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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

Blood Pressure Kiosks Often Inaccurate, FDA Says

Measuring blood pressure seems so simple that desk-like kiosks for checking blood pressure have popped up everywhere – including pharmacies, grocery stores, gyms, airports, hair salons and even cafeterias. But several important factors go into a proper blood pressure reading.  That is why the Food & Drug Administration (FDA) recently issued an advisory about these self-serve … Read More

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Are Your Medications Causing or Increasing Incontinence?

If you are struggling with urinary incontinence or your existing incontinence is getting worse, take a look at the medications you are taking. They may contribute to the problem. There are four groups of medications doctors commonly recommend that can cause or increase incontinence. If you are taking any of these, you should let your … Read More

Blood Pressure Guidelines Call for Knowledge, Judgment (Video)

About eight months ago, an expert panel issued new recommendations to guide how doctors in the United States treat tens of millions of patients with high blood pressure. There’s been a lot of controversy recently around these guidelines for control of high blood pressure, which physicians call hypertension. Hypertension is a serious and widespread health … Read More