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Mayo Research Shows Cardiac Rehab Patients Who Use Smartphone App Recover Better

American College of Cardiology Washington — March 29, 2014 — Patients who attended cardiac rehabilitation and used a smartphone-based app to record daily measurements such as weight and blood pressure had greater improvements in those cardiovascular risk factors; they also were less likely to be readmitted to the hospital within [...]

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Condition Causes Significant Drop in Blood Pressure Upon Standing

Condition Causes Significant Drop in Blood Pressure Upon Standing July 13, 2012 Dear Mayo Clinic: My mother is 62 and has had very low blood pressure for two years. She was hospitalized with blood pressure that dropped from 200/78 in bed to 60/40 sitting up. What could be causing this [...]

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Self-care Steps Can Help Keep Blood Pressure in Normal Range

Self-care Steps Can Help Keep Blood Pressure in Normal Range March 4, 2011 Dear Mayo Clinic: Lately when I have my blood pressure checked it is slightly higher than it has been over the years. How can I keep my blood pressure in a healthy range? What are ideal levels? [...]

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We're Chatting About Heart Health

Join @mayoclinic and @American_Heart for a #HeartChat moderated by @USAToday’s @LizSzabo 1-2 p.m. ET Wednesday, Feb. 26th Topics: Statins and blood pressure drugs Symptoms in stroke, heart attack and heart disease  Best ways to prevent heart disease Signs of heart attack or stroke Latest cardiovascular research Other heart/stroke organizations and [...]

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Take Care of Your Heart and Know Your Numbers!

This parody of the song 8675309/Jenny was produced by the Mayo Clinic Center for Social Media to promote heart health. Make sure you know your blood pressure, lipids and BMI!

Created by Dana Sparks

THURSDAY CONSUMER HEALTH TIPS

10 ways to control high blood pressure without medication Warfarin side effects: Watch for interactions Heart murmurs Grass-fed beef: What are the heart-health benefits? Beta blockers: How do they affect exercise?

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Monday's Housecall

THIS WEEK'S TOP STORIES Fitness: Tips for staying motivated Having trouble sticking with your workout? Try these tips to reignite your enthusiasm. Jet-lag disorder Flying across multiple time zones disrupts your natural body rhythms, leading to sleep problems and other symptoms. Learn how to put jet lag to rest. EXPERT [...]

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Common Blood Pressure Drug Linked to Severe GI Problems

ROCHESTER, Minn. — June 21, 2012.  Mayo Clinic researchers have discovered an association between a commonly prescribed blood pressure drug, Olmesartan, and severe gastrointestinal issues such as nausea, vomiting, diarrhea, weight loss and electrolyte abnormalities — symptoms common among those who have celiac disease. The findings are published online today [...]

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Mayo Genomic Discovery: Protecting Kidney Function During Heart Failure

Mayo Clinic cardiology researchers have found a peptide that helps preserve and improve kidney function during heart failure, without affecting blood pressure. Earlier variations of this peptide caused blood pressure to drop limiting the potential benefits to the kidneys. The findings appear in the current Proceedings of the National Academy [...]

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Healthy Heart Numbers

In our culture numbers are everywhere. Phone numbers, bank numbers, license numbers, the clock on the wall. Everyday we remember and use many of these numbers over and over again. But doctors at Mayo Clinic say most of us don't know or even think about the most important numbers: [...]

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Healthy Heart Numbers

In our culture numbers are everywhere. Phone numbers, bank numbers, license numbers, the clock on the wall. Everyday we remember and use many of these numbers over and over again. But many of us don't know or even think about the most important numbers: our heart health numbers.  Gerald Fletcher, [...]

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Monday's Housecall

THIS WEEK'S TOP STORY Sodium: How to tame your salt habit Getting too much sodium can raise your blood pressure and cause other health problems. See how to cut back on salt. EXPERT ANSWERS Osteopathic medicine: What kind of doctor is a D.O.? You know what M.D. means, but do [...]

Created by Dana Sparks

THURSDAY CONSUMER HEALTH TIPS

  Oral health: Brush up on dental care basics Reactive hypoglycemia: What can I do? Endometrial cancer DASH diet: Healthy eating to lower your blood pressure Angina treatment: Stents, drugs, lifestyle changes — What's best?

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Simple Steps Can Reduce Risk of Heart Disease! (pkg.)

NOTE: Join #heartchat Wed. Feb. 13 @ 12:30 p.m. ET. Moderated by TIME magazine health reporter Alice Park w/ experts from MayoClinic, AHA and WomenHeart.  Click here for news release Heart disease is the No. 1 killer of men and women, and since February is American Heart Month, it's especially important to highlight [...]

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MONDAY HOUSECALL: Stress and Blood Pressure, Emotional Eating, Lupus and more ...

Featured Topic Stress and high blood pressure: What's the connection?   Even though stress hasn't been proven to cause high blood pressure, reducing your stress can help control your blood pressure by improving your general health. Highlights   Weight loss: Gain control of emotional eating Long-term care: Early planning pays off  First [...]

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TUESDAY Q & A: Significant Drop In Blood Pressure Upon Standing

DEAR MAYO CLINIC: My mother is 62 and has had very low blood pressure for two years. She was hospitalized with blood pressure that dropped from 200/78 in bed to 60/40 sitting up. What could be causing this and what can be done to treat her?   ANSWER: Your mother has [...]

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Lack of Exercise Should Be a Medical Condition

What if lack of exercise was treated as a medical condition? With a sedentary lifestyle a common cause of obesity, and excessive body weight and fat considered catalysts for diabetes, high blood pressure, and joint damage, Mayo Clinic physiologist Michael Joyner, M.D., argues that it should be. Dr. Joyner says, “I would [...]

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Blood Pressure Drug Creates Severe GI Problems And Symptoms Of Celiac Disease

TELECONFERENCE BRIEFING:  Mayo Clinic gastroenterologist Joseph Murray, M.D., will host a teleconference on his findings TODAY June 21 at 3:30 pm EDT.  Call 877-358-3883  Please RSVP if you plan to call in. Mayo Clinic researchers have discovered an association between a commonly prescribed blood pressure drug, Olmesartan, and severe gastrointestinal issues [...]

Created by Dana Sparks