Health News

Sunshine's Vitamin and Your Heart
Not getting enough vitamin D has been linked to weak bones. Now, results from a new study show that having low levels of vitamin D may lead to a variety of heart and blood pressure problems.
Exercise Decreases Salt’s Effect on Blood Pressure
Evidence mounts from all corners to continue a regular exercise program and low-salt diet.   A new study supports this recommendation and shows an inverse relationship in the amount of exercise one gets and the effect salt intake has on their blood pressure.
Singing is Soothing
Before performing knee replacement surgery, doctors had to get the patient's blood pressure under control. A 76-year-old woman did not respond to the usual drug treatments. However, after she sang a few religious songs, her blood pressure dropped dramatically.
Of All the Nerve!
Renal denervation treatment, is a new technique which interrupts the nerve signals between the kidneys and brain, helped dropped blood pressure in 39% of people with drug-resistant hypertension.
High Blood Pressure: Battling the Resistance
Some patients with high blood pressure do not respond to current treatments or therapies. Researchers may have found an innovative way to fight this resistance.
You Might Not Have High Blood Pressure
Under the current definition of 'abnormal' blood pressure, millions of Americans have unhealthy blood pressure levels. However, new research suggests that we may need to reconsider current standards for defining unhealthy blood pressure.
Sugary Drinks Put on the Pressure
Patients with high blood pressure already have to watch their salt intake. Now, new research suggests that they may also have to pay attention to the sugar in their drinks.
Pine Tree Bark is as Big as its Bite
As many as 35 million adults in the U.S. may suffer with metabolic syndrome-- a group of risk factors including high blood pressure, obesity and high blood glucose levels.
New Drug to Relieve the Pressure
The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) today approved Edarbi tablets ( azilsartan medoxomil ) to treat high blood pressure (hypertension) in adults.
Their Hearts Will Go On
Mammalian newborn hearts can heal themselves completely, according to new research from the University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center.