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Simply put, diabetes is a contest between people and their blood. For people whose bodies don't produce enough insulin to manage their blood sugar, the goal is a normal blood score, achieved through a balancing act of lifestyle and medication....
Special to Tribune NewspapersWhat is blood pressure? Blood circulating through the body moves with a certain force - that's your blood pressure. This force can be affected by how strongly the heart is pumping and by the size of the vessels the blood is moving through. Blood moves...
The New York TimesTHE CLAIM: Green tea can help lower blood pressure. THE FACTS: Few foods have a reputation for soothing stress quite like a hot cup of tea. Green tea, in particular, has been linked to reduced stress and anxiety, and it contains compounds that are...
My blood pressure readings vary throughout the day. Sometimes they're high and sometimes they're low. So I'm not sure if I have high blood pressure or not. Moshi Santa Monica Blood pressure varies throughout the day and is influenced by a number of...
Though I'm very active, doing both cycling and weight training and maintaining a fairly healthful diet, I still need to take medication for low-level high blood pressure and high cholesterol. I've heard that pomegranate juice is a good natural way to...
Special to The TimesA tangy, sour, fermented milk drink may not sound like a likely candidate to move from health food stores to mainstream supermarkets, but that's exactly what kefir has done. The beverage is steadily gaining fans convinced of the health benefits --...
Sounds simple doesn't it? So why is coronary heart disease the single major cause of death and stroke the No. 3 killer in the U.S.? One reason is undeniably a lack of commitment to a heart-healthy lifestyle, according to the American Heart Association....
For some people, lifestyle measures are enough to keep blood pressure under control. But they're not enough for everyone. For one thing, "many patients are not willing to change their lifestyle," says Dr. Peter Rudd, professor of medicine emeritus at the...
HealthKey.com contributorIf you've been diagnosed with a heart disease, be prepared to learn a new language: it's called "pharmaceutical speak." Generally speaking, treating most heart ailments involves taking many medications. And with any medication, even the over-the-counter...
McClatchy NewspapersIf you're like many Americans, your blood pressure has crept up as you've gotten older. But it doesn't have to. Our lifestyle has an impact on blood pressure; in fact, in parts of the world where people still live as their ancestors did, high blood...
Los Angeles TimesLeonardo da Vinci took them, as did Napoleon Bonaparte, Johannes Brahms and Winston Churchill. You could probably use one right now. Midday naps have long been touted as a good thing, lowering blood pressure and driving down the risk of heart attack. And...
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