High Blood Pressure Health News

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5/8/2012
That Long Commute May Be Harming Your Health

Study found that as drives got longer, waistlines expanded and fitness levels dropped

5/4/2012
High Blood Pressure Risk Factors That May Surprise You

Keep blood pressure in the normal range to prevent strokes, experts say

5/4/2012
Today's Kids May Be Destined for Adult Heart Disease

Solution lies in instilling healthy habits, not adding medication, experts say

5/3/2012
In Some Brain Bleeds, Patients Do Better at High-Volume Hospitals

Guidelines for treating 'aneurysmal subarachnoid hemorrhage' revised

5/3/2012
Health Tip: Be Alert for Signs of Preeclampsia

A potentially dangerous pregnancy complication

4/24/2012
Dark Chocolate May Lower Risk of Heart Disease

Study says it reduces levels of blood sugar and bad cholesterol, raises good cholesterol levels

4/17/2012
Seniors Stop Taking Heart Drugs In Medicare 'Donut Hole'

Once coverage stops, they don't seek cheaper alternatives, study finds

4/17/2012
Role of Screening, Monitoring in Early Kidney Disease Unclear

Certain blood pressure-lowering drugs most effective treatment, reports review

4/13/2012
Drug Approved to Treat High Blood Pressure

Dutoprol combines antihypertensive and diuretic

4/13/2012
Here Are Fruits, Veggies That Offer Best Bang for Your Buck

Strawberries, pineapple, spinach, broccoli and mustard greens are in season and good for you, experts say

4/10/2012
High Blood Pressure May Be Especially Lethal for Blacks

It doubled odds for sudden cardiac death compared to whites, study finds

4/9/2012
Cholesterol Levels Vary Widely by Country: Study

Lower levels are tied to a nation's wealth, easy access to health care

3/26/2012
Ob/Gyn Visit a Good Time to Screen for Heart Disease: Study

Many women are not aware of their cardiovascular risk factors, research shows

3/26/2012
Could Soy Help Lower Your Blood Pressure?

Antioxidants in tofu, other foods might have beneficial effect, study suggests

3/23/2012
Hormonal Changes May Trigger Migraines in Some Women

Evidence supports link between fluctuations in female hormones and painful headaches

3/22/2012
Antidepressants May Raise Risk for Pregnancy Complication

Use tied to maternal high blood pressure, study finds, but benefits may still outweigh risks

3/21/2012
Blood Pressure Variance Between Arms Points to Heart Risk

Study offers more evidence that measurements from both limbs should become routine

3/19/2012
Lightheadedness Upon Standing Could Signal Heart Risk

Those with 'orthostatic hypotension' more likely to develop heart failure, study suggests

3/12/2012
Poorer, Obese Adults Might Benefit From Behavior-Change Program

Both blood pressure and weight decreased slightly, study finds

2/27/2012
Stents No Better Than Medicine for Stable Heart Disease, Study Says

Three-quarters of the costly procedures may be unneeded, researcher reports

2/22/2012
More Doubt on Link Between a Blood Chemical and Heart Disease

Researchers say prior tie between homocysteine, cardiovascular woes was due to faulty data

2/16/2012
Treatment Advances Improve the Odds for Heart Failure Patients

Experts say new drugs, devices have upped quality of life, life expectancy in past decade

2/14/2012
Any Exercise Benefits Kids' Heart Health: Study

Better blood pressure, cholesterol, weight accompanies activity, regardless of sedentary time

2/8/2012
Generic Drugs Easing Out-of-Pocket Medical Costs in U.S.

But meds remain a significant burden for those with low incomes, chronic illnesses, study finds

2/7/2012
Everyday Foods Add Up to Major Salt Problems: CDC

Ten food types, including bread, account for higher risk of heart disease, stroke, report says

2/7/2012
Avoid Window Seats to Cut Risk for In-Flight Blood Clots: Study

Experts say DVTs can strike any immobilized passenger, not just those in economy class

2/3/2012
Women Wear Red on Friday to Highlight Heart Health

Roughly 8 million women in the United States have heart disease, research shows

1/30/2012
Blood Pressure Differences Between Arms Could Signal Heart Risk

Peripheral vascular disease may lead to stroke or early death, researchers say

1/27/2012
Positive Reinforcement May Help Patients Take Their Meds

Upbeat thoughts plus education boosted adherence among blacks with high blood pressure, study found

1/25/2012
Optimal Heart Health Starts Early: Study

No risk factors by middle age is 'the fountain of youth for your heart'

1/19/2012
Narrowed Artery Condition Often Goes Undiagnosed: Study

Fibrous tissue disorder raises risks for high blood pressure, stroke and aneurysm

1/17/2012
'Upper Normal' Blood Pressure Linked to Heart Risk in Men

Those with levels in the high end of the normal range may later develop irregular heartbeat, study says

1/11/2012
Even When Silent, Irregular Heartbeat Linked to Stroke Risk

Study found people with pacemakers experienced atrial fibrillation without realizing it

1/9/2012
Short Delay in Treating Blood Pressure Safe for Diabetics: Study

But other experts disagree, saying the best solution to hypertension is prompt drug therapy

12/20/2011
Edarbyclor Approved for High Blood Pressure

Condition affects about 1 in 3 Americans

12/20/2011
Treating High Blood Pressure May Add Years to Life

Study found those who took blood pressure meds lived a day longer for every month of treatment

12/19/2011
Blood Pressure Control in Middle Age Can Lower Lifetime Heart Risk

14-year study showed importance of achieving normal levels in midlife

12/16/2011
Study Looks at Stroke Risks in Teen Football Players

Possible factors include obesity and anabolic-steroid use, researchers say

12/15/2011
Poor Lifestyles Harming U.S. Heart Health: Report

Comprehensive update shows Americans gaining weight, eating more junk food, exercising less

12/14/2011
Apnea Treatment Might Reduce Signs of Heart Disease Risk

Wearing CPAP mask during sleep improved blood pressure, cholesterol, blood sugar in study patients

12/7/2011
Many Kids Seen in ER Have High Blood Pressure

Could mean children are scared and upset, but may signal more serious issues, researchers say

12/5/2011
Fish May Cut Threat of Heart Disease in Young Women

Eating fish once a week may substantially reduce risk, compared to eating no fish, researchers say

12/2/2011
Sickle Cell Disease Tied to 'Silent Strokes' in Children

Anemia and high blood pressure together or alone increased the risk in study of young patients

11/22/2011
ER Visits for Energy-Drink Ills Soar in U.S.

Many patients combined the caffeine-loaded beverages with alcohol, other drugs, report finds

11/21/2011
Hypertension in Young Adulthood May Mean Trouble Later On

Higher blood pressures linked to more deaths from cardiovascular and heart disease

11/9/2011
New Research Questions Wisdom of Cutting Down on Salt

While doing so lowers blood pressure, it might raise cholesterol, other risk factors for heart disease

10/31/2011
Life in U.S. Not Always a Plus for Immigrants' Health

Obesity, hypertension, diabetes soar for Hispanics the longer they live in United States, study finds

10/25/2011
Sleepy Teens More Prone to Weight Gain: Study

Hormones may set stage for weight gain in kids who don't get enough shut-eye, researcher says

10/24/2011
Could HPV Raise Women's Risk for Heart Disease?

Study suggests a link, but more research is needed

10/20/2011
U.S. Diet Still Has Too Much Salt, CDC Warns

Efforts needed to cut the 75% of dietary sodium that comes from processed foods, restaurant meals