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    1. DASH Diet: Meal Ideas

      The DASH (Dietary Approach to Stop Hypertension) diet helps you control your blood pressure. It's simpler, and tastier, than you may think. The key to eating well isn’t banning “bad” foods, but embracing the good-for-you options, says Melissa Rifkin, RD, a bariatric dietitian at Montefiore Medical C

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    2. Weight Loss, Hypertension, and Alternative Therapies

      Losing extra weight really helps when you have high blood pressure. As you work on diet and exercise, are there other things you can do to shift the numbers on your scale in the right direction? Some alternative or holistic treatments, though they're not a quick fix, can support the other positive c

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    3. Could Probiotics Help Tame High Blood Pressure?

      By Robert Preidt HealthDay Reporter MONDAY, July 21, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- A new study suggests that potential help in lowering high blood pressure might be as close as your refrigerator. The study found that regular intake of probiotics, such as those found in certain yogurts or supplements, may

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    4. High BP May Raise Psoriasis Risk for Women

      By Kathleen Doheny HealthDay Reporter WEDNESDAY, July 2, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Women with high blood pressure may have an increased risk of developing the skin disease psoriasis, new research suggests. Taking blood pressure medications called beta-blockers also raises the risk for psoriasis, acco

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    5. Low Vitamin D Levels Linked to High Blood Pressure

      By Robert Preidt HealthDay Reporter THURSDAY, June 26, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Low levels of vitamin D may be a cause of high blood pressure, according to a new study. Previous research has suggested a strong link between low levels of vitamin D and high blood pressure, but a direct cause-and-effec

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    6. To Drink or Not to Drink: High Blood Pressure and Alcohol

      Some research shows that drinking alcohol in moderation makes for a healthier heart. But is drinking risky or good for your blood pressure? Weigh the pros and cons to help you make the smart choice. It likely depends a lot on what else is going on with you. First things first: Your best bets for low

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    7. BP Kiosks May Not Always Give Accurate Readings

      By Robert Preidt HealthDay Reporter TUESDAY, June 24, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- If you decide to quickly check your blood pressure while you're out shopping this summer, know that your reading might not be accurate if the cuff is too small or too large for your arm, the U.S. Food and Drug Administrat

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    8. Exercise and High Blood Pressure

      Keeping your blood pressure in check isn't just about cutting back on salt. It's also about moving more and committing to a more active life. If you're new to exercise, you have a lot of options, whether it's hiking with your family, swimming at a local pool, joining a club sports team, trying yoga,

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    9. Blood Pressure History May Affect Brain in Old Age

      By Kathleen Doheny HealthDay Reporter WEDNESDAY, June 4, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- For years, doctors have preached that the lower the blood pressure, the better for preventing heart disease and stroke. But a new study suggests that having low blood pressure in later years may be linked with worse me

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    10. Heart Risks May Depend on Which BP Number Is High

      By Robert Preidt HealthDay Reporter THURSDAY, May 29, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- When you have high blood pressure, exactly what type of increased heart risk you face may be determined by which number in your blood pressure reading is high, new research shows. In a blood pressure reading, systolic pre

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