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hypertension

Become a label ninja

The improved Nutrition Facts label makes it easier to sort healthy items from unhealthy—but you have to know what to look for.

Dive into DASH, MIND or Mediterranean

These three diets are heralded for their many benefits, including an ability to help fight disease and inflammation.

Beware sodium stealth bombs

Suss out those sneaky salt sources by improving your label literacy and falling in love with home-cooked meals.

Patient Story

‘Worth it in the end’

After adopting a healthier lifestyle, a 50-year-old Michigan man sheds pounds—and much of his medication.

Patient Story

‘Wait, who is that person?’

Diet, exercise, bariatric surgery and a new mindset have pointed a Michigan dad to a healthier future.

Patient Story

‘So glad to be alive for my kids’

After a stroke at age 30, Josh Crandall-Morgan gets inspiration from his children as he works toward independence.

Patient Story

When it rains, it pours

Miguel Munoz thought he just had the flu and back pain. He soon found himself in a fight for his life.

Feel swollen? Blame salt

Highly processed food is an unfortunate hallmark of American diets. It leads to a glut of sodium, which can trigger bloating and gas.

Patient Story

Heart on the line

After bariatric surgery, Jaclyn Folkema is finally able to run, swim and play with her 9-year-old daughter.

Eating out? Mind your salt

A single meal at most restaurants far exceeds the recommended daily allotment of sodium.

Under pressure?

Study: Home monitoring works for people with high blood pressure.