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  • Fruits, Vegetables Can Lower Blood Pressure
    From VOA Learning English, this is the Health & Lifestyle report. We may not need another study telling us that fruits and vegetables are good for our bodies. But research and studies can help us to understand how foods affect our bodies in good ways and bad. Researchers at the University of Southern California’s Keck School of Medicine have found ... more...
  • Study: 1 in 3 hypertension patients don't take their medicine
    May 25 (UPI) -- Researchers at the University of Leicester in England have developed a new urine test to help diagnose adherence to blood pressure medications to improve outcomes. The study of 1,400 hypertensive patients who had taken the urine test showed non-adherence to prescribed medications was between 30 and 40 percent. Non-adherence to ... more...
  • Combo of smaller meds may just be the dose to lower blood pressure
    Posted by AHA News on June 5, 2017. Combined smaller doses of blood pressure medications may be effective with fewer side effects than standard single doses, according to preliminary research. In the first review to compare quarter-dose therapy to standard dose and placebo, researchers found that two medications in combination was just as ... more...
  • Hypertension In Young Adults Shows Long-term Heart Risks
    Otherwise healthy young people with high systolic blood pressure over 140 are at greater risk for future artery stiffening linked to an increased risk of stroke as well as possible damage to the kidneys and brain, new research shows. The condition, called isolated systolic hypertension (ISH), occurs in people 18 to 49 who exhibit systolic blood ... more...
  • Have You Checked Your Blood Pressure Lately?
    Do you know the signs of high blood pressure (HBP or hypertension)? That’s a trick question; HBP, also known as the “silent killer,” typically has no symptoms. That’s why it’s so important to check your blood pressure, make changes that matter and take steps to control your numbers. The challenge By controlling your blood pressure, you are also ... more...
  • Home Blood Pressure Monitors Wrong 7 of 10 Times
    Posted by WebMD on June 14, 2017. WEDNESDAY, June 14, 2017 (HealthDay News) -- Millions of older people often turn to do-it-yourself home blood pressure monitors to track that vital health sign. But a small, new Canadian study suggests that readings from the devices are wrong most of the time and could put patients at risk. A team led by Jennifer ... more...
  • Family history of HBP focuses trainer’s mission on heart health
    Posted by AHA News on May 31, 2017.  Celebrit trainer Scott Parker works with clients across the globe eager to lose weight, build stamina and sculpt muscles. After watching his father struggle with severe hypertension, he makes sure controlling high blood pressure is also on their list. Parker, who is based in Los Angeles, never personally ... more...
  • Millions Check Blood Pressure For World Hypertension Day
    Posted by AHA News on May 17, 2017.   People worldwide are checking their blood pressure as part of a campaign to alert people about the dangers of high blood pressure. Companies and organizations worldwide are participating in the World Hypertension League’s effort to get more people to check their blood pressure, culminating in World Hypertension ... more...
  • 2017 Million Hearts Hypertension Control Challenge
    Today, health systems and professionals are equipped with the knowledge and technology to help patients manage high blood pressure more effectively than ever before. Still, high blood pressure contributes to more than 1,100 deaths in the United States each day and puts millions at risk for heart disease and stroke. About 1 in 3 American adults—75 ... more...
  • High blood pressure linked to racial segregation in neighborhoods
    Article posted by the National Institutes of Health on May 15, 2017. Living in racially segregated neighborhoods is associated with a rise in the blood pressure of black adults, while moving away from segregated areas is associated with a decrease — and significant enough to lead to reductions in heart attacks and strokes, a National Institutes of ... more...