More than 100 million Americans have high blood pressure, AHA says

By AMERICAN HEART ASSOCIATION NEWS The number of Americans at risk for heart attacks and strokes just got a lot higher. An estimated 103 million U.S. adults have high blood pressure, according to new statistics from the American Heart Association. That’s nearly half of all adults in the United States. “With the aging of the

LAPD officer steps up commitment to his health

by Nancy Brown, CEO of the American Heart Association, the nation’s oldest and largest voluntary organization fighting cardiovascular diseases, including stroke. In the South Central area of Los Angeles, the Harvard Park neighborhood has long had a reputation as one of the toughest neighborhoods in LA County. But things are changing. In September, the Los Angeles

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Health department to install over 300 bp kiosks across the city

Posted by the New York Post It’s easy to get your blood pressure up in New York — and now the city wants to measure how high in an effort to save your life. The Health Department plans to install 300 self-measuring blood pressure kiosks across the five boroughs over the next three years, officials

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Some pretty simple lifestyle changes can help with high blood pressure

Posted by The Washington Post If you’re worried about high blood pressure, there are some things you can do beyond taking appropriate medication. The American Heart Association (AHA) points to somenot-so-difficult lifestyle changes to delay or lower high pressure and reduce the risk of illnesses associated with it, such as heart disease, stroke and kidney disease.