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Weighing prehypertension treatment options

Left untreated, high blood pressure has long-term health consequences By David Dunaief, M.D. We have focused a large amount of effort on the treatment and prevention of hypertension (high blood pressure) in the U.S. This insidious disorder includes prehypertension...

Tipping the sodium to potassium balance

High sodium: potassium ratio increases cardiovascular risk By David Dunaief, M.D. We need sodium in our diets in modest amounts; however, many Americans overconsume it. Meanwhile, potassium, which we also need, is underconsumed. More than 90 percent of people consume...