High Blood Pressure Health News

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2/24/2014
Vegetarian Diet May Help Lower Blood Pressure, Research Suggests

Japanese review of 39 studies shows a meatless menu might boost cardiovascular health, but the findings are preliminary

2/15/2014
Taking Care of Your Heart

Cardiologist offers advice to lower your risk of heart disease

2/12/2014
More Americans Getting High Blood Pressure Under Control: CDC

Almost two-thirds of those enrolled in health plans have been properly treated, but more must be done

2/11/2014
Survey Finds Most Americans Misinformed About Heart Disease

Many are not taking steps to change their lifestyle and protect their heart

2/7/2014
Many New Mothers Skip Important 6-Week Checkup, Study Finds

At these appointments, obstetrician reviews pregnancy, makes transition to primary care

2/6/2014
New Guidelines Aim to Lower Stroke Risk in Women

Pregnancy, childbirth, female hormones can all influence lifelong risk, experts say

2/4/2014
Another Win for the Mediterranean-Style Diet

Firefighters who followed it most closely saw less weight gain, lower risk of heart trouble

2/4/2014
Controlling Blood Pressure, Cholesterol May Not Boost Brain Health for Diabetics

Study found no effect, but longer-term trials may be needed to see a benefit, experts add

1/20/2014
Sunlight Might Be Good for Your Blood Pressure: Study

Researchers figure out why, suggest not getting enough might raise risk for heart disease

1/13/2014
Green Tea May Interfere With a Blood Pressure Medicine

Tiny, early study found reduced blood levels of nadolol among green tea drinkers

1/6/2014
High Blood Pressure May Be Worse for Women

Study found differences in factors that cause condition

1/3/2014
Younger Adults Who've Had Shingles May Face Higher Stroke Risk

Study also found increased odds of heart attack, mini-stroke in older adults years after infection

1/2/2014
Troubled Launch of 'Obamacare' Tops Health News for 2013

Angelina Jolie's double mastectomy, new heart care guidelines also made headlines

12/23/2013
Too Few Americans Aware of Their High Blood Pressure: Study

Researchers looked at nearly 70,000 adults in southeastern U.S.

12/19/2013
Americans Still Eat Too Much Salt: CDC

New strategies needed to reduce risk of high blood pressure, experts say

12/18/2013
New Blood Pressure Guidelines Raise the Bar for Taking Medications

Expert panel says treating some earlier with drugs shows little benefit, but other groups express concern

12/16/2013
Common Blood Pressure Meds May Cut Risk of Early Death in Kidney Patients: Study

Drugs called ACE inhibitors and ARBs may help patients avoid dialysis as well, researchers say

12/16/2013
Bad Night's Sleep May Raise Blood Pressure in Kids

Study from China followed normal-weight teens, and found a slight increase in pressure

12/10/2013
Treating Sleep Apnea May Lower Hard-to-Control Blood Pressure

Sleep apnea device allows normal breathing, reduces stress on body, study suggests

12/2/2013
'Healthy Obesity' Is a Myth, Report Says

Researchers weigh results of 8 studies, find excess pounds raise death risk over time

12/2/2013
Black Men Raised by Single Parent Prone to High Blood Pressure: Study

Poverty might help explain the finding, researchers say

11/20/2013
'Healthy' Obesity May Still Carry Higher Health Risks

Researchers found greater odds of developing heart conditions, diabetes despite lack of symptoms

11/20/2013
Kidney Procedure Might Help Ease Tough-to-Treat High Blood Pressure

Small study suggests a real benefit for 'renal denervation' in kidney disease patients

11/19/2013
Flushed Complexion After Drinking Could Point to High Blood Pressure Risk

Response could signal vulnerability for alcohol-linked blood pressure trouble, study found

11/18/2013
Could Vaccines Someday Improve Heart Health?

In early studies, injections lowered cholesterol and blood pressure in animals

11/13/2013
Many Would Give Private Info to Health Insurers to Save Money

But experts question whether people responding to Harris/HealthDay poll understand broader impact

11/13/2013
New Guidelines May Widen Use of Statins

Recommendations focus on patient risk factors rather than cholesterol numbers, experts say

11/7/2013
Kidney Patients May Gain From Less Salt

Small study showed reductions in blood pressure, less fluid retention

11/4/2013
Blood Test Shows Promise in Gauging Risk for Pregnancy Complication

It measures levels of a protein tied to spikes in blood pressure known as preeclampsia

10/31/2013
Epilepsy Often Hand-in-Hand With Other Health Problems: CDC

Doctors, patients share responsibility for preventing and treating co-occurring conditions, experts say

10/24/2013
Common Blood Pressure Drugs Tied to Lower Risk of Alzheimer's: Study

Since some classes of meds had the effect but others didn't, more than just blood pressure may be at work

10/10/2013
High Blood Pressure Common Among Overweight Kids

Pediatricians should be vigilant about screening, researcher says

10/9/2013
Adempas Approved to Treat Pulmonary Hypertension

New drug works to ease high blood pressure in lung arteries

10/1/2013
More Evidence That Exercise Can Help Prevent High Blood Pressure

Study found that leisure-time activity was more beneficial than activity at work

9/27/2013
Healthy Eating Benefits Heart Failure Patients, Study Says

Low-sodium diet lowered high blood pressure after 3 weeks

9/16/2013
Genes Tied to High Blood Pressure Found in Black Americans

Study findings may lead to discovery of useful targets for new treatments, researcher says

9/13/2013
Simple Score May Predict Heart Attack, Stroke Risks

It could help steer heart-disease treatment, researchers say

9/12/2013
Childhood Obesity Quadruples Chances of Adult Hypertension: Study

Even being overweight when young was found to double high blood pressure risk in long-term study

9/3/2013
Half of People With High Blood Pressure Don't Know It

Global study found problem in wealthy and low-income countries alike

8/20/2013
Blood Protein Disparity May Help Explain Blacks' Increased Heart Risk

Higher albumin levels in urine tests point to kidney and heart trouble in blacks more than whites, study finds

7/29/2013
College Football Players May Be At Risk of High Blood Pressure

Study found 14 percent of freshman linemen had hypertension at the end of one season

7/23/2013
Kidney Stones Tied to Raised Heart Disease Risk in Women

Same link not seen in men, researchers report, although they're not sure why

7/17/2013
Following Blood Pressure-Drug Schedule May Be Critical to Survival

Risk of stroke, death increased for patients who weren't compliant, study finds

7/16/2013
As Years Spent Obese Rise, So Do Heart Risks

Study strengthens link between excess pounds and cardiovascular troubles

7/9/2013
Heart Dangers of Low Vitamin D Levels May Vary

Study found whites, Asians more affected than blacks, Hispanics

7/2/2013
Pharmacist-Guided Home Blood Pressure Monitoring May Help Patients

Study found combination led to better control of hypertension

6/28/2013
PTSD May Raise Heart Risks for Vietnam Vets

Study found those who suffered disorder were more likely to run into heart trouble, even after accounting for lifestyle factors

6/27/2013
7 out of 10 Americans Take a Prescription Drug: Study

Antidepressants and painkillers among the medicines most widely prescribed

6/19/2013
U.S. Doctors' Group Labels Obesity a Disease

Advocates say AMA's move will boost resources to fight weight-gain epidemic, but others question decision

6/10/2013
Study: Low Blood Pressure May Weaken Brains of Some Heart Patients

Pressure that's too low -- or too high -- might damage brain cells, new research suggests