Sauna Bathing Keeps Blood Pressure in Check

Frequent sauna bathing reduces the risk of elevated blood pressure, according to an extensive follow-up population-based study carried out at the University of Eastern Finland. The risk of developing elevated blood pressure was nearly 50% Read More

A Better Way to Control Blood Pressure

One in three American adults suffers from high blood pressure (hypertension.) That number is steadily climbing, despite the fact that hypertension can be easily treated using evidence-based guidelines. Based on the American Medical Association’s M.A.P. Read More

Maybe Your Blood Pressure is not so High!

An estimated 1 in 3 U.S. adults have high blood pressure. Blood pressure levels are often assessed by using automatic blood pressure devices. But these automatic devices are prone to significant errors, sometimes leading to Read More

The Best Diet Advice for Gout

Gout is the most common form of inflammatory arthritis. The prevalence of gout has increased over the past several decades. Nearly 4% of the population in the US currently suffers from gout. Many of these Read More

What is the DASH Diet?

Research has shown that following a healthy eating plan can both reduce the risk of developing high blood pressure and lower an already-elevated blood pressure. For an overall eating plan, consider the DASH diet. “DASH” Read More

Spotlight on High Blood Pressure

Fred Wilson*, a 53-year-old construction worker and heavy-equipment operator, could handle a backhoe or bulldozer with nonchalant ease. But the heart beating inside his chest couldn’t handle his blood pressure. Wilson was among the millions Read More