American Heart Association
You’ve heard the adage: An apple a day keeps the doctor away. Well, the same may one day be said about beetroot juice.
In a preliminary study, people with high blood pressure who drank a cup of beetroot juice each day had a 10 mm Hg decrease in blood pressure […]
If you’ve had a stroke and can’t kick the aches even months later, you’re not alone.
Persistent or chronic pain is a common, yet likely under-recognized, complication of a clot-caused stroke. It may occur even when a stroke is mild or moderate, and may begin months later.
In a large study […]
Not much into running? Then just walk — it can lower your risk of high blood pressure, high cholesterol and diabetes as much as running can.
A new study found if the same amount of energy is used, moderate intensity walking and vigorous intensity running can lead to similar reductions […]
A lot of folks treated for chest pain in emergency rooms don’t follow up with a heart doctor — possibly increasing their chance of dying.
That’s the finding in a new Canadian study that revealed a quarter of high risk chest pain patients didn’t seek follow-up care after leaving the […]
Is your teenager headed for heart problems?
Most in the United States may be, based on a new report on diet, exercise and other healthy behaviors:
More than 80 percent of U.S. adolescents scored a failing grade in the healthy diet category, based on the seven cardiovascular health components defined in […]
Seven may be your lucky number when it comes to reducing stroke risk.
For every extra seven grams of fiber people added to their daily diet, their risk of having a stroke decreased by 7 percent, according to a new study. That means about half a cup of whole wheat […]
Nearly 75 percent of commercial pre-packaged meals and savory snacks for toddlers are high in sodium, according to a new study.
Some toddler meals had as much as 630 mg of sodium per serving — about 40 percent of the 1,500 mg daily limit the American Heart Association […]
No matter where you live, you’re probably eating way more salt than you should.
Seventy-five percent of the world’s population eats nearly twice the recommended amount of salt per day, according to the first study to analyze salt intake across the globe.
The table-top salt shaker, salt and soy sauce added […]
You may want to rethink downing those energy drinks — they may increase your blood pressure and disturb your heart’s natural rhythm.
In a recent study, healthy people who had one to three cans of an energy drink:
Changed part of the heart’s rhythm that’s linked to fainting and sudden cardiac […]
Green tea and coffee may help lower your risk of having a stroke, especially when both are a regular part of your diet.
In a Japanese study, people who drank either green tea or coffee daily had 20 to 30 percent lower risk for stroke than people who seldom drank […]
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