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Too much sodium affects blood pressure, increases risk of strokeMay 4, 2010
A high salt diet increases the risk of cardiovascular disease and stroke
Control anxiety to stave off spikes in blood pressureMay 4, 2010
A sudden spike in blood pressure caused by stress can cause physical damage.
Blood pressure: How do your systolic, diastolic readings stack up? May 4, 2010
Healthy physical and behavioral practices can go long way toward keeping blood pressure under control. Find out more from our experts.
Never too early to screen kids for high blood pressureMay 4, 2010
Children don't feel the effects of high blood pressure immediately, but should still be tested
Diagnosing heart attacks may be lick and a click awayMay 3, 2010
A new device can detect signs of a heart attack from a person's saliva.
Ultrasound helps predict heart attacksApr 7, 2010
BCM researchers have shown how ultrasound can be used to help pinpoint who is at highest risk for having a heart attack.
Micro-RNAs control alternative splicing in heart development after birthMar 22, 2010
BCM researchers pinpoint micro-RNAs as crucial to heart development.
Clinical trial strive to find new treatments for heart ailmentsMar 3, 2010
Volunteers are needed to participate in clinical research.
Take steps to prevent, control heart diseaseFeb 10, 2010
Understanding risk factors and signs of heart disease is key.
Reduce stress, reduce likelihood of heart ailmentsFeb 9, 2010
Living a high-stress life can lead to heart ailments.