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Restricting calories may improve sleep apnea, blood pressure in obese people

Restricting calories may improve obstructive sleep apnea and reduce high blood pressure in obese adults, according to a study presented at the American Heart Association’s High Blood Pressure Research Scientific Sessions 2014. People with sleep apnea may experience pauses in …

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Using plants to produce enzyme may provide treatment for high blood pressure in lungs

Using plant leaves to produce and deliver a key enzyme may improve treatment for life-threatening high blood pressure in the lungs, according to a study presented at the

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Small weight gain can raise blood pressure in healthy adults

Gaining just five pounds can increase your blood pressure, according to a study presented at the American Heart Association’s High Blood Pressure Research Scientific Sessions 2014. Many people understand

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High blood pressure ER visits jumped 25 percent between 2006 to 2011

The number of people going to the emergency room for essential hypertension, high blood pressure with no known cause, increased by 25 percent in recent years, according to

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Poll finds most parents support higher school nutrition standards

A majority of parents favor strong national nutrition standards for food and drink sold at schools, according to a poll released Monday by The Pew Charitable Trusts, the

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Report shows obesity disparities disproportionately affect African-Americans, Hispanics

A new analysis of weight statistics nationwide shows how the rate of obesity disproportionately affects African-Americans and Hispanics, with much of the disparity hinging on economics and access

Understanding The State of Obesity in America

The Problem: The State of Obesity: Better Policies for a Healthier America breaks down the numbers across the country, based on statistics from the Centers for Disease Control and

STORIES FROM THE HEART: Michigan mom ignored the risks and suffered the consequences; now, after losing 130-plus pound, she’s back in control

Fox 2 News Headlines Sheri Lindsay was standing at the kitchen table, organizing pictures for her son’s hockey banquet, when her body delivered the ultimate wake-up call. “I felt something

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Too much sodium in the diet could make multiple sclerosis worse

Eating too much sodium could make multiple sclerosis symptoms worse and increase the risk of further damage, according to a small study published in the Journal of Neurology Neurosurgery

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STORIES FROM THE HEART: Building a new life after congestive heart failure

The flu. That’s what Nicole Smith thought was bothering her. She figured she would visit the ER, get a prescription and head back to work. Doctors found something else: