Potato-Heavy Diet Linked to High Blood Pressure—But of Course, It’s Complicated

Potatoes are a popular staple of the American diet, but eating too many—whether boiled, baked, mashed, or fried—may raise the risk for high blood pressure.

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4 Ways to Beat Stress With Your Pet

Feeling totally tense? Here’s how your dog or cat can help you unwind.

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The Subtle Stroke Warning Sign My Family Missed

Do you know all the symptoms of a stroke? I thought I did—until my dad had a devastating stroke and we missed an early signal.

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Binge-Drinking in Your 20s? It Could Raise Your Blood Pressure

Young adults who regularly binge drink have elevated blood pressure compared to those who drink occasionally.

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‘Obese’ May Not Always Equal Unhealthy, Study Says

Many overweight and obese Americans might be perfectly healthy when it comes to blood pressure, cholesterol, and blood sugar levels—while many thin folks may not be the picture of good health.

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Even Slight Jump in Blood Pressure During Pregnancy May Be Bad for Baby

Even slightly elevated blood pressure in late pregnancy may increase the risk of having an underweight or stillborn infant, new research suggests.

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You’re Still Eating Way Too Much Salt, and Here’s Why

Most Americans eat too much salt on a daily basis, potentially putting their health at risk.

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Major Study Suggests the Way We’ve Been Treating High Blood Pressure is Wrong

Doctors should control high blood pressure much more aggressively than current guidelines suggest, to best reduce the risk of heart attack and stroke in people 50 or older.

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Can Acupuncture Lower Your Blood Pressure?

Can acupuncture benefit people with mildly or moderately elevated blood pressure?

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What You Need to Know If You Had High Blood Pressure During Pregnancy

Women with high blood pressure during pregnancy are more likely to face the same health problem later in life, a new study suggests.

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