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Could Your Nightly Bathroom Trips Be a Sign You Have High Blood Pressure?

A new study found that those who have to pee in the middle of the night may want to get their blood pressure checked. Here’s what you need to know.

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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.

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White Wine and Blood Pressure Risks

Is white wine safe for persons with high blood pressure?

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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.

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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.

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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.

Full fat dairy products are OK to eat on the DASH diet.

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.

Foods like potato chips may have less sodium after new FDA guidelines.

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.

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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?

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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.