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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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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...
Posted by Amy Ciarochi on Leaders Blog Jun 26, 2017 3:23 PM CDT
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...
Posted by Amy Ciarochi on Leaders Blog Jun 26, 2017 3:06 PM CDT
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...
Posted by Amy Ciarochi on Leaders Blog Jun 26, 2017 3:00 PM CDT
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...
Posted by Amy Ciarochi on Leaders Blog Jun 26, 2017 2:51 PM CDT
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...
Posted by Amy Ciarochi on Leaders Blog Jun 16, 2017 2:49 PM CDT
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