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Fewer Adults With Hypertension Unaware Of Their Condition

Posted by Cardiovascular Business on April 27, 2017. From 1999 to 2014, the proportion of adults with hypertension who were unaware of their condition declined 46 percent, according to a database analysis. The researchers found that 15.9 percent of adults with hypertension from 2011 to 2014 and 29.5 percent of adults with hypertension from 1999

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Sodium Recommendations Are Backed By Science

Posted by AHA Sodium Reduction Initiative Team on April 24, 2017. There has been a lot of noise lately about how much sodium you should eat. With conflicting headlines out there, it’s hard to know what’s right. Never fear! We’re here to clear up any confusion you might have. First things first: The extensive science

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Study: Healthiest Employees Cost Companies Half The Healthcare Costs

Posted by AHA News on April 6, 2017. The healthiest employees of Baptist Health South Florida incurred thousands of dollars less in healthcare costs and were less likely to be hospitalized or visit an emergency department than employees with moderate or poor health, according to a recent study. The study offers a compelling business case for

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Scientists Name ‘Connshing Syndrome’ As A New Cause Of HBP

Posted by MedicalXpress on April 21, 2017. Research led by scientists at the University of Birmingham has revealed a new cause of high blood pressure which could lead to major changes in managing the disease. High blood pressure, also known as hypertension, often goes unnoticed but if left untreated can increase the risk of heart

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Old Blood Pressure Drug Inhibits Skin Cancer In Mice

Posted by FierceBiotech on April 24, 2017. Carvedilol is a beta blocker that was developed under the brand name Coreg by SmithKline Beecham and approved by the FDA to treat high blood pressure back in 2003. It went generic a few years later. But now it may find new life as a sunscreen, thanks to

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She Changed Her Life After HBP Crisis

Posted by AHA News on April 21, 2017. Taunya Stewart woke up feeling strangely hot. Her body felt taut, as though she would pop if someone were to touch her. “My first thought was, ‘Oh my god, I’m having a heart attack’,” she said. Stewart called her mom to take her to the hospital, which

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Obese Teens’ Odds Of HBP Vary By Race

(Reuters Health) – Obesity is a strong predictor of high blood pressure early in life, but a U.S study suggests the connection may be stronger for Hispanic and white teens than for adolescents in other racial and ethnic groups. Researchers examined weight, blood pressure and racial and ethnic data from more than 21,000 youth attending

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The Most Common Endocrine Cause Of HBP

Posted by Knowridge Science Report on April 10, 2017. A new Scientific Statement issued by the Endocrine Society advises healthcare providers on ways to spot hormonal causes of high blood pressure that can be cured with surgery or treated effectively with medication. Without effective screening, common hormonal causes of high blood pressure, such as the

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Fruits And Vegetables’ Latest Superpower? Lowering BP

Eating potassium-rich foods like sweet potatoes, avocados, spinach, beans, bananas—and even coffee—could be key to lowering blood pressure, according to Alicia McDonough, PhD, professor of cell and neurobiology at the Keck School of Medicine of the University of Southern California (USC). “Decreasing sodium intake is a well-established way to lower blood pressure,” McDonough says, “but