Under pressure

Under pressure

You’ve had your blood pressure (BP) checked at your annual checkup. You may even check your BP occasionally using the machine at the drugstore. But do you know what the numbers actually mean? First, let’s define blood pressure. The term refers to how forcefully your...
Screening tests for men: what you need and when

Screening tests for men: what you need and when

Screening tests can find diseases earlier — when they are easier to treat. It’s well known that doctors recommend that men be aware of any changes on or to their bodies from moles to lumps to dry skin. Changes in appearance or texture can often be a symptom of an...
High blood pressure? Cut salt from your diet

High blood pressure? Cut salt from your diet

Salt is essential to our body’s fluids. On the other hand, anyone who’s gotten a mouth full of seawater knows that too much salt tastes terrible. Maybe your body’s trying to tell you something. It turns out that too much salt can lead to a host of health problems. The...