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Accurate Home Blood Pressure Monitor

High blood pressure, known as hypertension, is diagnosed when blood pressure is consistently equal to or greater than 140 mm Hg systolic (top number) and/or 90 mm Hg diastolic (bottom number).

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How Quickly Should Your Heart Rate Return to Normal After Activity?

Your heart rate can tell you a lot about your fitness level. How quickly your heart rate returns to normal after activity may be an indicator of your heart fitness. Normal resting heart rate According to the National Institute of Health, average rest...

Saturated Fats, OK or Bad?

Saturated Fats, OK or Bad?

USC School of Pharmacy Research Professor, Roger Clemens DrPH, helps remove the confusion surrounding healthy fats.

HIIT, Heart Health and Weight Loss

HIIT, Heart Health and Weight Loss

Squeeze in your daily cardio with HIIT to exercise smarter, not longer.

4 Reasons Why You Need Fiber

4 Reasons Why You Need Fiber

By eating fiber you can lower cholesterol levels and reduce your risk for Type 2 diabetes—and all it takes is 25-38mg a day.

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Food Labels That May Sound Legitimate, But Aren't

Is it worth the extra cost to purchase products with labels touting natural, organic, GMO-free, and so on? In many cases, you are likely wasting dollars. The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has identified and defined three categories of claims tha...

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Why Carb Loading May Be Bad for the Heart

Carbohydrate loading (aka carb-loading) is often used by athletes to maximize the amount of fuel stored in muscle so the energy needed is readily available for use during workouts or competitions. But do the risks of this practice outweigh the benefi...

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8 Blood Pressure Medication Types

While diet and exercise play a large role in managing high blood pressure, don’t underestimate the power of medications in reducing blood pressure.

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What You Might Not Know About Heart Attacks

A heart attack is a medical emergency. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, someone in the United States has a heart attack every 43 seconds and every 60 seconds someone dies due to a heart disease-related event.

5 Ways to Revamp Your Nutrition

5 Ways to Revamp Your Nutrition

Getting older encourages all of us to focus our attention on the importance of informed food choices and the role healthy eating and physical activity play in weight management and disease prevention.