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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 help you identify . . . → Read More: Harvard Releases New Report On Stress Management

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

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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 . . . → Read More: New Initiative to Help Americans Control Blood Pressure, CDC Teams with Pharmacists

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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 Institute . . . → Read More: National High Blood Pressure Education Month Highlights Risks from High Blood Pressure & Ways to Control It

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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 . . . → Read More: Ninety Percent of Americans Eat Too Much Salt, CDC Reports

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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 . . . → Read More: Your Guide to Lowering Your Blood Pressure with DASH: the DASH Eating Plan

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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 help . . . → Read More: Harvard Medical School Issues Tips on How to Take Your Own Blood Pressure At Home

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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 heart attacks and . . . → Read More: HHS & Public-Private Partners Aim to Prevent 1 Million Heart Attacks & Strokes in 5 Years

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Some Foods That Reduce Stress

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 . . . → Read More: Some Foods That Reduce Stress

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Prevent and Control High Blood Pressure: Mission Possible; What every midlife and older American should know

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 . . . → Read More: Prevent and Control High Blood Pressure: Mission Possible; What every midlife and older American should know

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Your Guide to Lowering Blood Pressure

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 . . . → Read More: Your Guide to Lowering Blood Pressure

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Screening for High Blood Pressure

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. >>View Info

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Home Blood-Pressure Monitoring Recommended; It makes better control possible, heart experts say

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. >>View Info

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Grandma Was Right About Your Blood Pressure

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

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Strategies to control high blood pressure

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

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Tips On Preventing Hypertension In Women

by Mike Jennings. >> View Info

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Relaxation Tapes or Mozart Lower Blood Pressure

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

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Move to Prevent and Control High Blood Pressure: Mission Possible; Easy Ways to Lower Your Risk Through Physical Activity

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 physical activity . . . → Read More: Move to Prevent and Control High Blood Pressure: Mission Possible; Easy Ways to Lower Your Risk Through Physical Activity

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

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 Hypertension (DASH) eating plan, . . . → Read More: In Brief: Your Guide to Lowering Your Blood Pressure with DASH: the DASH Eating Plan

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Prevent and Control High Blood Pressure: Mission Possible; What Every African American Should Know

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 pressure than any other . . . → Read More: Prevent and Control High Blood Pressure: Mission Possible; What Every African American Should Know

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¡Póngase en acción— prevenga la alta presión! (Take Steps— Prevent High Blood Pressure!)

brochure in both Spanish and English by the National Heart, Lung & Blood Institute, National Institutes of Health, U.S. Department of Health & Human Services. Explains the potential consequences of high blood pressure and what you can do to . . . → Read More: ¡Póngase en acción— prevenga la alta presión! (Take Steps— Prevent High Blood Pressure!)

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