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blood pressure

Tackling Alzheimer’s disease

It is never too late to lower your risk factors for dementia, but the time to start is now.

Patient Story

PT helps Ironman test his mettle

At age 56, Kevin Rupp aims to compete in triathlons as long as his body will let him.

Medical reality catches up to science fiction

Scientists unveil their Star Trek-like 'tricorder' to track human health.

Moving toward a better blood pressure pill

Combining low doses of multiple drugs might work for some.

Remote Amazon tribe may have healthiest hearts on earth

Days spent hunting, farming and eating unprocessed foods keeps their arteries clear.

Study: Less salt, more life

Consuming a bit more sodium each day may significantly increase your odds of dying early.

Diabetes, meet thy foe

Prevention programs are shown to be effective tools in the war against this chronic ailment.

Study: Tighten blood pressure standards

Adults at greater risk of heart disease would benefit from lower systolic readings.

Got gout? Explore the DASH diet

This heart-healthy eating plan seems to also relieve inflammatory joint problems.

Booze, high blood pressure a dangerous mix

Study links moderate drinking to heart damage in people with hypertension.

Blood pressure patterns may predict stroke risk

Doctors emphasize importance of routine blood pressure checks and treatment of high blood pressure at early ages.

Daytime sleepiness, long naps linked to heart risks

People who nap more than one hour a day are also more likely to develop type 2 diabetes.