If You Have High Blood Pressure, Salt Still Matters

For decades, you’ve heard the advice: Cut down on salt because it’s bad for your heart — not to mention your kidneys and other organs. But if you follow health news, you know recent research has questioned this conventional wisdom. Several studies show evidence that if you are otherwise healthy, taking drastic measures to reduce … Read More

Do You Want to Lose Weight? Learn to Relax

One way to fight excess weight may surprise you. Besides clocking in time with a tread mill, it turns out we also need to do the opposite: learn to relax. Experts say managing stress effectively doesn’t only help with weight loss, but it makes us healthier overall. According to Mladen Golubic, MD, PhD, Medical Director … Read More

Do You Really Need a Stress Test? They’re Not for Everyone

Many patients who are at low risk for heart problems don’t need screenings such as electrocardiography (EKG) and stress tests, a national association of primary care physicians recently recommended. The American College of Physicians (ACP) released guidelines recently that say that there is no evidence that these types of screenings benefit people with low risk. You might be considered low-risk for … Read More

Celery May Help Bring Your High Blood Pressure Down

At almost every turn, science and medicine reveal a new “superfood” that will dramatically improve our health. Chia seeds can reduce your cholesterol. Green leafy vegetables burn belly fat. Blueberries boost your antioxidants. Now, the latest in wonder snacking – celery seeds to lower your high blood pressure (HBP). But does it really work? “It’s … Read More

5 Great Reasons You Should Take a Walk Today

People who walk regularly swear by the health and psychological benefits of their daily jaunt. Here are five reasons why they’re right. 1. Walking reduces stress, cheers you up and increases self-esteem If you’ve ever gone out for a walk in a huff and come back more calm and collected, you know firsthand that walking … Read More

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

If you’re thinking about cutting back on the amount of salt you eat, make sure you’re doing it for the right reasons – and talk with your doctor. 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 … Read More

What You Should Know About Pregnancy After Age 35 (Video)

If you are 35 or older and concerned about risks associated with pregnancy, experts say there are various factors to consider besides your age. Although many studies report increased risks in pregnancies in women over the age 35, Dr. Perni says, there’s nothing magic about the number 35, says OB/GYN Uma Perni, MD. “Some risks … Read More

The Surprising Scoop on Salt in Your Diet (Video)

Salt is portrayed as the villain in many stories in the media that tout healthy eating habits. But not everyone needs to worry about restricting their salt intake. Despite public education and pressure on the food industry to cut back on the salt content in restaurant and processed foods, most Americans still eat more salt than established … Read More

Fixing Your Aortic Tear Without Surgery (Video)

If you could get a glimpse inside your aortic artery, you would see that it’s much like the inside of a garden hose. It has a thick inner layer with a thinner outer layer as protection. When the artery is healthy, that muscular inner layer is round and wide. This  allows easy flow of blood … Read More