Health News

Predicting Memory Problems
Hypertension, diabetes and smoking  are known to increase your chances for stroke. A new study shows they can also be factors in developing cognitive problems later in life, even among patients who have never experienced a stroke.
Hypertension Drugs May Lower Alzheimer's Risk
Patients suffering from hypertension may be at an added benefit. Their blood pressure medication may help lower their risk of developing Alzheimer's disease.
Better Kid Munchies Lead to Healthier Adults
We all know that eating healthy is better for kids; more fruits, vegetables and fibers, combined with limiting fats and sugars, is better for growing bodies.
Lower Blood Pressure is Just an E-mail Away
As technology has improved so have the variety of ways available to manage high blood pressure. Managing hypertension and enhancing the quality of your life might be as simple as an e-mail support program.
Hypertension Drugs Could Aid Valve Disease Patients
A type of blood pressure medication may do more than treat hypertension. It also may help patients with heart valve disease live longer lives and avoid open heart surgery.
CDC's Hypertension Report Underestimated?
Recently a U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention reported suggested 48 percent of Americans are in a group that should limit daily sodium intake. American Heart Association officials suggest that is understated.
Hypertension Drug Heals Brains After Stroke
A common blood pressure medication may actually aid in healing the brain following a stroke. University of Georgia researchers found the drug appears to boost blood vessel growth on the brain's unaffected side.
The Cholesterol Balance
Most of us are familiar with the dangers of high cholesterol, mainly in contributing to heart disease. The waxy, fat-like substance that occurs naturally in all parts of the body is necessary for you to function properly.
Managing Blood Pressure While Pregnant
Pregnant women who take high blood pressure medications in the first trimester are not putting their baby at risk of birth defects.  But not managing high blood pressure itself can increase many risks.
Exercise to Lowering Blood Pressure in Girls
Being obese at any age isn't healthy. For adolescent girls, however, it could have dangerous implications on their blood pressure.