Controversial YouTube Star Dies of Hypertension. Why This Is Important to the Black Community

Kevin Samuels. He was one of those people you either loved or hated, or perhaps you just found him entertaining to watch because he had zero filter. Samuels was a popular African-American YouTube personality and self-proclaimed image consultant known for making controversial remarks particularly targeted towards black women.

America Is Failing When It Comes to Salt Reduction. Be Proactive

America is in such a salt crisis that I think it’s probably about time we use technological innovations to reduce our salt intake.

Be Proactive About Nutrition Before Pregnancy. Your Child’s Heart May Depend On It

March is National Nutrition Month, and I think many of us would agree that the nutrition of our children is of the utmost importance. What people may not realize, however, is that women need to consume a healthy diet even before getting pregnant. Our diet before pregnancy may affect the health of our future child. 

Don't Let Your “Built Environment” Determine Your Health

In my opinion, many people underestimate the power of walking when it comes to overall health benefits. Maybe it’s because we tend to associate a good, effective workout with a lot of sweat and a rapidly beating heart.

If You Think Yogurt is Just for Dieters, Keep Reading!

One of the more recently discovered benefits of yogurt is that it may help older adults with hypertension lower their blood pressure. There was evidence of reduced hypertension with even small amounts of yogurt consumption.

Two New Reasons to Check Your Blood Pressure!

If you haven’t checked your blood pressure recently – or if you’ve never checked it – there are two new studies on hypertension that may convince you to do so sooner rather than later. In my view, they give new urgency to monitoring and managing your blood pressure.

Understand extracellular water to keep your health in check

Extracellular water is body water that is not inside the cells. Water found inside the cells is called “intracellular water.” Add the water inside the cells and the water outside the cells, and you get your “total body water.”

Having Lower Hemoglobin May Have Health Benefits

Recent research suggests that being at the lower end of the normal hemoglobin range may have some health benefits. So, it turns out that in the case of hemoglobin, less may be good.

Do You Have “White Coat Hypertension?” Here’s How You Can Be Proactive

I think we can all agree that although very necessary, going to the doctor may not exactly be a fun experience. For some, it can be outright anxiety-inducing. It may even cause a rise in blood pressure. A team of Italian researchers recently conducted a study, published by the American Heart Association, which found that certain lab results may differ depending on whether a doctor is present or not.

6 Proactive Tips For a Healthy, Happy Memorial Day

Here are a few tips and tricks that you can use this Memorial Day weekend and still have a wonderful time with family and friends

Here’s When You May Need to Take Blood Pressure Medication

Blood pressure (which is the pressure of blood pushing against the walls of your arteries) is one of those highly valued health markers, for good reason. High blood pressure (hypertension) increases our risk of developing heart disease and stroke - two of the leading causes of deaths among Americans.

Healthy Blood Pressure Range for Women May Be Lower Than For Men

For as long as I can remember, healthcare professionals evaluated both women’s and men’s blood pressure measurements against a single, unisex range that was considered “normal.” While there may have been some variations based on age, along with shifts of the range itself based on then-available research, men and women were usually judged equally when it came to whether or not they had healthy blood pressure.

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