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Blood Pressure Measurement: calling for an update to century-old technology

Blood Pressure Measurement: calling for an update to century-old technology

New, improved technology exists for the accurate measurement of blood pressure, yet in Canada many doctors and clinics are still using a sphygmomanometer – popularized in 1990.

vancouver man reverses pre diabetes, prevents diabetes

Speed skating president gets back on track at 65

Jim was able to get his health back under control by breaking realistic goals down into manageable steps. Within a month, he saw visible results. In six months, he had lost 23 pounds and his waistline had shrunk by almost three inches!

spotlight on registered dietitians

Get the most from LifePlus: Spotlight on Registered Dietitians

The first tip for making the most of your dietitian visit is overcoming the fear that you are visiting the food police.

restricting unhealthy food marketing to children

Calls for restricting the marketing of unhealthy foods to children ignored by policy makers: What can we do?

Copeman Healthcare physician, Mark Gelfer, MD, CCFP, FCFP, along with Eric Mang, MPA; Tara Duhaney, MHSc and Norm Campbell, MD,FRCPC, address the impact on our health, the health of our children and the action required to address the federal government regulations over the marketing of unhealthy foods.

home blood pressure monitoring

Home Blood Pressure Monitoring (HBPM)

Adults need ongoing blood pressure assessment through their lives because 1 in 4 Canadians is affected by hypertension (high blood pressure) and 50% of 50 year-old adults are hypertensive.

Home blood pressure monitoring (HBPM) is a stronger predictor of cardiovascular disease events than office based readings.

brain and heart health connection

Brain Health: just one more reason to manage hypertension

Research supports careful management of hypertension for brain health. It is also helpful to monitor psychological health and treat symptoms of depression.

dash eating plan diet

DASH towards a healthier you

“DASH” was initiated by the National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute and is scientifically proven to reduce high blood pressure and improve heart health.

connection between hypertension and activity

The connection between hypertension and activity

A regular, structured exercise program can decrease blood pressure by 5-7 mm Hg- this can occur as early as 3-4 weeks after introducing a new exercise routine

Hypertension-the theme for World Health Day

Hypertension: the theme for World Health Day 2013

The most important risk factor for death and disability is Hypertension. The World Health Organization chose Hypertension as the theme for World Health Day 2013

Metabolic Syndrome-The lifestyle disease

Metabolic Syndrome: the lifestyle disease

Metabolic Syndrome, sometimes referred to as the plague of the modern era, traces its roots back to the period of rapid urbanization around the time of ancient Greece. Learn more about this condition and how to avoid it.