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Video series personifies the heart to curb hypertension

The heart can break up with you if you don’t treat it right. That’s the message in a series of public service announcements launching Thursday to get people to take better care of their hearts. The videos, created in a …

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A doctor tackles her own blood pressure

Dr. Beth Piraino was more accustomed to treating patients than being one. But that changed four years after she checked her blood pressure and realized she was in

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Community program helps lower blood pressure among minorities

Minorities using a community-based program significantly lowered their blood pressure, according to research presented at the American Heart Association’s Quality of Care and Outcomes Research 2014 Scientific Sessions. Researchers assessed the

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More than 10 percent of heart attack patients could have diabetes

At least 10 percent of people who have a heart attack may have undiagnosed diabetes, according to new research presented at the American Heart Association’s Quality of Care

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Marathoner reaches goal of good health

Three days before his first marathon, Keith Schroth was not anxious about finishing the 26.2-mile run. As far as he was concerned, he’d already overcome a major challenge. For

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Lowering blood pressure requires more than one ‘miracle’ food

Faster than a speeding blender. Able to lower blood pressure with a single smoothie. Look! Up in the farmers market. It’s kale. It’s beetroot. It’s superfood! Not exactly. The news has

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Red wine may not prevent heart disease, prolong life

There is bad news for those who believe drinking red wine is protecting their hearts and extending their lives. A study released this week in JAMA Internal Medicine found

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Living near foreclosed property may increase high blood pressure risk

Living near foreclosed property may increase your risk of higher blood pressure, according to new research released Monday in the American Heart Association journal Circulation. The study provides the first

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Fitness lowers death rates for elderly men with high blood pressure

Physical fitness lowered the risk of death in elderly men with high blood pressure, even in the moderately fit, according to new research released Monday. A brisk walk of 20

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Prevent another stroke by keeping blood pressure, lifestyle in check

Stroke survivors should control their blood pressure, cholesterol and weight and do moderate physical activity regularly to avoid having another stroke, according to new guidelines from the American