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Exercising in Spare Time may Aid in Keeping Blood Pressure Healthy

Exercising in Spare Time may Aid in Keeping Blood Pressure Healthy

Recent research reveals that exercising during leisure time is connected to a reduced risk for high blood pressure in individuals who do not participate in much exercise. Study investigators arrived at this conclusion following a meta-analysis that examined results from 13 studies evaluating t... Read More


Short-Term Exposure to Essential Oils Lowers Heart Rate and Blood Pressure

Short-Term Exposure to Essential Oils Lowers Heart Rate and Blood Pressure

The scents and smells of essential oils can provide more benefits beyond a feeling of rest and relaxation. According to a study in the European Journal of Preventive Cardiology, the essential oils used in aromatherapy for stress relief are also found to have a positive impact on heart rate and... Read More


6 Factors in Accurate Blood Pressure Readings

6 Factors in Accurate Blood Pressure Readings

Such a simple - and vitally important - item as a blood pressure reading can be considerably inaccurate unless six simple factors are taken into account. Getting an accurate reading is important because a false high reading can cause unnecessary medication, anxiety and disruption in a patient'... Read More


More Evidence That Fish Oil Aids Heart Health

More Evidence That Fish Oil Aids Heart Health

Omega-3 fatty acids from fish or fish oil supplements not only help prevent cardiovascular diseases in healthy individuals, but also reduce the incidence of deadly cardiac events in patients with existing heart disease, according to new research published in the Journal of the American College... Read More


Mechanics of Sleep Apnea Show Why It's Perilous

Mechanics of Sleep Apnea Show Why It's Perilous

Sleep apnea – in which a sleeping person repeatedly ceases breathing for intervals – restricts the brain’s blood flow and raises its blood pressure, eventually disrupting the brain’s ability to control these dynamics and shield itself from damage, a recent study showed... Read More


Chiropractic Technique Reduces Blood Pressure

Chiropractic Technique Reduces Blood Pressure

A particular chiropractic adjustment has been shown to significantly improve high blood pressure, according to recent research. "This procedure has the effect of not one, but two blood-pressure medications given in combination," said study leader George Bakris, a medical doctor who is directo... Read More


Compound in Indian Curry Attenuates Strokes

Compound in Indian Curry Attenuates Strokes

Curry may also be a pharmaceutical. Research that's being conducted at the Medical College of Georgia School of Medicine is showing that curcumin, the biologically active compound in curry's main spice, turmeric, can diminish the size of blood clots in the brain. These clots form when a blood... Read More


Seventy Percent of Children Low In Vitamin D

Seventy Percent of Children Low In Vitamin D

Seven out of ten children in the US have low levels of vitamin D, putting them at greater risk of eventually suffering from bone disease high blood pressure and other heart disease risk factors, according to research published in the online journal Pediatrics. The study was led by Dr. Michal ... Read More


Expert Commentary: Melinda Ring, M.D. 12/9/2009

Expert Commentary: Melinda Ring, M.D. 12/9/2009

The story on how Biofeedback allows Raynaud's Disease sufferers to control their symptoms is only the tip of the iceberg. Imagine one of the millions of Americans who struggles with high blood pressure instantly gaining control of an episode that could compromise his health, simply by using th... Read More


Heart Failure Alarmingly High Among Under-50 African Ameicans

Heart Failure Alarmingly High Among Under-50 African Ameicans

Heart disease in America, once thought to be the exclusive province of the elderly, is occurring more and more among younger age groups - and overwhelmingly among African Americans, according to a recent study that was the first large-scale effort to reveal the extent of the race gap in heart ... Read More


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