- By Dana Sparks
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.
Osteopathic medicine: What kind of doctor is a D.O.?
You know what M.D. means, but do you know what D.O. means?
HEALTH TIP OF THE WEEK
Blood pressure tip: Know alcohol limits
In small amounts, alcohol can help lower your blood pressure by 4 to 9 millimeters of mercury (mm Hg). But that protective effect is lost if you drink too much alcohol, generally more than one drink a day for women and more than two a day for men. Binge drinking in particular can cause large and sudden increases in blood pressure and increase your risk of stroke. If you're a heavy or binge drinker, talk to your doctor about how to reduce your drinking.
Stress: First forgive yourself
Don't allow resentment to take over your life. Forgive others so you can find your own path forward.