High Blood Pressure Health News

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Article Title
12/4/2006
Blood Pressure Often Higher in Boys Than Girls

Finding might explain why men are more prone to hypertension, experts say

12/1/2006
Blood Levels of Uric Acid Predict Hypertension in Blacks

Finding points to possible test, treatments, researchers say

11/22/2006
New Blood Thinner Offers Safer Heart Attack Care

Bivalirudin cut down on bleeding episodes, researchers found

11/17/2006
High Blood Pressure During Pregnancy Boosts Disease Risk Later in Life

Threat of stroke, heart attack and midlife high blood pressure all increase, study finds

11/16/2006
Diabetes Dragging Down America's Health: Reports

Increasingly, young people are suffering from the obesity-linked illness

11/16/2006
Higher Resting Heart Rate May Boost Death Risk

Odds rose with more frequent beats per minute, study found

11/15/2006
Migraines Linked to Heart Risk in Men

Finding echoes prior study in women

11/13/2006
Low-Carb Diet Can Be Heart-Healthy

But get dietary fats from plant sources, not meat, experts say

11/10/2006
Blood Pressure Drugs Ward Off Kidney Disease

ACE inhibitors help keep illness at bay, even in hypertensive patients

11/10/2006
11/9/2006
Cholesterol Control Boosts Lymphoma Survivors' Outcomes

Cancer treatment leaves patients prone to heart disease, experts note

11/7/2006
Malaria Drug May Fight Metabolic Syndrome

Chloroquine is giving clues to the group of risk factors that harm the heart

10/31/2006
Statins Could Aid Heart Failure Patients

Findings suggest the cholesterol-lowering drugs improve survival

10/5/2006
Research Offers Insights Into Liver's Role in Metabolic Syndrome

The organ seems to influence blood pressure variation in Hispanic-Americans

9/19/2006
Poor Sleep Contributes to Health Problems

They can include diabetes and high blood pressure, studies reveal

9/18/2006
Heart Attack Patients Skipping Important Meds

More than half don't take beta blockers as prescribed, study finds

9/17/2006
Four Short Walks a Day Ease Blood Pressure

A few 10-minute strolls are even healthier than one long walk, study shows

9/13/2006
Health Tip: Reduce Salt in Your Diet

It will help you avoid high blood pressure

8/31/2006
Race Plays Role in Stroke's Aftermath

Minorities at higher risk for diminished quality of life, study finds

8/31/2006
Health Tip: Chronic Kidney Disease Can Damage Heart

Early detection can help keep it under control

8/28/2006
Long Work Days Linked to High Blood Pressure

Risk is higher for those with little job control, study suggests

8/28/2006
U.S. Adds TLC to New Cholesterol Guide

80-page publication offers prescription for therapeutic lifestyle changes

8/23/2006
Mexican-Americans at Higher Risk for Second Stroke

And second strokes can be more deadly than the first, experts warn

8/22/2006
Obesity Driving Medicare Costs Higher

Spending soars as more people join up with diabetes, heart disease, experts say

8/21/2006
Accutane Shows Strong Link to Higher Cholesterol

Four in 10 users of the acne drug had a rise in blood fats, study found

8/21/2006
Younger Patients Can Develop Poor Leg Circulation

Certain risk factors put those under 60 in danger, experts say

8/21/2006
Health Tip: Know Your Blood Pressure

Are your pressure and cholesterol levels within normal range?

8/7/2006
Lowering Blood Pressure Can Stop or Reverse Heart Disease

Keeping hypertension at bay as important as reducing cholesterol, study suggests

7/26/2006
Birth Weight's Link to Hypertension Varies by Race

Black newborns, but not whites, face a higher risk if born heavy, study finds

7/22/2006
Head Online for Advice on Heart Attack

New U.S. National Institutes of Health Web site is aimed at seniors

7/21/2006
Suction Technique Improves Arterial Surgery

It removes plaque to free up blood flow to kidneys, researchers say

7/21/2006
Immigrants Healthier Than Native New Yorkers

But poor access to care means newcomers' health soon suffers, report finds

7/17/2006
Alzheimer's 'Risk Score' Spots Those Most Vulnerable

Other studies look at dementia's links to stroke, cholesterol

7/7/2006
Alonzo Mourning Plays Offense Against Kidney Disease

Returning from kidney failure and transplant, NBA star pushes for early detection

7/7/2006
New Method Gauges Weight-Loss Surgery Risk

Very obese, hypertensive males at greatest danger of fatal complications, experts say

7/5/2006
Daily Activity Helps Fight PAD

About 8 million Americans suffer from debilitating peripheral arterial disease

7/4/2006
Five Steps Help Men Live Longer

Exercise, healthy diet, no smoking, staying trim and moderate drinking are key, study finds

7/3/2006
New Guide May Help Lower Blood Pressure

Government health experts offering up revised DASH diet booklet

6/27/2006
Nighttime Blood Pressure Linked to Heart Failure

Absence of normal drop more than doubles the risk, study finds

6/26/2006
Low-Fat Dairy Products May Fight High Blood Pressure

The more consumed, the bigger the benefit, study finds

6/23/2006
Blood Pressure Woes Start Earlier Than You Think

59 million Americans have prehypertension, a condition with serious health risks

6/11/2006
Major Changes Could Reduce Diabetes Death Toll

American Diabetes Association warns 62 million could die in next 30 years

6/7/2006
Blood-Pressure Drugs Linked to Birth Defects

Risk tripled for women on ACE inhibitors during first trimester, study finds

6/5/2006
Researchers Spot Earliest Signs of Heart Disease

PET scans detected arterial damage long before symptoms arose

5/30/2006
Diabetes, Smoking Are Risk Factors for Leg Artery Problems

Study finds differences in difficulties with small and large arteries

5/23/2006
5/20/2006
Drug Combos Best for Controlling Blood Pressure

Lowering cholesterol also offers benefits, studies find

5/19/2006
Study Puts Focus on American Indians' Hypertension

Differences are emerging between the sexes, and tribes

5/19/2006
Hypertension in Teens Predicts Adult Heart Woes

Left unchecked, blood pressure rises 7 percent per year, study finds

5/19/2006
Many Docs Fail to Manage Patients' Hypertension

Spanish study finds a third don't change treatment even when blood pressure is uncontrolled