Topic: High blood Pressure
Nashville, TN – All month long, counties and cities around Middle Tennessee are supporting the American Stroke Association’s fight against the No. 4 killer by proclaiming May as American Stroke Month.
Tennessee is in the “stroke belt” of the county, ranking 46th of 50 states in stroke mortality and near the very bottom for high blood pressure, a major risk factor for stroke.
American Heart Association reports Heart-Healthy Diet helps Men lower Bad Cholesterol, regardless of Weight Loss
Nashville, TN – A heart-healthy diet helped men at high risk for heart disease reduce their bad cholesterol, regardless of whether they lost weight, in a study presented at the American Heart Association’s Arteriosclerosis, Thrombosis and Vascular Biology 2013 Scientific Sessions.
The 19 24- to 62-year-old men in the study had metabolic syndrome, which refers to three or more significant risk factors for heart disease and stroke. The risk factors included in this study were high waist circumference, high blood pressure, high levels of triglycerides and fasting glucose and low levels of high density lipoprotein or HDL “good” cholesterol. «Read the rest of this article»
Strategies to prevent and treat heart failure are needed to curb the rise in the incidence of heart failure
Dallas, TX - By 2030, you — and every U.S. taxpayer — could be paying $244 a year to care for heart failure patients, according to an American Heart Association policy statement.
The statement, published online in the American Heart Association journal Circulation: Heart Failure, predicts the number of people with heart failure could climb 46 percent from 5 million in 2012 to 8 million in 2030. Direct and indirect costs to treat heart failure could more than double from $31 billion in 2012 to $70 billion in 2030.
Due to their modest effects, alternative therapies can be used with — not as a replacement for — standard treatment.
Dallas, TX – Alternative therapies such as aerobic exercise, resistance or strength training, and isometric hand grip exercises may help reduce your blood pressure, according to the American Heart Association.
In a new scientific statement published in its journal Hypertension, the association said alternative approaches could help people with blood pressure levels higher than 120/80 mm Hg and those who can’t tolerate or don’t respond well to standard medications.
American Heart Association says new study shows walking can lower risk of heart-related conditions as much as running
Dallas, TX – Walking briskly can lower your risk of high blood pressure, high cholesterol and diabetes as much as running can, according to surprising findings reported in the American Heart Association journal Arteriosclerosis, Thrombosis and Vascular Biology.
Researchers analyzed 33,060 runners in the National Runners’ Health Study and 15,045 walkers in the National Walkers’ Health Study.
The results reinforce the importance of a diet that includes at least 25 grams of fiber daily.
Dallas, TX - Eating more fiber may decrease your risk of first-time stroke, according to new research in the American Heart Association journal Stroke.
Dietary fiber is the part of the plant that the body doesn’t absorb during digestion. Fiber can be soluble, which means it dissolves in water, or insoluble.
New Orleans, LA – Energy drinks may increase blood pressure and disturb your heart’s natural rhythm, according to research presented at the American Heart Association’s Epidemiology and Prevention/Nutrition, Physical Activity and Metabolism 2013 Scientific Sessions.
American Heart Association reports most pre-packaged meals, snacks for toddlers contain too much salt
New Orleans, LA – Nearly 75 percent of commercial pre-packaged meals and savory snacks for toddlers are high in sodium, according to research presented at the American Heart Association’s Epidemiology and Prevention/Nutrition, Physical Activity and Metabolism 2013 Scientific Sessions.
In the first study to look at the sodium content in U.S. baby and toddler foods, researchers compared the sodium content per serving of 1,115 products for babies and toddlers using data on major and private label brands compiled by the U.S. Centers for Disease Control (CDC).
American Heart Association reports Adults worldwide eat almost double daily AHA-recommended amount of sodium
The study is the first to provide information about sodium intake by country, age and gender.
New Orleans, LA – Seventy-five percent of the world’s population consumes nearly twice the daily recommended amount of sodium (salt), according to research presented at the American Heart Association’s Nutrition, Physical Activity and Metabolism and Cardiovascular Disease Epidemiology and Prevention 2013 Scientific Sessions.
Global sodium intake from commercially prepared food, table salt, salt and soy sauce added during cooking averaged nearly 4,000 mg a day in 2010.
Presented by Renaissance Center and Lipscomb University School of Nursing
Dickson, TN – The Renaissance Center is excited to present the First Annual Health & Wellness Fair on Saturday, March 9th, 10:00am-4:00pm. The event is free and includes health screenings, consultations and education provided by the Lipscomb University School of Nursing.
Starting the day off is renowned eye surgeon Dr. Ming Wang with a “Vision Care” seminar in the Performance Hall at 10:30am. Dr. Wang will also be available for questions after the talk.
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