Hypertension

The TheraP Deluxe Automatic Blood Pressure Monitor with DK Technology(TM), which uses a built-in microphone to take an accurate reading.  (PRNewsFoto/HoMedics)

Higher blood pressure threshold OK in older adults

CHICAGO (AP) — Many older adults with high blood pressure can be treated less aggressively, which could mean taking fewer pills to get it under control, according to new treatment guidelines from an expert panel. […]

12/18/2013

An emblem on the Szechuan Hunan restaurant in Philadelphia Monday Aug. 19, 2013, indicates its participation in new low sodium initiative in Philadelphia. (AP Photo/Matt Rourke)

Philadelphia tries less salt in Chinese takeout

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Amar Jones knows that high-salt Chinese takeout isn’t good for his high blood pressure. But the lure of shrimp with broccoli is hard to resist. So he was heartened recently to hear […]

08/23/2013

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No copays, easier pills may reduce blood pressure

CHICAGO (AP) — New research suggests giving patients easier-to-take medicine and no-copay medical visits can help drive down high blood pressure, a major contributor to poor health and untimely deaths nationwide. Those efforts were part […]

08/21/2013

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Skipping breakfast may increase heart attack risk

ATLANTA (AP) — Another reason to eat breakfast: Skipping it may increase your chances of a heart attack. A study of older men found those who regularly skipped breakfast had a 27 percent higher risk […]

07/22/2013

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Study questions how sharply US should cut the salt

WASHINGTON (AP) — A surprising new report questions how sharply Americans should cut back on salt. Make no mistake: Most Americans eat way too much, not just from salt shakers but because of sodium in […]

05/14/2013

Wear Red Day (Photo: American Heart Assn.)

Wear Red Day on February 1

Every minute in the United States, a woman dies from heart disease, stroke or other form of cardiovascular disease. February 1 is National Wear Red Day. Click here for TONS more information and to hear an interview with a heart specialist at St. Johns.

01/31/2013

Health effects of unemployment

CHICAGO (AP) – New research shows unemployment hurts more than your wallet; it may damage your heart. That’s according to a study linking joblessness with heart attacks in older workers. The increased odds weren’t huge, […]

11/19/2012

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