High Blood Pressure Health News

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1/11/2017
High Blood Pressure and Disease

High blood pressure was the leading cause of preventable death in 2015, according to new study.

1/10/2017
Brisk Walk May Help Sidestep Heart Disease

In just 10 weeks, cholesterol, blood pressure and weight improved among women in study

1/10/2017
High Blood Pressure Increasing Worldwide

And health risks may appear even at levels once considered safe, researchers contend

1/3/2017
Routine Checkup Should Assess Fitness, Too

Cardiorespiratory test would help gauge patients' heart disease risk, doctor says

1/3/2017
Study Ties Alcohol Abuse to Increased Heart Risks

Association similar to that from high blood pressure, smoking, obesity and diabetes, researchers say

12/28/2016
Diabetes Takes Biggest Bite Out of U.S. Health Care Spending

Top 5 diseases, conditions accounted for $437 billion in 2013

12/23/2016
Women Chasing Holiday Perfection May Miss Signs of Heart Trouble

Stress can be damaging, so take time for yourself during the season, cardiologist advises

12/14/2016
Smartphones Could Be a Boon to Heart Health Research

Study finds tracking people's activity with the devices is cheaper, more reliable that conventional methods

12/8/2016
Yoga Called Good Medicine for High Blood Pressure

People who added this practice to a healthy lifestyle saw their pressure levels drop, study found

12/7/2016
Even Small Rise in Blood Pressure Can Harm Black Patients

Study shows higher early death and heart failure risk from slight increase in numbers

12/5/2016
Normal Blood Pressure in Clinic May Mask Hypertension

Young, lean patients can have high blood pressure that's not caught during regular exams, study finds

12/5/2016
Study Finds Worrisome Heart Effects Among Some Football Players

It suggests college linemen have higher blood pressure, thickening of heart wall

12/2/2016
24-Hour Shifts Can Play Havoc With the Heart

Small study found lack of sleep affected blood pressure, heart rate in healthy volunteers

11/30/2016
Americans' Cholesterol Levels Keep Falling

Eliminating trans fats from the U.S. diet may be one factor in this healthy trend, CDC researchers say

11/28/2016
3 Keys to Cutting Your Risk of Heart Failure

Guarding against obesity, high blood pressure and diabetes at middle age may slash risk, study finds

11/24/2016
A Little Alcohol Each Day May Cut Your Risk of Stroke

But drinking doesn't curb risk of every kind of stroke, and heavy drinking increases the danger, study finds

11/21/2016
Bonus From Your Blood Pressure Med: Fewer Fractures?

In study, a certain class of medications was tied to more resilient bones for older patients

11/21/2016
Fewer Americans Suffering From Dementia, Study Finds

Rates have dropped over last decade, and better education might be one reason why

11/18/2016
Heart Attacks Up in New Orleans Post-Katrina

One hospital reported 3 times more heart admissions after the 2005 storm compared to before

11/16/2016
High Blood Pressure Rates Have Doubled Worldwide Since 1975

Most of the burden lies in poorer nations and not the U.S. and other wealthy countries, study finds

11/15/2016
Stressed Childhood Might Raise Risk for High Blood Pressure Later

And second study found link to family history

11/14/2016
Sharp Drop in Blood Pressure After Rx May Be Risky for Some Heart Patients

Early study suggests potential downside, but more research is needed, experts say

11/14/2016
Craving Salt? Your Genes May Be the Reason, Study Suggests

Inherited distaste for bitterness could make people reach for the shaker, putting heart at risk

11/14/2016
U.S. Heart Disease Rates Fell 20 Percent Since 1980s: Study

Researchers chalk it up to better meds, prevention efforts

10/31/2016
Pedal Your Way to Heart Health

Studies find bike users have fewer heart attacks, lower blood pressure

10/31/2016
'White Coat' High Blood Pressure May Signal Trouble in Older People

Researchers found it might mean higher risk of heart problems

10/11/2016
Chronic Disease in Mom May Be Linked to Newborns' Heart Disease

Risk highest among women born with heart defects or who developed type 2 diabetes, study suggests

10/11/2016
Are Some Blood Pressure Meds Linked to Depression, Bipolar Risk?

Researchers add the effect was small, and study did not prove cause and effect

10/10/2016
Anger, Heavy Exertion: Fast Track to a Heart Attack?

But researchers suggest that artery-clogging plaque has to be present to increase risk

10/10/2016
High Blood Pressure May Hike Dementia Risk

New statement from American Heart Association warns of link

10/3/2016
More Research Cites Salt's Potential Health Risks

Every half-teaspoon or so raises risk of premature death by 12 percent, study suggests

9/29/2016
High Blood Pressure Might Affect Some Kids' Thinking Ability

But researchers noted that all of the children still tested within normal ranges

9/26/2016
Can Pregnancy Problems Foretell Future Health Risks?

Gestational diabetes, high blood pressure might raise odds of same conditions later in life, cardiologist says

9/19/2016
Sleep Troubles, Heart Troubles?

American Heart Association says it's too soon to say what's the optimal amount of shut-eye

9/16/2016
Sound Waves: An Rx for High Blood Pressure, Migraine?

Sound therapy balances brain signals, researcher says

9/15/2016
Extreme Preemies May Be at Risk for High Blood Pressure as Adults

Smaller kidneys and blood vessel abnormalities more likely as these babies age, researchers say

9/15/2016
Tighter Blood Pressure Control Could Save 100,000 U.S. Lives: Study

High-risk adults would benefit from intensive program to lower systolic reading

9/13/2016
1 in 4 Medicare Patients Uses Blood Pressure Meds Incorrectly

The lifesaving drugs 'only work if they are taken,' CDC director says

9/7/2016
A Woman's Weight Has Complex Link to Stroke Risk

Being overweight ups odds for most prevalent form of attack, but may slightly lower chances for another type

8/29/2016
Fewer Drugs in Pipeline to Treat World's No. 1 Killer

While number of cancer drugs rose, development of new heart medicines stalled, study finds

8/22/2016
Teen Student-Athletes Often Unfit, Overweight

Philadelphia study found 15 percent who underwent physical exams also had high blood pressure

8/17/2016
Healthy Diet, Exercise May Help Keep Alzheimer's at Bay

Study finds people who are active and eat well have fewer brain effects linked to the disease

8/15/2016
Blood Pressure-Lowering Diet May Help Treat Gout

DASH eating plan brings blood pressure down, and seems to relieve inflammatory joint problem

8/11/2016
U.S. Kids Don't Make the Grade on Heart Health

Most don't eat right or get enough exercise, and the American Heart Association warns of problems ahead

8/8/2016
Even Poorer Nations Not Immune to High Blood Pressure

Researchers cite aging populations, diet, inactivity and lack of preventive care

8/3/2016
Heart Risk Factors Rise Before Menopause

'Danger zone' for women earlier than thought, study finds

8/1/2016
Fat May Not Hike Heart Attack Risk: Study

But it does raise diabetes risk, research with twins found

7/25/2016
1 in 10 Alzheimer's Patients at Risk for Avoidable Hospital Stays

Study suggests need for better management of other health problems

7/22/2016
FDA Renews Call to Reduce Salt in Processed Foods

By cutting down on hidden sodium sources, agency hopes to reduce America's overall intake

7/19/2016
Cutting Down on Sweets Can Help Kids' Hearts

Risk factors improved after just 10 days of sugar restriction, study finds