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Welcome to the Check. Change. Control. Leadership Community, where our mission is to help 13.4 million more Americans take control of their high blood pressure by 2020.

We've brought together leaders across the healthcare, pharmaceutical, device, retail, and technology industries, along with key players in community health, to work together to propose solutions to one of our nation's most threatening health emergencies.

By participating in this community with your ideas, expertise, and commitment to helping more Americans control their blood pressure, you are helping the American Heart Association, the American Stroke Association and all of our partners take an important step closer to success.

 

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Posted by the New York Times on September 29, 2016. Increasing numbers of children have high blood pressure, largely as a consequence of their obesity. A growing body of evidence suggests that high blood pressure may impair children’s cognitive skills, reducing their ability to remember, pay attention and organize facts. In the most comprehensive ... more...
Posted by Amy Ciarochi on Leaders Blog Sep 30, 2016 9:57 AM CDT
The State of Obesity is an annual report and collaborative project of the Trust for America's Health and the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation.  The report includes an update on hypertension rates across the country as well, citing that approximately 30 percent of hypertension cases may be attributed to obesity. According to this latest report, the 10 ... more...
Posted by Amy Ciarochi on Leaders Blog Sep 27, 2016 9:11 AM CDT
Focus of new CDC Vital Signs report: how health care systems can help more people take their medicines as directed. Some 5 million Medicare Part D enrollees age 65 and older are not taking their blood pressure medicine properly, increasing their risk of heart disease, stroke, kidney disease, and death, according to a new Vital Signs report from the ... more...
Posted by Amy Ciarochi on Leaders Blog Sep 26, 2016 4:41 PM CDT
Posted by AHA News on September 15, 2016. ORLANDO, Florida — A noninvasive neurotechnology that uses sound to balance right- and left-side brain frequencies lowered blood pressure, improved heart rate variability and reduced symptoms of migraine headaches, in two small studies presented Thursday at the American Heart Association’s Council on ... more...
Posted by Amy Ciarochi on Leaders Blog Sep 26, 2016 3:54 PM CDT
Posted by AHA News on September 15, 2016. ORLANDO, Florida — More than 100,000 deaths could be prevented annually if adults with common heart disease risk factors would participate in an intensive program to lower the top number in their blood pressure reading, according to a study presented Thursday at the American Heart Association’s Council on ... more...
Posted by Amy Ciarochi on Leaders Blog Sep 26, 2016 3:47 PM CDT
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