Processed Meat and Health Risks: What to Know

Here’s what the experts say.

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Daily Aspirin Regimen May Cause Bleeding

Millions of Americans take aspirin to prevent a first heart attack or stroke. Now, doctors are advising against it — especially for people over 70.

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Why Stress May Be Your Heart’s Worst Enemy

Psychological stress activates the fear center in the brain, setting into motion a cascade of reactions that can lead to heart attacks and strokes.

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Many Common Medications Can Raise Your Blood Pressure

Popular pain relievers and antidepressants, as well as alcohol and herbal supplements, are among the many substances that can contribute to hypertension.

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The Pandemic Has Your Blood Pressure Rising? You’re Not Alone.

Average blood pressure readings increased as the coronavirus spread, new research suggests. The finding portends medical repercussions far beyond Covid-19.

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Coronary Calcium Scan: A Heart Test That Can Help Guide Treatment

Many doctors recommend the heart test to pinpoint which patients would benefit from treatment to reduce their cardiovascular risk.

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The Loss of a Child Takes a Physical Toll on the Heart

Grieving parents were at high risk of a heart attack in the days following the death of a child, and an increased risk may persist for years.

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Is an Ice Cream Binge Bad for the Heart?

A reader asks: Is there a cardiovascular difference between eating a pint of ice cream in one sitting versus eating it over a week?

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For Women in Their 40s, High Blood Pressure May Carry Special Risks

Women, but not men, with even mildly elevated blood pressure in their early 40s were at increased risk for later heart disease and early death.

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How Lifelong Cholesterol Levels Can Harm or Help Your Heart

The longer you have high levels of “bad” LDL cholesterol, the greater your risk of a heart attack.

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F.D.A. Issues Voluntary Guidelines in Effort to Reduce Sodium Consumption

The new recommendations are aimed at food manufacturers and restaurants. Some experts say they don’t go far enough.

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How Cutting Out a Little Salt Can Have Benefits for Health and Blood Pressure

For many, reducing sodium in the diet even modestly can have an outsize impact on lowering blood pressure.

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Run a First Marathon, and Your Arteries May Look 4 Years Younger

Training for and finishing a marathon can leave arteries more flexible, healthy and biologically younger than before.

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How Alcohol Can Affect Your Heart Rate

Drinking can elevate your pulse, which isn’t a concern for most healthy adults, though those with heart rhythm problems should use caution.

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Alcohol Abuse Is on the Rise. Here’s Why Doctors Fail to Treat It.

People with alcohol use disorder are often seen in clinics and hospitals, but medical professionals too often ignore the condition.

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Why Exercise Can Be So Draining for People With Rheumatoid Arthritis

Even a gentle session of leg lifts set off an exaggerated nervous system reaction in older women with rheumatoid arthritis.

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The Benefits of Moderate Exercise

High-intensity workouts get a lot of attention and can be great for health. But moderate physical activity may have metabolic advantages.

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A Better Way to Take Blood Pressure?

A new analysis suggests that a difference in blood pressure between the left and right arms may signal increased risk for serious heart problems.

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Volunteering May Be Good for Your Health

Before the pandemic, I’d been spending less time in my basement office and more time out doing some good with like-minded people. Was this the magic elixir that improved my health?

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Think You Have ‘Normal’ Blood Pressure? Think Again

Even levels of blood pressure that are generally considered “normal” may be high enough to foster the development of heart disease, new research shows.

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Dizziness Upon Standing Can Lead to Falls and Fractures

The problem, a brief but precipitous drop in blood pressure that causes lightheadedness or dizziness when standing up, is called orthostatic hypotension.

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Dementia on the Retreat in the U.S. and Europe

Rates of dementia have steadily fallen over the past 25 years, a new study finds. But the disease is increasingly common in some parts of the world.

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Blood Pressure Drugs Don’t Increase Coronavirus Risk, Studies Find

People taking widely used medicines did not face higher rates of infection or more severe illness, new research indicates.

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Supplements and Diets for Heart Health Show Limited Proof of Benefit

Some supplements may actually be harmful for cardiovascular health.

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How Low Should Blood Pressure Go?

Symptoms, rather than numbers, may best define when blood pressure is too low.

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HDL Cholesterol: Too Much of a Good Thing?

As with many other good things in life, this usually helpful protein is best in moderation.

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Am I at High Risk for a Heart Attack?

Physicians use a number of different factors to assess your risk of having a heart attack or stroke.

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