NashvilleHealth | heart health

"Holidays can really take a toll on our stress levels and diets, even if we're healthy the rest of the year. The average person gains five pounds over the holidays, which is hard on the heart," says Dr. Anne Thorson, cardiologist and associate director of UCSF's Center...

Of all the ways to stay fit, walking is the easiest, safest, and cheapest. It can also be the most fun: a fine day, a good companion, an attainable goal (say, a scenic spot) three or four miles away. On city streets, in the woods,...

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...

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...



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