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By Janis Jibrin, M.S., R.D., for SmartBalance.com The good news about high blood pressure: You can usually get it under control. In fact, with some lifestyle changes, you could be rid...

By Willow Jarosh, R.D., and Stephanie Clarke, R.D. Q: My doctor suggested I try to lose at least 30 pounds with diet/exercise before trying medication for my high blood pressure. That...

By Janis Jibrin, M.S., R.D. While any amount of physical activity is better than none, the leading health authorities (American College of Sports Medicine, U.S. government’s Dietary Guidelines, and others) recommend...

By Janis Jibrin, R.D. Are you having a hard time coping? Feel like you’ve lost control over your finances, family duties or other important areas of your life? Depressed? If stress...

By Tracy Olgeaty Gensler, M.S., R.D. You can do everything right with your diet—fruits, vegetables, whole grains, healthy sources of fat and protein, low fat dairy—and still be doing something very...

By Beth Sumrell Ehrensberger, R.D. If you’ve been burning the midnight oil at work, you might want to forward this blog to your boss. New and emerging research published recently in...

By Beth Sumrell Ehrensberger, R.D. A not-so-sweet hypertension risk. Love your afternoon regular soda? If sugar-sweetened beverages (SSBs) are a regular part of your day, it might be a good idea to...

Good news first: “Stress is not a direct cause of heart attack or the buildup of plaque inside your blood vessels,” says cardiologist Stephano Sdringola, M.D., principal investigator for the...

By Janis Jibrin, M.S., R.D. Switching from whole or two-percent milk to skim or one-percent will save you as many as 70 calories. And calorie cutting isn’t the only benefit you...

By Janis Jibrin, RD You’re in your 20s/30s and seem healthy. You might have to worry about getting a job in this shaky economy, but not about high blood pressure, right?...

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