It wasn’t until a coworker suffered a devastating stroke that Tracy McKibben took a long, hard look at the stressful, sedentary lifestyle he was leading as an IT database administrator in a Minneapolis suburb.
“I’m 5-foot-8 and at the time I weighed 198 pounds,” McKibben recalls, […]
More than 300 hospitals, clinics, healthcare centers and health systems serving a combined 32 million patients have joined a nationwide initiative launched last November to lower Americans’ blood pressure.
The American Heart Association and American Medical Association’s Target: BP program gives doctors tools and science-based recommendations […]
Hortensia Perez ignored her doctors’ advice for years. Exercise and eat healthy, they urged the high blood pressure patient. But it wasn’t until last fall, when her doctor added two new diagnoses — high cholesterol and the early stages of diabetes — that […]
Pregnant women with even subtle blood pressure elevations in the upper ranges of normal may be at high risk of developing metabolic syndrome after giving birth, according to research in the American Heart Association journal Hypertension.
Blood pressure guidelines — which don’t distinguish between pregnant women […]
PHILADELPHIA – Once he relinquished his dream of playing in the NBA, Steven Houser began studying to become a doctor. He was in his second year of medical school at Temple University when he received an unusual call from his mom.
Raquel Cordova’s life changed course after witnessing her mother’s stroke as a young girl. Now, the longtime TV and radio personality and blogger is raising awareness about being heart-healthy and preventing stroke to women throughout Southern California.