How Team Care Improves Depression and Diabetes
The expanding number of people with multiple physical and mental chronic conditions are among the toughest, and costliest, to care for. The TEAMcare collaborative care program offers a promising solution.
Are You At Risk for Carotid Artery Disease?
Certain traits, conditions, or habits may raise your risk for carotid artery disease. These conditions are known as risk factors. The more risk factors you have, the more likely you are to get the disease. You can control some, but not all, risk factors.
Sodium: Questions Remain
After many years of study, researchers now say that sodium may influence the blood pressure and heart health of some people more than others. Meanwhile, research has raised questions about how sodium consumption may affect two other serious health concerns: stomach cancer and osteoporosis.
More Sprawl Means More Weight and Less Walking
Residents of sprawling counties weigh more, walk less in their leisure time and have higher rates of high blood pressure compared with those in more "compact" counties, a new study finds.
Tips To Reduce Sodium
Simple tips that can help cut down on the amount of sodium in your diet - from the foods you prepare to those you order when eating out.
Exercise Makes Instant Difference in Reducing Blood Pressure
The long-term benefits of exercise in reducing high blood pressure are well known, but a recent study by the University of Maryland published in the January issue of the American Journal of Hypertension shows that they can be immediate as well.
Blood pressure control, smoking cessation at heart of stroke prevention
Saying no to cigarettes and yes to blood pressure screenings is the bedrock of stroke prevention, according to an expert scientific panel of the American Stroke Association, a division of the American Heart Association, which has issued a statement to physicians on strategies to prevent stroke.