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Resistant Hypertension

Lowering Resistant Blood Pressure Through Exercise and Diet

High blood pressure is considered "resistant" when a patient is taking 3 blood pressure medications at the highest dose and one of those is a diuretic, yet your blood pressure is still above the goal.

5 Most Nutritious Foods

The 5 Most Nutritious Foods on the Planet

While there is a lot of debate about what constitutes a healthy diet, you can improve your health by following a few simple rules.

ACE Inhibitors

ACE Inhibitors: What They Are and How They Work

ACE inhibitors are a class of medication used to treat high blood pressure, heart failure, and other cardiovascular conditions. While beneficial for many cardiovascular conditions, some contraindications to the medication exist.

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Recognizing American Stroke Awareness Month

The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) reports that an American dies of a stroke every four minutes.

Natl Nutrition Month

5 Easy Things You Can Do Right Now to Improve Your Nutrition

March marks National Nutrition Month. Proper nutrition remains important, not only for our physical health, but for our mental health, memory, and ability to comprehend. Here are five easy things you can do to improve your nutrition.

American Heart Month

7 Surprising and Simple Ways to Improve Heart Health

February is American Heart Month. American Heart Month aims to spread awareness through education and advocacy on how to maintain a healthy heart, reduce your risk for heart disease, and live a healthy lifestyle.

Heart Healthy Life

Heart Care Is Self-Care: How to Keep Your Heart Healthy

February is American Heart Month and a good time to start incorporating heart care into your self-care habits and routines. Learn what you can do to help keep your heart healthy and prevent heart disease.

Avoid Heart Attack

How to Lower Your Risk of a Heart Attack

Over 800,000 Americans have a heart attack each year. This means that every 40 seconds, someone in the United States has a heart attack. Knowing your risk factors can help lower your risk of having a heart attack.

Heart Healthy Dinner

What the Heart Wants (for Dinner)

Celebrate love this Valentine’s Day by showing your heart some love, too. Here’s what your heart would eat for dinner if this hard-working romance machine could set the menu.

Dental Heart Link

The Link Between Dental Health and Heart Health

It may seem like your dental health and cardiovascular health are completely separate. However, research has shown that people with oral health issues have a higher risk of heart problems.

Heart Mind Connection

How Your Mind Can Impact Your Heart

February is American Heart Month. One key aspect of heart health may be your state of mind, according to the American Heart Association (AHA). Learn more about the mind-heart-body connection.

Holiday Cholesterol

Managing Your Cholesterol During the Holidays

According to the CDC, almost 40% of adults in the United States have high cholesterol levels. Managing your cholesterol while maintaining holiday traditions is possible. Read on for ways to keep your cholesterol levels healthy during the holidays.

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Side Effects of High Blood Pressure Medication

High blood pressure medication can help you lower your blood pressure and prevent high blood pressure complications. Although these medications can save your life, they have potential side effects.

Bad Air

The Dangers of Poor Air Quality and How to Protect Yourself

Smoke from the California fires drifted over much of the U.S., affecting the air quality as far away as Washington, D.C. Air pollution is associated with numerous health issues, including heart attacks, worsened asthma symptoms, and an increase in COVID-19 deaths.

PCOS

Understanding Polycystic Ovary Syndrome (PCOS)

Polycystic Ovary Syndrome (PCOS) affects up to 12% of women in their childbearing years. It is one of the most common causes of infertility in women.

A Fib

What Is Atrial Fibrillation?

Atrial fibrillation is the most common type of heart arrhythmia (irregular heartbeat). Over two million Americans are living with atrial fibrillation, and it is estimated that over 12 million Americans will have atrial fibrillation by 2030.

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How a Stretching Routine Can Benefit Your Heart

Any form of physical activity can improve cardiovascular health. One form of physical activity that can deliver surprising cardiovascular benefits is a simple stretching routine.

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Corticosteroids and Cardiac Risk

While corticosteroids are potentially beneficial for many health issues, it is important to be aware of potential side effects. Among other risks, they can negatively impact the cardiovascular system.

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5 Signs of Heart Problems Worth Worrying About

Don’t be caught off guard when it comes to protecting your own and your loved ones’ hearts. Read on to learn five signs of a heart problem that are worth worrying about.

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When High Blood Pressure Is Too High

High blood pressure, also known as hypertension, affects nearly 1 in every 3 adults in the United States. Hypertension is often referred to as the “silent killer,”  because for the most part, hypertension doesn’t have any warning signs or symptoms. You might not even know you have it. If left untreated, hypertension increases your risk for heart disease and stroke, two of the leading causes of death in the U.S., according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). So when is high blood pressure too high?

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February is American Heart Month

February has been designated as American Heart Month to raise awareness about heart disease and how people can prevent it — both at home and in the community. It’s a great time to commit to a healthy lifestyle and make small changes that can lead to a lifetime of heart health.

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