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Heart Problem? Find Out if You Can Still Have a Baby

Tags: blood pressure, blood thinners, Cardiomyopathy, heart disease, high-risk pregnancy, pregnancy, pulmonary hypertension

Having heart disease doesn’t necessarily mean you shouldn’t get pregnant. Two Cleveland Clinic physicians discuss the risks.


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If You Have High Blood Pressure, Salt Still Matters

Tags: blood pressure, high blood pressure, hypertension, research, salt, sodium

Even with the ongoing debate about dietary sodium, hypertension and heart disease, salt still has a connection to high blood pressure. A new discovery sheds light on this critical connection.


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Have Diabetes? Why You Need to Know Your Blood Pressure Numbers

Tags: blood pressure, diabetes, study, Type 1 diabetes, Type 2 diabetes

A new study indicates diabetics with a BP level of 140/90 need treatment to reduce that level and your risks for cardiovascular or microvascular problems.


Watch This if You Have Heart Disease and Take ED Drugs (Video)

Watch This if You Have Heart Disease and Take ED Drugs (Video)

Tags: blood pressure, ED, erectile dysfunction, heart disease, study

A new study finds that drugs commonly used to treat erectile dysfunction could have heart benefits, including Viagra® (sildenafil citrate), Levitra® (vardenafil) and Cialis® (tadalafil).


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How Salt, Potassium Affect Your Teen’s Blood Pressure

Tags: blood pressure, potassium, salt, teens

A new study finds that a diet high in sodium may not have a negative impact on blood pressure levels in teenage girls, but a diet high in potassium may lower blood pressure.


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Celery May Help Bring Your High Blood Pressure Down

Tags: antioxidants, blood pressure, fruits and vegetables, healthy diet, high blood pressure, low blood pressure, sodium

At almost every turn, science and medicine reveal a new “superfood." Now, the latest in wonder snacking: celery seeds to lower your high blood pressure (HBP). But does it really work? Find out.


Which Type of Chocolate is Heart-Healthiest? (Infographic)

Dark, Milk or White – Which Chocolate Is Best for Your Heart? (Infographic)

Tags: blood clots, blood pressure, chocolate, cholesterol, dark chocolate, dark chocolate and heart health, heart health, infographic

Throughout history, chocolate has been beloved around the world, at times serving as a medicinal cure and a ritual drink. The good news is that recent studies tell us this popular sweet is heart-healthy and full of antioxidants. Find out more about which chocolate is best for you and why.


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Plant-Based, Lower-Fat Diet May Benefit Kids Most

Tags: A transplant story with heart starts here, blood pressure, cholesterol, healthy diet, heart disease, study, vegan

Researchers have long been telling us that a heart-healthy diet can benefit children as well as adults. A new study shows that these health gains could occur as quickly as in a month.


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Why Energy Drinks and Your Children Don’t Mix

Tags: blood pressure, caffeine, energy drinks, study

A recent study says that children younger than age 6 represented more than 40 percent of the emergency calls to poison centers that were related to energy drinks. The effects children included heart arrhythmia and seizures.


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Why Hugging Is Actually Good for Your Health (Video)

Tags: blood pressure, immune system, relationships, stress, videos

Turns out, hugs don’t just make you feel good. It might sound a little corny or just something fun to do, but researchers find that giving people an affectionate squeeze is actually good for your health.