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Scheduled for Surgery? Here’s Why You Need Sleep Apnea Screening

Tags: continuous positive airway pressure (CPAP), CPAP, diabetes, heart attack, high blood pressure, sleep, sleep apnea, stroke, surgery, Type 1 diabetes, Type 2 diabetes

People who have sleep apnea are at risk for serious medical problems if they are not diagnosed before surgery. Get the facts from a sleep disorder specialist.


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

Tags: coronary artery disease, diabetes, high blood pressure, high cholesterol, stress, stress test

Many patients who are at low risk for heart problems don’t need screenings such as EKG and stress tests, a national association of primary care physicians recently recommended.


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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.


5 Great Reasons You Should Take a Walk Today

5 Great Reasons You Should Take a Walk Today

Tags: exercise, fitness, high blood pressure, self-esteem, sleep, snacking, stess, walking

The benefits of walking include everything from lowering your blood pressure to reducing your cravings for unhealthy snacks. See how this easy (and free!) activity can work such wonders.


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

Tags: advanced maternal age, fertility, gestational diabetes, high blood pressure, high-risk pregnancy, infertility, preeclampsia, pregnancy

If you are 35 or older and concerned about risks associated with pregnancy, experts say there are various factors to consider besides your age.


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The Surprising Scoop on Salt in Your Diet (Video)

Tags: Dr. Nissen, heart disease, heart healthy diet, heart videos, high blood pressure, salt, videos

Anyone with high blood pressure should aim for a low-salt diet, but a heart doctor says healthy people don't have to worry as much about salt.


Fixing Your Aortic Tear Without Surgery

Fixing Your Aortic Tear Without Surgery (Video)

Tags: aortic artery, aortic-whiteboard, Dr. Clair, heart videos, high blood pressure, stent, Type B dissection, video, whiteboard sessions

A tear in the inner lining of the aortic artery can allow blood to seep between layers, impeding healthy blood flow. Doctors can now fix these “dissections” with a stent instead of open surgery.


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How High Is Too High for Your Blood Pressure?

Tags: blood pressure, heart, heart and vascular institute, heart health, high blood pressure, stroke

Updated JNC guidelines might change how doctors treat high blood pressure, but some panel members specifically protested one recommendation. Find out about the controversy and how it affects you.


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6 Reasons Why Your Blood Pressure Meds Aren’t Working

Tags: blood pressure, high blood pressure, hypertension, NSAIDs, smoking

When high blood pressure fails to respond to three medications, it takes some sleuthing to find other approaches. Doctors dig deeper to find causes behind resistant hypertension.