When it Comes to Blood Pressure, Make Control Your Goal
May is High Blood Pressure Education Month. Have you talked about a goal for your blood pressure with your health care provider? If not, do it at your next visit. One of three American adults has high blood pressure, also called hypertension. Learn how to make control your goal.
New Research Examines Sodium Content in Baby and Toddler Foods
Most pre-packaged meals and snacks for toddlers contain high levels of sodium according to CDC Research presented at the American Heart Association’s Epidemiology and Prevention/Nutrition, Physical Activity and Metabolism 2013 Scientific Sessions.
U.S. Surgeon General Promotes Heart Health on Tom Joyner Morning Show
On March 13, 2013, U.S. Surgeon General Regina M. Benjamin, MD, MBA, promoted heart health—and mentioned Million Hearts™—on the Tom Joyner Morning Show's "Wellness Wednesday" segment. Dr. Benjamin urged the public to join efforts to help African Americans make heart health a priority by controlling their blood pressure and lowering sodium in their diet.
28 Days to a Healthier Heart
February may be the shortest month of the year, but it’s enough time to achieve some big improvements in your heart health. Now is the perfect time to get started on a new, heart-healthy game plan. Think about making one small change each week to lower sodium, get active, quit smoking, and control blood pressure to boost your heart health this month.
Worksite Health ScoreCard
The newly released CDC Worksite Health ScoreCard (HSC) is a tool designed to help employers assess the extent to which they have implemented evidence-based health promotion interventions in their worksites.
"Get the Facts" About Sodium
CDC is helping consumer “Get the Facts” about sodium with a series of four fact sheets. The new series emphasizes the health risks of exceeding the recommendations in the 2010 Dietary Guidelines for Americans, tips for cutting back daily intake, some surprising sources of sodium in our diet, the role this nutrient plays in our food, and the benefits of from-scratch food preparation versus processed foods.