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Los Angeles TimesIf you want to live longer -- avoid heart disease, Alzheimer's disease and cancer -- then pick and choose your foods with care to quiet down parts of your immune system. That's the principle promoted by the founders and followers of anti-inflammatory...
Simply put, diabetes is a contest between people and their blood. For people whose bodies don't produce enough insulin to manage their blood sugar, the goal is a normal blood score, achieved through a balancing act of lifestyle and medication....
Special to Tribune NewspapersWhat is blood pressure? Blood circulating through the body moves with a certain force - that's your blood pressure. This force can be affected by how strongly the heart is pumping and by the size of the vessels the blood is moving through. Blood moves...
HealthI really created a stir not too long ago when I wrote about a study that found that alcohol makes people angry. Apparently a few people were drinking a beer or two when they read the story, so they responded as expected: with angry comments. I figured I...
The New York TimesTHE CLAIM: Green tea can help lower blood pressure. THE FACTS: Few foods have a reputation for soothing stress quite like a hot cup of tea. Green tea, in particular, has been linked to reduced stress and anxiety, and it contains compounds that are...
Booster ShotsAn inexpensive combination of a cholesterol-lowering drug and one to reduce blood pressure can reduce the incidence of heart attacks and strokes by as much as 60%, but getting patients to begin the regimen and then to stay on it......
Booster ShotsThe next time your little one dumps a cup of coffee into your laptop keyboard, keep this in mind: A new study finds that having children may be linked to having lower blood pressure. Researchers from Brigham Young University, the......
Los Angeles TimesLeonardo da Vinci took them, as did Napoleon Bonaparte, Johannes Brahms and Winston Churchill. You could probably use one right now. Midday naps have long been touted as a good thing, lowering blood pressure and driving down the risk of heart attack. And...
Studies consistently show that lowering blood pressure significantly lowers the risk of stroke and also, though less dramatically, the risk of heart attacks, heart failure and kidney problems. ¶ Drugs may be necessary sometimes, especially when blood...
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Booster ShotsNeed more low-carb diet versus something else comparisons? You're in luck. A new study found that following a low-carb diet may be better for lowering blood pressure than taking an over-the-counter weight loss medication and sticking to a low-fat diet.......
My blood pressure readings vary throughout the day. Sometimes they're high and sometimes they're low. So I'm not sure if I have high blood pressure or not. Moshi Santa Monica Blood pressure varies throughout the day and is influenced by a number of...
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