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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 AHA News on July 13, 2016. Hortensia Perez ignored her doctors’ advice for years. Exercise and eat healthy, they urged the high blood pressure patient. But it wasn’t until last fall, when her doctor added two new diagnoses — high cholesterol and the early stages of diabetes — that she started making changes. She exercised more and ditched the ... more...
Posted by Amy Ciarochi on Leaders Blog Jul 21, 2016 1:19 PM CDT
Posted by AHA News on July 11, 2016. Magnesium may modestly lower blood pressure, according to research published in the American Heart Association journal Hypertension. An essential element in the human body, magnesium is found in whole grains, beans, nuts and green leafy vegetables. Researchers have long debated whether magnesium plays a role ... more...
Posted by Amy Ciarochi on Leaders Blog Jul 18, 2016 10:32 AM CDT
Posted by AHA News on July 7, 2016. When his dad was diagnosed with diabetes, Raymond Townsend got busy taking care of him – even though he was only 10 years old. Townsend, already a science lover who had a chemistry set and dreams of someday inventing something important, was eager to help. “It was the 1960s, so you couldn’t buy disposable syringes and you ... more...
Posted by Amy Ciarochi on Leaders Blog Jul 7, 2016 3:53 PM CDT
Posted by Nature World News on June 26, 2016. A new study led by The University of Queensland (UQ) and the ARC Centre of Excellence for Environmental Decisions (CEED) suggests that visiting parks and other green spaces could potentially reduce risk of developing high blood pressure and poor mental health. Previous studies have discovered a ... more...
Posted by Amy Ciarochi on Leaders Blog Jun 29, 2016 2:47 PM CDT
Posted by AHA News on June 27, 2016. Pregnant women with even subtle blood pressure elevations in the upper ranges of normal may be at high risk of developing metabolic syndrome after giving birth, according to research in the American Heart Association journal Hypertension. Blood pressure guidelines — which don’t distinguish between pregnant ... more...
Posted by Amy Ciarochi on Leaders Blog Jun 29, 2016 2:41 PM CDT
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