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Blood Pressure: Know Your Numbers

The results offer clues to your health

Who Really Needs Blood Pressure, Cholesterol Meds?

Exercise and other lifestyle adjustments should be tried first, Consumer Reports advises

Dizzy Spells in Middle-Age Tied to Dementia Risk Later

Rapid drops in blood pressure that cause light-headedness may do serious damage, study suggests

Many People Don't Take Their High Blood Pressure Meds: Study

Failure to follow doctors' orders leads to unnecessary and costly treatment, research shows

Unhealthy in Middle Age, Dementia in Old Age?

Diabetes, high blood pressure, smoking may set you up for Alzheimer's, research suggests

Cutting Salt a Health Boost for Kidney Patients

Blood pressure and fluid retention improve in those counseled by dietitians, small study shows

Too Many Americans Have High Blood Pressure, Doctors Warn

With February designated National Heart Month, now is a good time to get checked, treated

Exercise May Help Black Americans Lower Blood Pressure Risk

Recommended 150 minutes of moderate activity weekly cut odds by almost 25 percent in study

Hispanics, Blacks Less Likely to Get High Blood Pressure Treatment: Study

Less than half from any group had BP under good control

Could Mom's Pre-Pregnancy Blood Pressure Predict Baby's Gender?

Higher -- but still normal -- readings may mean a boy, study suggests

High Blood Pressure Often Undiagnosed, Untreated

Half of mobile clinic patients with the condition said they didn't know they had it, study finds

Brisk Walk May Help Sidestep Heart Disease

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

High Blood Pressure Increasing Worldwide

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

Yoga and Blood Pressure

Patients with prehypertension may benefit from practicing yoga, new study finds.

Yoga Called Good Medicine for High Blood Pressure

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

Accuracy of Blood Pressure readings

Are blood pressure readings in a doctor's office or health clinic higher than normal due to anxiety?

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

24-Hour Shifts Can Play Havoc With the Heart

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

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

Stressed Childhood Might Raise Risk for High Blood Pressure Later

And second study found link to family history

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

Omega-3s a Recipe for Healthy Blood Pressure in Young Adults

Study found higher blood levels of fatty acids were linked with lower blood pressure

Can Teens' Heart Rate, Blood Pressure Show Ties to Mental Ills?

Indicators of schizophrenia, obsessive-compulsive disorder, anxiety might be spotted in physical at 18

Are Some Blood Pressure Meds Linked to Depression, Bipolar Risk?

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

Sudden Drops in Blood Pressure Tied to Higher Odds for Dementia

Dizziness, faintness on standing could be sign of danger to brain, but study couldn't prove cause and effect

High Blood Pressure May Hike Dementia Risk

New statement from American Heart Association warns of link

Systolic Blood Pressure Goals

Does intensive blood pressure monitoring save lives?

Tighter Blood Pressure Control Could Save 100,000 U.S. Lives: Study

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

Fruits, Veggies Powerful Rx for Kidney Disease: Study

Researchers found 3 to 4 extra servings a day lowered blood pressure, cut medication costs

1 in 4 Medicare Patients Uses Blood Pressure Meds Incorrectly

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

Magnesium and Blood Pressure

Having the optimal amount of this mineral in your body helps reduce blood pressure, study finds.

Smog Can Make Blood Pressure Soar: Studies

Pay attention to air quality, researchers advise

Blood Pressure Swings Linked to Faster Decline in Mental Skills

Study found older adults with wide variations were more likely to show deterioration in thinking abilities

Could a Low-Salt Diet Hurt Your Health?

Report suggests restricting sodium might backfire, but heart experts are critical of the finding

Could Spuds Be Bad for Blood Pressure?

Eating potatoes 4 or more times a week linked to higher readings in study

More Support for Aggressive Blood Pressure Treatment for Elderly

Latest findings from national trial show it lowers chances of heart failure, even in older adults

Booze, High Blood Pressure a Dangerous Mix

Study links moderate drinking to heart damage in people with hypertension

Tracking Your Blood Pressure

Tracking a person's blood pressure starting in middle age may help prevent stroke and other diseases, study finds.

Blood Pressure Patterns May Predict Stroke Risk

Odds increase with rapid rise in middle age, study finds

Targeted Drug-Delivery System May Treat Pregnancy Complications

Approach used for fighting tumors could also safely get medicines to placenta, mouse study suggests

Do-It-Yourself Blood Pressure Checks May Help Spot Heart, Stroke Risk

Compared to doctor's office, morning readings at home better assessed odds of trouble, study finds

Skipping Meds Greatly Ups Heart Patients' Risk of Stroke: Study

Fatal strokes seven times more likely if drugs to control blood pressure, cholesterol aren't taken as prescribed

Health Tip: Coping With Low Blood Pressure

What to do if you have symptoms

Smartphone Blood-Pressure App Often Wrong, Study Finds

Measurements were off 4 out of 5 times when popular mobile application was tested

College-Age Binge Drinkers May Face Higher Blood Pressure

Study found continued boozing was linked to elevated readings at age 24

Physically Demanding Job, High Blood Pressure a Bad Mix for Women

Nurse study suggests it may triple heart disease risk

Stress-Prone Teen Males May Be at Risk of High Blood Pressure Later

Study suggests young men who had most trouble coping were at greater risk of hypertension in middle age

Study: Small Bump in Blood Pressure During Pregnancy Might Harm Baby

Risks for low birth weight and stillbirth increase, research suggests

New Blood Pressure Guidelines a Danger to Patients: Study

Research says the treatment threshold is too high for those over 60 years of age

Out-of-Shape Teens May Face High Blood Pressure Later

Even thin kids are at risk, study says, emphasizing importance of exercise