NashvilleHealth | heart health

By Lisa Rapaport The amount of salt a typical American adult consumes each day may be enough to damage the heart muscle and make it harder to pump blood, a U.S. study suggests. A high-salt diet has long been linked to higher odds of developing high blood...

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...

By Mayo Clinic Staff If you're looking for a heart-healthy eating plan, the Mediterranean diet might be right for you. The Mediterranean diet incorporates the basics of healthy eating — plus a splash of flavorful olive oil and perhaps a glass of red wine — among other...

How’s your blood pressure? If you don’t know; there’s your starting point. So many factors contribute to high blood pressure, from genetics to diet to lifestyle and much more. When it’s too high, blood pumps too forcefully against the walls of the arteries. Left untreated, hypertension...

By Jane E. Brody Narrowed, aging blood vessels, which put most older American adults at risk for heart disease and strokes, are not inevitable. This fact was underscored by a newly published study of a population in the Bolivian Amazon. Among these indigenous South Americans, known as...



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