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Archive for October, 2012

Here is a category of people with high blood pressure that I hope you never find yourself in: treatment resistant hypertension. Any degree of high blood pressure is bad enough, but at least most people can bring it under control with appropriate changes in the diet, losing some weight and a carefully calibrated drug regimen.  [ Read More ]

Well here’s more good news on the diet and high blood pressure front. Blueberries may help reduce your risk of developing high blood pressure or lower your blood pressure if it’s already running high. The studies suggesting this a rather preliminary but but the results are exciting nonetheless. One of the studies looked at the  [ Read More ]

It’s accepted as an article of faith that if you have high blood pressure it should be treated. A recent study reported in JAMA brings that into question. Actually, I think the situation is more complicated than the press is making it out to be. Here’s the deal. the study looked at people in Canada  [ Read More ]

the most important thing for an unborn child’s health is to have a healthy mom. The expecting mother’s diet clearly affects the child’s development. We also know that things such as smoking or drinking alcohol during pregnancy have an adverse effect on the child. Another issue is high blood pressure that develops during pregnancy. Medical  [ Read More ]

it’s pretty obvious that kids today aren’t as healthy as they once were. If you take a look at the class pictures from the 50s and 60s and compare them to the day the change in the rate of obesity is startling. But that’s not the worst of it. Not only are kids carrying extra  [ Read More ]