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High blood pressure, unhealthy diets in women of childbearing age

One in five women who are in peak years for childbearing has high blood pressure, setting the stage for increased health risks during pregnancy. A popular diet could help.

Quitting smoking could lead to major changes in gut bacteria

Giving up cigarettes leads to significant changes in intestinal microbes, which could impact heart health, according to a new study.

Your eating-on-the-job problems solved

Women Take Charge of Their Health

Running after coronary quadruple bypass

An avid runner before his quadruple bypass surgery, Bobby Miller wanted to get back to that healthy habit as quickly as possible.

Greek Frittata with Spinach Goat Cheese and Roasted Red Bell Peppers

Surprise! You can make brunch in a slow cooker. This veggie-packed frittata is infused with Mediterranean flavors. Invite your friends over, toss a fresh fruit salad, toast some whole-grain country bread, and you're ready for an almost effortless get-together.

Kale and Red Quinoa Soup

This protein-packed soup is an ideal dinner for busy days. Herbes de Provence lend a flavor of the French Riviera and the smoked paprika harmonizes nicely with the pepperiness of the kale.

Beef Stew with Fresh Mango

Fresh mango and cilantro add the perfect balance to this beef stew with its full-flavored complements of Worcestershire sauce, chili powder, and just a bit of cinnamon. Serving it over whole-wheat couscous is an easy way to boost your fiber intake.

Sleeping less than 6 hours may raise risk of cancer, even death

Adults with high blood pressure, diabetes, heart disease and stroke who don't get at least six hours of sleep a night face serious health risks, new research suggests.

Scared to exercise after a heart attack? It’s probably scarier if you don’t.

For heart attack survivors, working out may be the last thing they want to do. It should probably be the first.

Taking blood pressure at home may better predict heart problem in black adults

Despite high blood pressure levels, few young adults are being treated for the disease.

Making the most of your health in the workplace

Americans spend so many hours at work that it makes sense to view the office as a place to promote good health.
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