the DASH Eating Plan

The Dietary Approaches to Stop Hypertension (DASH) Eating Plan is published and recommended by the National Heart, Lung & Blood Institute, which is part of the National Institutes of Health, under the U.S. Department of Health & Human Servi...

Harvard Medical School Issues Tips on How to Take Your Own Blood Pressure At Home
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Harvard Medical School Issues Tips on How to Take Your Own Blood Pressure At Home

Harvard Medical School has recently issued a new HealthBeat report, published by Harvard Health Publications, with practical tips on how to measure your blood pressure at home. "Checking blood pressure at home won't cure hypertension, but it will he...

HHS & Public-Private Partners Aim to Prevent 1 Million Heart Attacks & Strokes in 5 Years
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HHS & Public-Private Partners Aim to Prevent 1 Million Heart Attacks & Strokes in 5 Years

The U.S. Department of Health & Human Services (HHS) yesterday announced a new "Million Hearts" campaign being launched by a public-private partnership of several government and private sector organizations, with the aim of preventing 1 million hea...

Some Foods That Reduce Stress
Posted by Senior Editor

Vitamin C can help reduce stress and return blood pressure to normal levels, according to a German Study. See what other foods have the same benefits. Watch Carolyn Snyder, registered dietitian at the Cleveland Clinic»

Prevent and Control High Blood Pressure: Mission Possible; What every midlife and older American should know
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pamphlet by the U.S. Department of Health & Human Services, National Institutes of Health, National Heart, Lung & Blood Institute. Lists 8 things you can do to prevent and control high blood pressure. >> View Info

Your Guide to Lowering Blood Pressure
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20 page booklet by the National Heart, Lung & Blood Institute, National Institutes of Health, U.S. Department of Health & Human Services. Explains in some detail the risk factors and consequences of high blood pressure and how to lower blood...

Screening for High Blood Pressure
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Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality, U.S. Department of Health & Human Services. U.S. Preventive Services Task Force recommends screening for high blood pressure in adults. Links to summary of recommendations and supporting documents. ...

Home Blood-Pressure Monitoring Recommended; It makes better control possible, heart experts say
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HealthDayNews article published on Healthfinder.gov, a service of the National Institutes of Health. Recommendations for home monitoring of blood pressure by three major health organizations have been published in a Journal of the AMA. >>Vie...

Grandma Was Right About Your Blood Pressure
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ZDNet Health Care, September 22, 2008. Studies show that Grandma was right when she told you to eat less salt and take Vitamin C to keep your blood pressure down. >>View Info

Strategies to control high blood pressure
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Cleveland Clinic, Heart and Vascular Institute. Lists 9 strategies you can take to prevent high blood pressure. >>View Info

Tips On Preventing Hypertension In Women
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by Mike Jennings. >> View Info

Relaxation Tapes or Mozart Lower Blood Pressure
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BusinessWeek, September 17, 2008. A study of seniors found that regularly listening to relaxation tapes or tapes of Mozart music in fact lowered blood pressure. >>View Info

Move to Prevent and Control High Blood Pressure: Mission Possible; Easy Ways to Lower Your Risk Through Physical Activity
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National High Blood Pressure Education Program, National Heart, Lung & Blood Institute, National Institutes of Health, U.S. Department of Health & Human Services. Includes list of moderate physical exercises, 5 tips to help you stick with your...

In Brief: Your Guide to Lowering Your Blood Pressure with DASH: the DASH Eating Plan
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by the National Heart, Lung & Blood Institute, National Institutes of Health, U.S. Department of Health & Human Services. Explains how high blood pressure can be prevented— and lowered—by following the Dietary Approaches to Stop Hypertensi...

Prevent and Control High Blood Pressure: Mission Possible; What Every African American Should Know
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National High Blood Pressure Education Program, National Heart, Lung & Blood Institute, National Institutes of Health, U.S. Department of Health & Human Services. Statistics show that African Americans are more likely to develop high blood pre...

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Free Stroke Screenings Offered May 3, 2013 by Cleveland Clinic Florida
April 27, 2013 Posted by Editor
Free Stroke Screenings Offered May 3, 2013 by Cleveland Clinic Florida

Cleveland Clinic Florida has announced that it will offer Free Stroke Screenings to the public on May 3, 2013. Phone registration is required: To register, call toll-free 800-691-6555. The Cleveland Clinic states: "Strokes can happen at any age......

How High Blood Pressure Puts Your Brain at Risk
December 13, 2012 Posted by Contributing Author
How High Blood Pressure Puts Your Brain at Risk

By Deane Alban You already know that high blood pressure can lead to heart attacks, kidney failure, and blindness. Now there is one more reason to get your blood pressure levels under control. This condition has been found to be more damaging to the...

Treating Sleep Apnea Found to Reduce High Blood Pressure
October 30, 2012 Posted by Editor
Treating Sleep Apnea Found to Reduce High Blood Pressure

A new study published in the Journal of Clinical Sleep Medicine has found that a group of men with obstructive sleep apnea who also had high blood pressure, benefited from a significant lowering of their blood pressure when their sleep apnea was treate...

Eating Yogurt May Help Prevent High Blood Pressure, New Study Suggests
September 21, 2012 Posted by Editor
Eating Yogurt May Help Prevent High Blood Pressure, New Study Suggests

A new study that followed more than 2,000 participants over 15 years has found that eating more yogurt may help lower your risk of high blood pressure. The study, by Huifen Wang, PhD, of Tufts University in Boston, and colleagues, was presented on...

New Study Shows Link Between Heart Disease & Chemical in Common Household Products
September 6, 2012 Posted by Editor
New Study Shows Link Between Heart Disease & Chemical in Common Household Products

A new study has found an association between cardiovascular disease and exposure to perfluorooctanoic acid (PFOA), a manmade chemical used in the manufacture of several common household products. The study of 1,216 individuals was conducted by Anoo...

