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Alternative Therapies Can Help Lower High Blood Pressure
2013-04-23 12:43:57

Brett Smith for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online While they are not a substitute for medication, alternative therapies such as transcendental meditation and isometric exercise can be effective in a battle against high blood pressure, according to a new report in the American Heart Association's (AHA) journal Hypertension. "In general, there's a surprising level of evidence supporting some of the alternative techniques being effective, and surprisingly little or conflicting evidence...

2010-05-11 10:55:00

The American Heart Association announced Monday that the scientific evidence linking air pollution to heart attacks, strokes and cardiovascular death has "substantially strengthened, and people, particularly those at high cardiovascular risk, should limit their exposure." The group said that fine particulate matter from burning fossil fuels like gasoline, coal and oil is the clearest offender. "Particulate matter appears to directly increase risk by triggering events in susceptible...

2009-03-23 08:45:23

We are used to thinking of heart disease as a product of genetic factors or lifestyle choices, such as what we eat and how much we exercise. There is another road to heart disease: breathing. Accumulating evidence indicates that an increase in particulate air pollution is associated with an increase in heart attacks and deaths. Research has begun in the relatively new field of environmental cardiology -- a field that examines the relationship between air pollution and heart disease. Aruni...

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