How Calcium Affects Heart Health
Getting enough calcium is important, especially for older women. But could calcium supplements negatively affect heart health?
A Pregnancy Complication on the Rise
The vast majority of pregnancies are uncomplicated, with healthy moms and healthy babies. But one of the more common pregnancy complications when one occurs is pre-eclampsia.
Heavy Drinking and Hangovers Tied to Stroke
Waking up with a hangover can leave you with a headache for the rest of the day. Recent research suggests that it also may lead to lasting damage to blood vessels.
Higher Risk of High Pressure for Heavy Kids
While only a small percentage of children have high blood pressure, those who do may face serious health problems. Overweight children may be especially at risk yet show no signs.
240 Minutes a Week to Keep BP Normal
More is usually better when it comes to exercise and physical activity. But even a few hours every week can have an impact on your weight, mood and, as new research shows, blood pressure.
Less Salt for a Healthier Heart
Most Americans eat more salt than government dietary guidelines recommend. Research suggests it may be unwise to eat so much salt, as it might be harmful to your health.
Walk to Work for Your Heart
Besides saving money on gas and avoiding traffic jams, walking or biking to work may have considerable health benefits.
Can Vitamin D Lower Blood Pressure?
Supplementing their daily diet with extra doses of certain nutrients is how many people seek better health. Vitamin D is one supplement that some people take in hopes of lowering high blood pressure. But whether vitamin D actually reduces that problem is an ongoing question.
“Beet” High Blood Pressure
You probably know the phrase “An apple a day keeps the doctor away.” It may be time to follow a new saying: “A cup of beet juice a day keeps the high blood pressure away.”
Less Salt, More Potassium for Heart Health
Put down that saltshaker—it could save your life. Growing evidence shows cutting back on salt consumption reduces blood pressure and, in turn, the risk of stroke and heart disease.