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Meet the Real Villain of High Blood Pressure—Sugar

When it comes to high blood pressure, Public Enemy #1 has always been salt. For years, our doctors, governments, dietary…

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Tart Cherry Juice Lowers Blood Pressure

Tart Montmorency cherries and their juice, already a popular natural remedy for gout, sore muscles and insomnia, may be good…

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7 Little Ways to Keep Your Blood Pressure Low All Day Long

Whether your blood pressure is normal, borderline or high, you probably think of it as a Big Number. If it’s…

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Shake It Up, Baby: How to Vibrate Your Way to Lower Blood Pressure

“Jiggle” machines to lose weight—those belts that vibrate around your middle while you just stand there—go back to the 19th…

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Caring Touch Lowers Blood Pressure

Nonsexual, caring touch between couples alleviates stress and controls blood pressure. Hand-holding, hugs and sitting or lying cuddled up produces…

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The New Blood Pressure Debate: Is Lower Always Better?

Back in September, The New York Times was nearly breathless: Lower Blood Pressure Guidelines Could Be ‘Lifesaving,’ Federal Study Says. The…

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Got High Blood Pressure? Take a Nap

Middle-aged adults with high blood pressure who took a 60-minute nap every day had average blood pressure readings that were…

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Acupuncture Can Reduce High Blood Pressure Without Drugs…and Keep it Low

Neiguan and Jianshi. Zusanli and Shangiuxu. Don’t worry – you don’t have to remember these Chinese names for acupuncture points.…

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Are Your Blood Pressure Readings Fooling You?

You might have “masked hypertension” When your blood pressure is taken at the doctor’s office, it is good news when…

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Squeeze This to Lower Blood Pressure

You might not think that your hand strength has a lot to do with your blood pressure, but a new…

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Let Your Smartphone Help You Control Your Blood Pressure

You may have heard that you can use your smartphone to monitor your blood pressure. Yes—there is an app for…

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How Low to Go for Blood Pressure Control

Many of you in your 60s or older who have been fit and health-conscious may be worried—or aggravated—about what your…

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6 Dangerous Myths About Your Blood Pressure

About one of every three adults in the US has high blood pressure (hypertension). But only about half of these…

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Don’t Let Them Drug You for Mild High Blood Pressure

Americans are in agreement. We’re being overmedicated. Whatever the ailment, there's a supposed quick-cure pill to save the day. Although…

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Guide to Preventing and Lowering High Blood Pressure—Naturally

While it's true that antihypertensive drugs do lower blood pressure and reduce your risk for stroke, they don't work for…