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Salt Sensitivity: The Surprising Danger to Your Heart

Blood pressure in some people rises moderately to dramatically when excess salt is consumed. This can affect people with or without high blood pressure.

By Joseph Saling

How Much Coffee Is Safe to Drink?

Depending on your condition, the amount of coffee you drink is important.

By Ask HealthCentral

Should I Start a Blood Pressure Log?

Keeping a blood pressure log is easy with free apps, and it helps your doctor get your medicines just right.

By Nicole Van Hoey, PharmD

Risks of Adverse Drug Reactions

Thousands of preventable deaths are caused each year by adverse reactions with over-the-counter (OTC) medications.

By Lisa Nelson, RD, LN

Do Avocado Seeds Lower Blood Pressure?

Are avocado seeds safe to eat for lowering blood pressure? Here’s what the health professionals have to say.

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

How to Go Vegan

Seven insider tips on how to go vegan, from the author of The Struggling Vegan.

By Lisa Nelson, RD, LN

When to Take Blood Pressure Drugs

Taking hypertension medication at the right time of day may lower your diabetes risk.

By HealthAfter50

Tomatoes to Lower Blood Pressure

Learn more about the different varieties of tomatoes and the best ways to add them into your diet to improve overall health and lower your blood pressure.

By Lisa Nelson, RD, LN

Is Reducing Your Hypertension Meds Possible?

You may be able to reduce your blood pressure drug doses and potentially reduce some of the unpleasant side effects.

By Amy Hendel, P.A.