NashvilleHealth | heart disease

HBP Risk Factors at a Glance A number of factors and variables can put you at a greater risk of developing high blood pressure (HBP or hypertension). Understanding these risk factors can help you be more aware of how likely you are to develop high blood pressure. Read more...

Meditation may help reduce the risk of heart disease when it’s added to proven approaches like lifestyle changes or drugs to lower blood pressure and cholesterol, U.S. doctors say. In its first guidelines dedicated to meditation, the American Heart Association (AHA) stresses that the benefits haven’t...

By Marygrace Taylor Here’s a scary stat: More than 29 million people in the US have diabetes—a condition that occurs when your blood sugar is too high—but around a quarter of them don’t even know it, according to data from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). That’s...

By Honor Whiteman It is not only babies who benefit from breastfeeding; a new study finds that the practice may lower a mother's risk of heart disease and stroke. What is more, researchers found that a mother's risk of heart disease and stroke further decreased with each additional 6 months of breastfeeding. Study...

By Lisa Rapaport Reuters Health - Middle-aged people with risk factors for heart attacks and stroke may be more likely to develop dementia in old age than people with healthy cardiovascular systems, a U.S. study suggests. Like previous research, the current study linked so-called vascular risk factors...

By Vivian Manning-Schaffel It’s happened to everyone: you walk down the street, trip, stumble and fall. Assuming you aren’t seriously injured, you might peer around to see who bore witness to your foible and either a) be completely embarrassed and horrified that you took a tumble...



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