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Today is World Hypertension Day!

A health-focused day that we can all be happy to celebrate. World Hypertension Day was created to raise awareness about high blood pressure in populations around the world. Often times, high blood pressure has no obvious symptoms to indicate that something is wrong. The best way to protect yourself is by having your blood pressure […]

Put Your Heart in The Right Place

Have you experienced a heart attack, undergone heart surgery or experienced another heart event? It is a scary moment that many of us hope to never go through, but it is important to know the ways to prevent future heart problems from developing. Cardiac rehab, in particular, is a valuable program that can teach participants […]

Statins Are Safe to Use for Heart Protection in People With Rheumatoid Arthritis

Living with rheumatoid arthritis is challenging, and knowing that you are at an increased risk for developing heart disease in comparison to those who do not have the inflammatory joint disease can make it even more frustrating. Often, those who have the disease are excluded from trials where statins, cholesterol-lowering drugs used to lower the […]

Managing High Blood Pressure in Diabetics May Prevent Life-Threatening Organ Damage

It is no secret that extreme hypertension can result in life-threatening complications. Recent research finds that extremely high blood pressure, not just diabetes, is responsible for severe organ damage caused by hypertensive emergencies. The good news is that there is a way to better control the effects of hypertension among African Americans with diabetes by […]