Blood Pressure News

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11/15/2010
Study Urges Teens to Cut Down on Salt

Doing so could reduce risk of high blood pressure, heart disease later in life

11/11/2010
Are You at Risk of Developing Diabetes?

Know the risk factors and warning signs, experts advise

11/10/2010
Common Eye Condition Linked to Elevated Eye Pressure

In older adults, ring of fats around cornea may signal cardiovascular disease

11/9/2010
Housing Woes May Contribute to Poor Health

Higher blood pressure, arthritis seen in folks who struggle to make ends meet, study says

10/27/2010
Percentage of U.S. Adults With Hypertension Holds Steady at 30%

But CDC report shows more people have their high blood pressure under control

10/20/2010
Americans' Salt Intake Unchanged Over 50 Years

Intense efforts to limit sodium in U.S. diet aren't working, an expert says

10/14/2010
Genes May Help Explain High Blood Pressure in Blacks

Excessive production of sodium-regulating hormone cited in study

10/13/2010
Nearly 1 in 5 W.Va. 5th Graders May Have High Blood Pressure

Similar findings noted elsewhere, researchers say

10/4/2010
Treat High Blood Pressure in Blacks Aggressively: Experts

International medical group recommends starting lifestyle changes, drug therapy earlier than usual

10/1/2010
Lack of Sleep During Pregnancy Ups Risk of High Blood Pressure

Odds of preeclampsia increased ninefold when sleep was regularly less than five hours, study finds

9/16/2010
Diet to Prevent Hypertension Also Helps Prevent Kidney Stones

New findings related to DASH diet, which is high in produce, dairy products and whole grains

9/10/2010
Health Tip: Control Blood Pressure Before Pregnancy

And monitor it closely while you're pregnant

9/8/2010
Dementia Warning Signs Identified in Type 2 Diabetics: Study

High blood pressure, slow gait, self-reported bad health might signal decline, researchers say

8/31/2010
'DASH Diet' Shown to Lower Heart Attack Risk Almost 20%

Eating more fruits and vegetables, fewer fats can cut your 10-year risk of heart disease, study says

8/25/2010
In Some Patients, Hypertension Meds Raise Blood Pressure

Finding true for "significant" percentage of people, researchers say

8/9/2010
Just a Little Belly Fat Can Damage Blood Vessels

Raises risk for high blood pressure, other heart problems, study finds

8/9/2010
Menstrual Cycle May Affect Reaction to Breathing Tube

In women, response to ventilation tube insertion may vary depending on surgery timing, study finds

7/26/2010
Combination Drug Approved for High Blood Pressure

Tribenzor sanctioned for those who don't respond to other drugs

7/19/2010
Could PCBs Help Boost Blood Pressure?

Study suggests a link, but cause and effect remains unclear, experts say

7/14/2010
Sleep Plays Important Role in Chronic Disease: Report

7 to 8 hours is optimal for adults, but too much or too little raises health risks, study finds

7/8/2010
Monitoring Blood Pressure at Home May Help Keep It Low

Daily readings and pre-agreed med changes yielded better results than standard care in study

7/6/2010
Tight Blood Pressure Control Doesn't Help All Diabetics: Study

In those with coronary disease, it would be better to focus on other heart risk factors, researcher advises

6/25/2010
Health Tip: Recognize Symptoms of Hypotension

Warning signs of low blood pressure

6/24/2010
Most Americans Get Too Much Salt

Much of it comes from processed foods that don't taste salty, CDC experts say

6/14/2010
'Normal' Blood Pressure in Male Teens a Warning Sign

Those with slight hike more likely than girls to develop hypertension later, study shows

6/1/2010
Being Young and Sedentary Raises Hypertension Risk Later

20-year study found if young adults were more fit, 34% of high blood pressure cases could be prevented

5/28/2010
Putting New Medical Guidelines Into Practice Often Difficult

But face-to-face education spurred many docs to prescribe recommended treatments, study found

5/25/2010
Report Finds Control of High Blood Pressure Improving

But bad news is the prevalence of hypertension in U.S. not decreasing

5/24/2010
Fewer Sugary Drinks, Less High Blood Pressure

Cutting out a can per day brought measurable benefits, study found

5/24/2010
Frequent Doctor Visits Help Diabetics Control Blood Pressure

Patients, physicians should communicate more -- either in person, by phone or Internet, researchers say

5/21/2010
Online Program Helps Patients Self-Monitor Blood Pressure

Free Web site boosted number of study participants who got hypertension under control

5/18/2010
Elderly Falls Linked to Altered Blood Flow in Brain

Exercise, treating hypertension may help, researchers say

5/10/2010
Fluctuating Blood Pressure Ups Stroke Risk

People who also have high blood pressure are at even greater risk, study finds

5/3/2010
'Healthy' Pre-Diabetics Still Face Heart Disease Threat

Experts urge preventive steps for those at risk of developing high blood pressure, diabetes

5/3/2010
FDA Reviews Side Effects From Prostate Cancer Therapy

Doctors urged to consider risks of hormone treatment, inform patients

4/26/2010
Nearly Half of U.S. Adults Have Heart Risk Factors

High blood pressure, high cholesterol or diabetes now widespread, CDC survey finds

4/14/2010
Weight-Loss Surgery May Ease Childbirth Risks

Blood pressure problems fall 75 percent after procedure, study finds

3/30/2010
A Little Chocolate May Do the Heart Good

Researchers say a square a day could lead to fewer heart attacks and strokes

3/26/2010
Beta Blockers May Slow Spread of Breast Cancer

Small study found they boost survival, but results are preliminary

3/23/2010
When Heart Is in Crisis, High Blood Pressure a Good Sign

Study finds better survival rates a year after intensive care

3/23/2010
Healthy Living Adds Years to Life

But disparities in longevity still tied to geography, race and income, study shows

3/15/2010
Intense Cholesterol, Blood Pressure Therapies Don't Help Type 2 Diabetics

Study findings underscore the importance of exercise and proper nutrition, expert says

3/5/2010
Years of Exposure to Traffic Pollution Raises Blood Pressure

Findings may explain link between breathing in dirty air and heart problems

2/22/2010
Report Calls High Blood Pressure a 'Neglected Disease'

It recommends a broad response, including consuming less salt and getting more exercise

2/9/2010
ICU Patients at Risk for Rare Heart Rhythm Problem

Experts warn of Torsade de Pointes in new scientific statement

2/4/2010
Biofeedback Now Seen as 'Regular' Medicine

Computer-assisted treatment has joined mainstream for pain, anxiety and more

1/25/2010
Newborns of Smokers Have Abnormal Blood Pressure

Researchers say aberrations persisted, could raise risk for heart disease later

1/15/2010
Bioengineered Skin Grafts Control Blood Pressure in Mice

Approach might lead to treatments for other conditions, such as anemia, researchers say

1/13/2010
Some Blood Pressure Drugs May Stave Off Dementia

Medications' role against angiotensin appears to be key, study finds

12/31/2009
A Toast a Day May Help the Heart

Daily dose of champagne seems to improve blood flow, study finds