Johns Hopkins Health Alert Features 8 Key Strategies to Protect Your Memory
August 17, 2012 Posted by Editor
Johns Hopkins Health Alert Features 8 Key Strategies to Protect Your Memory

A new Health Alert published by Johns Hopkins Medicine features 8 key strategies that the Johns Hopkins experts say can help preserve your memory and brain health. The Health Alert, entitled "How to Protect Your Memory and Brain Health," is writte...

Experts Advocate Dancing for Health
July 23, 2012 Posted by Editor
Experts Advocate Dancing for Health

UPDATED July 23, 2012: A new Health Tip published by MedlinePlus, a service of the National Library of Medicine, National Institutes of Health advocates that seniors "make exercise a social activity." "Participate in a group dance class or a group fi...

May is National Mediterranean Diet Month
May 17, 2012 Posted by Editor
May is National Mediterranean Diet Month

May has been declared as National Mediterranean Diet Month, a national health observance aimed at generating awareness of the Mediterranean Diet and lifestyle, and the health benefits associated with it. The event is sponsored by Oldways Preservat...

Optimism & Positive Outlook May Help Prevent Heart Attack, New Study Finds
April 18, 2012 Posted by Editor
Optimism & Positive Outlook May Help Prevent Heart Attack, New Study Finds

In a new study reviewing more than 200 studies published in two major scientific databases, researchers from the Harvard School of Public Health (HSPH) found that positive psychological well-being, including especially a sense of optimism, appears to r...

Heart Disease Reversal
April 10, 2012 Posted by Senior Editor

The Rave Diet claims to reverse heart disease, as well as wide range of other diseases, by changing to a plant-based diet. It has been endorsed by doctors from The Cleveland Clinic Foundation, who are interviewed--one of whom reversed severe heart d...

Preventing and Managing Coronary Artery Disease
March 31, 2012 Posted by Senior Editor

Watch Michael S. Lauer, M.D. Director, Division of Cardiovascular Sciences, National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute »

National Nutrition Month - Resources on Eating for Prevention & Wellness
March 13, 2012 Posted by Editor
National Nutrition Month - Resources on Eating for Prevention & Wellness

March is National Nutrition Month®, a nutrition education and information campaign sponsored annually by the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics, a nonprofit organization. According to the Academy, "The campaign is designed to focus attention on the...

Red Meat Increases Risk of Death; Fish or Poultry Lowers Risk, New Study Finds
March 12, 2012 Posted by Editor
Red Meat Increases Risk of Death; Fish or Poultry Lowers Risk, New Study Finds

A new study by scientists at Harvard and the Cleveland Clinic has found that the more red meat one eats, the higher the risk of death from cardiovascular disease, cancer, and all causes, while substituting fish, poultry and other healthy protein foods ...

Cleveland Clinic Heart Surgeon & Cardiologist Tackle Misconceptions About Heart Health
February 21, 2012 Posted by Editor
Cleveland Clinic Heart Surgeon & Cardiologist Tackle Misconceptions About Heart Health

In their new book entitled, Heart 411: The Only Guide to Heart Health You'll Ever Need, two renowned heart experts, heart surgeon Marc Gillinov and cardiologist Steven Nissen, both of the Cleveland Clinic, tackle some prominent misconceptions about hea...

10 Foods Largely Responsible for 9 of 10 Americans Eating Too Much Salt, New CDC Report Finds
February 10, 2012 Posted by Editor
10 Foods Largely Responsible for 9 of 10 Americans Eating Too Much Salt, New CDC Report Finds

A new report issued February 7 by the U.S. Centers for Disease Control & Prevention (CDC) has found that 9 out of 10 Americans eat too much salt, and 10 food types are responsible for 44 percent of daily salt intake. According to the new report,...

Nationwide Events to Promote Heart-Healthy Living Being Held in February
February 9, 2012 Posted by Editor
Nationwide Events to Promote Heart-Healthy Living Being Held in February

The American Heart Association and other organizations are holding a series of nationwide events in February as part of "American Heart Month." The purpose of this annual initiative, sponsored by the American Heart Association, is to call attention to...

Feb 3 is National Wear Red Day - for Heart Disease Awareness
January 19, 2012 Posted by Editor
Feb 3 is National Wear Red Day - for Heart Disease Awareness

The American Heart Association ("AHA") has issued the following announcement of National Wear Red Day, February 3, 2012, to encourage awareness of  Heart Disease, which the AHA calls our Nation's "No. 1 killer:" National Wear Red Da...

American Heart Association Publishes New Holiday Healthy Eating Guide
December 24, 2011 Posted by Editor
American Heart Association Publishes New Holiday Healthy Eating Guide

The American Heart Association (AHA) has published a new "Holiday Healthy Eating Guide," with tips for consumers on how to navigate the Holidays - usually a heavy-eating season - in a way that is healthy for your heart, blood pressure and cardiovascul...

The Right Foods Can Help Manage Blood Pressure
December 23, 2011 Posted by Senior Editor

Dr. Michael Roizen, Division Chair of the Cleveland Clinic, and Anti-aging expert, offers tips on blood pressure management. He cites the more colorful the fruits and vegetables, the lower the blood pressure. Spinach and tomatoes, for example, are g...

New Study Fuels Controversy Over Benefits of Salt Reduction in Diet & in Processed Foods
November 10, 2011 Posted by Editor
New Study Fuels Controversy Over Benefits of Salt Reduction in Diet & in Processed Foods

A new research report by Danish researchers has claimed to find some adverse consequences of dietary salt reduction primarily in persons with normal blood pressure, fueling a continuing controversy over the benefits of requiring salt reduction in foods...

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