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Change Your Lifestyle and You May Not Need Blood Pressure Meds

Adults with hypertension reduced their need for blood pressure medication within 16 weeks by making lifestyle changes, according to an AHA study.

By Diane Domina

White Wine and Blood Pressure Risks

Is white wine safe for persons with high blood pressure?

By Ask HealthCentral

Unspoken Rules of Heart-Healthy Eating

Do you know the golden rules of heart-healthy eating? Two ways to protect your heart at every meal.

By Nicole Van Hoey, PharmD

7 Tips For Going Vegan

If you're considering a vegan diet, read these seven helpful tips on how to go vegan, from the author of The Struggling Vegan.

By Lisa Nelson, RD, LN

Exercising Safely During Summer Months

Exercise is vital for improving heart health. Use these steps to maintain a safe and fun exercise routine through the summer months.

By Lisa Nelson, RD, LN

Tweaking the DASH Diet Is OK

Substituting full-fat dairy products for lowfat or nonfat versions on the DASH diet does not reverse the health benefits of the diet, according to this study.

By Sherrie Negrea

New FDA Guidelines for Lower Sodium in Foods

The FDA has proposed new guidelines for the food industry to lower the amount of sodium in packaged foods and restaurant meals to reduce health risks.

By Sherrie Negrea

Can You Manage High Blood Pressure With Your Smartphone?

At least 200 smartphone apps are now available to help people monitor and control hypertension. But do they really work?

By Sherrie Negrea

The Link Between Sugar and Hypertension

Excessive amounts of sugar, not salt, may be more strongly and directly linked to hypertension and the risk of developing cardiovascular problems.

By HealthAfter50

How to Shake the Salt From Your Diet

There’s no denying it—Americans consume twice the recommended amount of sodium they need every day.

By HealthAfter50