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High Blood Pressure

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Salt Substitutes: A Healthy Alternative to the Real Thing?

Substitutes for table salt have been around for decades. But are they a healthy alternative to the real thing?

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How Do Blood Pressure Medications Work?

High blood pressure affects nearly half of adults. Learn more about the many medications and how they work in the body.

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Reduce Your Salt Intake and Improve Your Health

Many people don’t know the amount of sodium in foods they eat. While sodium makes food taste better, it also contributes to high blood pressure, elevating risk of heart attack and stroke.

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Want To Lower Your Blood Pressure? Get Better Sleep

Everyone knows that a poor night of sleep can mean a groggy morning, a fuzzy brain or feeling sluggish throughout the day. However, the long-term consequences of lack of sleep or disrupted sleep can be more serious.

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How Ectopic Fat Increases Your Risk for Cardiovascular Disease

Visceral fat, which surrounds some of the vital organs, causes insulin resistance and poses a risk for type 2 diabetes and cardiovascular disease. More recently, evidence has shown that ectopic fat also increases risk for these diseases.

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Are Statins Really Worth Taking for High Cholesterol?

Some people are reluctant to take these life-saving drugs for various reasons. What does science have to say about these concerns and others surrounding statins?

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High Blood Pressure: Kids Can Have It Too

High blood pressure, or hypertension, affects about one in three adults in the United States. But this health problem doesn’t just affect adults.

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Preventing High Blood Pressure Begins in Childhood

Help your child tackle these three big risk factors for high blood pressure.

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