High Blood Pressure Health News

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9/10/2014
Even a Little Excess Weight Can Boost Blood Pressure: Study

Researchers find, in 8-week span, that those who gain in the abdomen have highest increase

9/9/2014
ER Visits Up for High Blood Pressure

But admissions, deaths are down, U.S. study finds

9/9/2014
Nine of 10 American Kids Eat Too Much Salt: CDC

Almost half of daily intake comes from the 10 foods they eat most

9/2/2014
'Spare Tire' May Be Especially Bad for Your Blood Pressure

Weight gain around the middle was key to rising risk for hypertension, study found

9/2/2014
Preterm or Small Birth Tied to Long-Term Risks to Heart, Brain

But researchers say exercise, education may help overcome deficiencies

8/26/2014
Diet, Exercise Counseling Urged for Overweight Americans With Heart Risks

Task force guidelines could apply to half of U.S. adults

8/18/2014
Big Drop in U.S. Heart-Related Hospitalizations and Deaths, Study Finds

Lifestyle changes, wider use of medications driving the trend, researchers say

8/15/2014
Severe Sleep Apnea May Boost Odds for Stubborn High Blood Pressure

The two conditions may be interconnected, study finds

8/11/2014
Women, Blacks Hit Harder by Heart Disease Risk Factors

High blood pressure, diabetes play the biggest roles, new research reports

8/4/2014
High Blood Pressure in Middle Age, Weaker Brain Later?

Study shows a link, but it's unclear if medications in midlife will ward off dementia

8/1/2014
Barbershops Join Fight Against High Blood Pressure in Black Men

Novel partnership detects "silent killer" in more than one-third of those tested, study reports

7/28/2014
Healthy Habits May Help Childhood Cancer Survivors Avoid Chronic Ills

Lifestyle choices influence long-term outcomes, researcher says

7/22/2014
High-Salt Diets Could Double Risk of Heart Woes for Diabetics

Risk even greater for people whose diabetes isn't well-controlled, study finds

7/22/2014
Sleepless Nights After Divorce May Be Tied to Blood Pressure Rise

Small study finds delayed reaction among those who had trouble resting for more than 10 weeks

7/21/2014
Could Probiotics Help Tame High Blood Pressure?

Study suggests effect from helpful microbes in yogurt, supplements, but more research is needed

7/21/2014
No Change in Heart Attack Rates for Younger U.S. Adults

And women tend to fare worse than men, study finds

7/15/2014
Home Blood Pressure Monitoring Likely Saves Money, Study Finds

American Heart Association recommends self-testing; research says it benefits patients and insurers

7/14/2014
High Blood Pressure May Protect the Very Old From Dementia

But it's too early to recommend any change in treatment, researcher says

7/11/2014
A Little Alcohol May Not Be Good for Your Heart After All

New gene-focused review suggests that cutting down on drinking is always heart-healthy

7/4/2014
Ecstasy Use Tied to Rare Spinal Blood Vessel Problem in Teen

Drug can spike blood pressure, making existing blood vessel conditions worse, study authors say

7/3/2014
Change Bad Habits Early, Save Your Heart Later

Young adults who adopt healthier lifestyle can cut their heart disease risk, researchers say

7/2/2014
High Blood Pressure May Up Psoriasis Risk for Women

Long-term use of certain medications also linked to higher risk, study found

6/26/2014
Low Vitamin D Levels Linked to High Blood Pressure

Researchers recommend more studies to see if vitamin D supplements can lower pressure

6/24/2014
Blood Pressure Kiosks May Not Always Give Accurate Readings

FDA experts warn that if the cuff is too small or too large for your arm, the results may not be reliable

6/16/2014
High Blood Pressure May Sometimes Be Overtreated: Study

Bringing systolic readings below 120-139 might not provide added benefit, researchers say

6/11/2014
Treating Sleep Apnea May Lower Heart Risks, Study Finds

For obese patients, weight loss is recommended, too, expert says

6/4/2014
Snoring, High Blood Pressure in Pregnancy May Raise Apnea Risk

Sleep disorder affects up to one-third of women by the last few months of pregnancy, researchers report

6/4/2014
Sleep Apnea 'CPAP' Masks Might Help Ease High Blood Pressure

Small study found healthy drop in BP readings when the breathing devices were used

6/4/2014
Blood Pressure History May Affect Brain Function in Old Age

Age at which you develop hypertension is key to understanding risk for memory problems, study suggests

5/30/2014
Heart Risks Depend on Which Blood Pressure Number Is High: Study

Researchers also discovered lifetime heart risks were greater even with medications to treat the condition

5/19/2014
Mouse Study Hints at How Mediterranean Diet Protects the Heart

Researchers find unsaturated fats, vegetables combine to lower blood pressure

5/16/2014
People With High Blood Pressure Often Have a 'Salt Tooth'

Small new study suggests that some may have an unhealthy preference for saltier food

5/16/2014
Using Internet, Apps to Manage Blood Pressure Has Dangers: Study

Researchers find measurement errors, misleading information

5/14/2014
Adults With Autism at Risk for Many Health Problems: Study

Research shows rates of mental, physical problems higher in these patients than among other adults

5/12/2014
Fitness May Help Older Men With High Blood Pressure Live Longer

Seniors with high fitness levels had half the risk of dying, finds study

5/9/2014
Implanted Device Lowers Blood Pressure in Rat Study

Procedure might one day offer an option for people who are resistant to medication, researchers suggest

5/6/2014
Blood Pressure Drugs Help Keep Heart Trouble at Bay: FDA

Experts suggest ways to keep high blood pressure under control

4/30/2014
Is Healthy Obesity a Myth?

Study found even with normal blood pressure, cholesterol and blood sugar levels, the obese had more artery plaque

4/25/2014
Statin Users Eating More Bad Food Than a Decade Ago, Study Shows

Doctors need to re-emphasize importance of healthy diet to patients, researcher says

4/10/2014
A Doctor's 'People Skills' Affects Patients' Health

Comfortable relationship can be as beneficial as statins for heart problems, study finds

4/2/2014
College Football Players Have Stiffer Arteries, Study Finds

But it's unclear what that means for later heart health, researchers say

4/2/2014
CDC Salt Guidelines Too Low for Good Health, Study Suggests

But agency stands by its recommendations for preventing stroke, heart disease

3/31/2014
Stronger Muscles May Mean Better Health for Kids

Study of 6th-graders links greater strength to lower risk for heart disease

3/31/2014
New Blood Pressure Guidelines May Take Millions of Americans Off Meds

Study estimates impact of controversial changes that raised treatment threshold

3/27/2014
Intensive Early Childhood Education May Boost Adult Health

Study found kids in special program had lower blood pressure and cholesterol levels, weighed less in their 30s

3/27/2014
Keeping Blood Pressure Low Halves Risk of Second Stroke: Study

But less than one-third of survivors maintain consistently safe levels

3/26/2014
Doctors Really Do Raise Your Blood Pressure

Study indicates that long-suspected 'white coat effect' is real

3/21/2014
Lung Ultrasound Can Spot Risk of Respiratory Failure in Pregnancy: Study

Researchers recommend its use for women with complication called preeclampsia

3/19/2014
Diabetes in Middle Age May Cause Memory Problems Later

Study also found that high blood pressure has similar impact

3/16/2014
Keep Your Heart Healthy

Daily exercise, fruits and veggies, not smoking all help, cardiologist says