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Celery May Help Bring Your High Blood Pressure Down

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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)

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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

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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.


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A Happy Marriage Can Help You to be Healthier (Video)

Tags: blood pressure, depression, healthy habits, healthy lifestyle, marriage, relationships, stress

Think about all the nice things your spouse or partner does for you. Ever consider that helping you to be healthy is one of them? Marriages – particularly fulfilling ones – can provide you with health in addition to happiness.


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If You’re Healthy, Don’t Obsess About Salt

Tags: blood pressure, healthy diet, heart disease, high blood pressure, salt, sodium

While a new study finds no link between salt consumption and risk of death or developing heart disease in healthy older adults, people with certain medical conditions still need to modify their salt intake.


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Blood Test Improves Prediction of Your Heart Disease Risk

Tags: blood pressure, blood test, cholesterol, heart disease, study

A new study has found that measurements of patients’ lipoprotein-a levels can help doctors more accurately predict the risk of developing heart disease over the next 15 years.


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High Blood Pressure? Don’t Take Vitamin D for It (Video)

Tags: blood pressure, Dr. Nissen, heart, heart and vascular institute, heart health, prevention, research, vitamin D

Some claim that vitamin D can lower blood pressure, but these claims are unproven. Vitamin D is essential for your health but too much is dangerous.


Blood Pressure Results

Blood Pressure Kiosks Often Inaccurate, FDA Says

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Measuring blood pressure seems so simple that desk-like kiosks for checking blood pressure have popped up everywhere. They may be accessible and easy to use, but they often don't provide accurate information.