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Seaweed is Always Greener Under the Sea
The slimy, icky gooey stuff floating in the ocean, more commonly known as seaweed, is a delicacy in some countries and even provides heart health benefits.
Preventing Heart Disease Delivers a ROI
Cardiovascular disease comes with a hefty price tag. Empowering each individual to take action preventing heart disease is a better long-term investment for health, according to a recent statement by the American Heart Association.
FDA Drug Safety Communication: Letairis
The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) is removing the warning related to liver injury from the boxed warning of the Letairis ( ambrisentan ) tablet label.
FDA Drug Safety Communication: Benicar
After reviewing the results of the ROADMAP and ORIENT trials, the FDA has determined that the benefits of Benicar continue to outweigh its potential risks when used for the treatment of patients with high blood pressure according to the drug label. Benicar is not recommended as a treatment to delay or prevent protein in the urine ( microalbuminuria ) in diabetic patients. Patients should consult their healthcare professional if they have any questions or concerns about taking Benicar . Daiichi Sankyo , the makers of Benicar , have agreed to work with the FDA to perform additional ...
Belly Fat Predicts Heart Disease
Not all fat is created equal, especially when it comes to men with excessive weight around the middle. Some with added belly fat may be at an increased risk of developing heart disease and other serious health problems.
Type of Heart Disease Linked to Dementia
Dementia can be brought on by a number of risk factors. One of the most surprising that has recently been linked to the cognitive impairment, however, is a type of heart condition involving restricted arteries.
Reducing Risks Could Cut Alzheimer's
Moderate lifestyle changes may seem small, but they can provide large returns in better health. Exercising and smoking cessation are among modifiable changes capable of reducing risk of Alzheimer's disease.
Soy and Milk May Cut Blood Pressure
Milk and soy are known to offer a number of health benefits, and lowering blood pressure is another health benefit that can be chalked on this ever-increasing list.
Protein Plays Role in Blood Pressure
Blood pressure might seem like just another pesky number. In fact it plays a vital role in heart health. The discovery of a protein embedded in the walls of blood vessels might make managing hypertension a little bit easier.
High Sodium Equals High Risk
Americans love salt. That affection doesn't go both ways. Consuming too much sodium and too little potassium may bring on unnecessary heath risks.