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They cuddle and purr. And they shed. They wag their tails and fetch your slippers. And they shed. They never talk back and they never hold a grudge. And they shed. There are obvious pluses and minuses to living with pets, not only with respect to your...
It's every sweet tooth's dream. A steady stream of studies has linked chocolate to a variety of health benefits, including decreased blood pressure, lower cholesterol, reduced risk of heart disease, even effects on mood. But the evidence, all of it, is...
Los Angeles TimesIf you want to live longer -- avoid heart disease, Alzheimer's disease and cancer -- then pick and choose your foods with care to quiet down parts of your immune system. That's the principle promoted by the founders and followers of anti-inflammatory...
Simply put, diabetes is a contest between people and their blood. For people whose bodies don't produce enough insulin to manage their blood sugar, the goal is a normal blood score, achieved through a balancing act of lifestyle and medication....
For some people, lifestyle measures are enough to keep blood pressure under control. But they're not enough for everyone. For one thing, "many patients are not willing to change their lifestyle," says Dr. Peter Rudd, professor of medicine emeritus at the...
Booster ShotsAn inexpensive combination of a cholesterol-lowering drug and one to reduce blood pressure can reduce the incidence of heart attacks and strokes by as much as 60%, but getting patients to begin the regimen and then to stay on it......
Booster ShotsThe next time your little one dumps a cup of coffee into your laptop keyboard, keep this in mind: A new study finds that having children may be linked to having lower blood pressure. Researchers from Brigham Young University, the......
Studies consistently show that lowering blood pressure significantly lowers the risk of stroke and also, though less dramatically, the risk of heart attacks, heart failure and kidney problems. ¶ Drugs may be necessary sometimes, especially when blood...
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Booster ShotsNeed more low-carb diet versus something else comparisons? You're in luck. A new study found that following a low-carb diet may be better for lowering blood pressure than taking an over-the-counter weight loss medication and sticking to a low-fat diet.......
My blood pressure readings vary throughout the day. Sometimes they're high and sometimes they're low. So I'm not sure if I have high blood pressure or not. Moshi Santa Monica Blood pressure varies throughout the day and is influenced by a number of...
Though I'm very active, doing both cycling and weight training and maintaining a fairly healthful diet, I still need to take medication for low-level high blood pressure and high cholesterol. I've heard that pomegranate juice is a good natural way to...
Special to The TimesA tangy, sour, fermented milk drink may not sound like a likely candidate to move from health food stores to mainstream supermarkets, but that's exactly what kefir has done. The beverage is steadily gaining fans convinced of the health benefits --...
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