By Ashik Siddique | May 16, 2013 12:16 AM EDT
Being interrupted by cell phone calls can cause higher blood pressure readings, though it’s unclear whether mobile phone use is actually linked to risk for hypertension.
By Anthony Rivas | May 15, 2013 06:55 PM EDT
People who suffer from hypertension may be naturally drawn to salty foods, researchers urge them to resist the cravings.
By Nsikan Akpan | May 13, 2013 05:08 PM EDT
A survey of fast-food restaurants and processed food in grocery stores revealed that sodium levels are mostly rising or staying the same.
By Christie Rizk | May 02, 2013 01:58 PM EDT
A new study shows that antioxidants in grapes can reduce rates of heart failure in hypertensive patients.
By Staff Reporter | Mar 13, 2013 05:20 PM EDT
Vitamin D benefits may include helping African-Americans at risk for cardiovascular disease to lower their blood pressure.
By Jonathan Weiss | Mar 12, 2013 10:00 AM EDT
Women who were exposed to DDT in the womb are more likely to have high blood pressure, which can lead to many other health issues.
By Christine Hsu | Jan 17, 2013 02:13 PM EST
Eating yogurt a few times a week may lower a person's chances of developing high blood pressure.
By Makini Brice | Jan 15, 2013 02:02 PM EST
High blood pressure is caused by a variety of problems: poor nutrition, smoking and stress, just for starters.
By Christine Hsu | Dec 14, 2012 04:26 PM EST
Good news for gazpacho lovers: regular consumption of this chilled tomato soup can reduce hypertension by up to 27 percent.
By Christine Hsu | Oct 04, 2012 12:30 PM EDT
Children of women who had high blood pressure or "hypertension" during pregnancy may lose their mental skills quicker throughout their lives compared to those whose mother had healthy blood pressure, according to new research.
By Nikki Tucker | Sep 20, 2012 06:30 PM EDT
Although cranberry juice is known to combat urinary tract infections, new research suggests it may also help reduce blood pressure.
By Nikki Tucker | Sep 19, 2012 12:41 PM EDT
Studies show African-Americans are less likely to adhere to the DASH diet compared to whites.
By Nikki Tucker | Sep 11, 2012 03:39 PM EDT
In a 10-week program, health and physical education teachers taught anger and stress management to 86 high school freshmen. Researchers observed that the program reduced blood pressure as well as helped students control their anger.