Blood Pressure

Aha News: 5 Things To Know About Blood Pressure Before It's A Problem

WEDNESDAY, May 12, 2021 (American Heart Association News) -- Blood pressure is more than just numbers your doctor writes on a chart. To explain it, Dr. Shawna Nesbitt, medical director of the Hypertension Clinic at Parkland Hospital in Dallas,...
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Changes In Primary Care Could Improve Blood Pressure Outcomes

Operational changes are linked to improvements in smoking and blood pressure outcomes in primary care practice settings, new research indicates. Medscape Medical News
Related topics: Smoking, Medical Research

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New Drugs Could Help Treat Obesity. Could They End The Stigma, Too?

The hope is that new treatments will encourage people to think of obesity as a chronic disease, like high blood pressure or diabetes.
Related topics: Obesity, Hypertension, Diabetes

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Longitudinal Cv Risk Inversely Linked To Cognitive Performance

MONDAY, May 10, 2021 -- Elevated systolic blood pressure, high serum total cholesterol, and obesity from childhood through adulthood are inversely associated with midlife cognitive performance, according to a study published online May 10 in...
Related topics: Hypertension, Cholesterol, Obesity, Childhood Obesity, Medical Research

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Managing Children's Weight, Blood Pressure And Cholesterol Protects Brain Function Mid-life

Having high blood pressure, high cholesterol and/or obesity from childhood through middle age were linked to poorer brain function by middle age. These cardiovascular risk factors were linked with low memory, learning, visual processing, attention...
Related topics: Hypertension, Cholesterol, Obesity, Childhood Obesity, Cardiology

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Air Pollution Can Harm Kids' Hearts For A Lifetime

FRIDAY, May 7, 2021 -- Air pollution isn't hard on the hearts of adults only, suggests a new analysis that found it can raise blood pressure in kids as young as 5. Children experienced increases in blood pressure if they had short-term exposure to...

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Are You Taking A Med That's Raising Your Blood Pressure?

FRIDAY, May 7, 2021 -- Nearly one in five Americans with high blood pressure use medications that can cause blood pressure to spike, a preliminary study shows. The researchers said the findings are concerning, given how many people have difficulty...
Related topics: Hypertension, Medical Research

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Apple Reportedly Looking At Blood Sugar, Blood Pressure And Alcohol Monitoring For Future Apple...

Diabetics and others with health issues they want to monitor may be happy to hear that future Apple Watches may track glucose and blood pressure.      
Related topics: Blood Sugar (glucose), Alcohol, Diabetes

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Entresto Falls In Paradise-mi; Old Biomarkers, New Tricks; Deepfake Ecgs

(MedPage Today) -- Are blood glucose and blood pressure sensors in the works for an updated Apple Watch? (Forbes) Heart attack survivors saw no reduction in cardiovascular death and heart failure using sacubitril/valsartan (Entresto) compared...
Related topics: Blood Sugar (glucose), Forbes, Heart Failure, Cardiology

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The Big Number: Blacks Face Four Times Higher Risk Of Strokes Than Whites, Study Finds

Researchers say their study illustrates need for increased blood pressure control, especially among young to middle-aged U.S. Black residents.
Related topics: Stroke, Medical Research

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Intermittent Fasting May Tweak Gut Bacteria To Lower High Blood Pressure

Intermittent fasting may spur gut bacteria changes that lower blood pressure, according to a new study from Baylor College of Medicine. The findings were based on lab rats with spontaneous high blood pressure, as well as normal, healthy rodents, who...
Related topics: Bacteria, Hypertension, Medical Research

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Consider Meds For Persistent Stage 1 Htn At Six Months

THURSDAY, April 29, 2021 -- Consideration should be given to the addition of medications for adults with stage 1 hypertension not meeting blood pressure goals after six months of lifestyle therapy, according to a scientific statement issued by the...
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New Advice For Blood Pressure That's A Bit Too High

THURSDAY, April 29, 2021 -- If making healthy lifestyle changes doesn't lower a patient's slightly high blood pressure within six months, doctors should then consider prescribing medication, a new American Heart Association scientific statement...
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The Best Blood Pressure Monitor For 2021 - Cnet

If you're taking your blood pressure at home, try one of these devices that meet the American Heart Association's standards.

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Uspstf Prioritizes Office Measurements In Hypertension Screening

(MedPage Today) -- Adults should continue undergoing routine hypertension screening, according to the U.S. Preventive Services Task Force (USPSTF), which specified office blood pressure (BP) measurements for initial screening. It is reasonable...
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Common Complication Of Pregnancy Tied To Higher Stroke Risk Later

TUESDAY, April 27, 2021 -- Having preeclampsia during pregnancy significantly increases a woman's future risk of stroke, researchers say. Preeclampsia happens when a woman with previously normal blood pressure suddenly develops high blood...
Related topics: Stroke, Preeclampsia, Medical Research, Hypertension

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Daily Deal: Fit Timez Multifunction Fitness Watch

Fit Timez brings you real-time body fitness and health data in a slim, comfortable, affordable smartwatch. This watch's health monitoring feature lets you track your temperature, blood pressure, heart rate, and blood oxygen level during daily...

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Migraines Bode Poorly For Blood Pressure In Menopausal Women

(MedPage Today) -- A history of migraine was linked to an increased risk of hypertension among menopausal women, a large longitudinal cohort study found. The incident rate of hypertension was 19.2 per 1,000 person-years among menopausal women...
Related topics: Migraine, Hypertension, Menopause, Medical Research

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Daily Deal: Fit Timez Multifunction Fitness Watch

Fit Timez brings you real-time body fitness and health data in a slim, comfortable, affordable smartwatch. This watch's health monitoring feature lets you track your temperature, blood pressure, heart rate, and blood oxygen level during daily...

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Longitudinal Study Tracks High Blood Pressure, Stroke Risk

WEDNESDAY, April 21, 2021 -- For young and middle-aged adults, hypertension at baseline, at age 30 years, and at age 40 years is associated with an increased risk for stroke, according to a study published online March 29 in Hypertension. Yariv...
Related topics: Medical Research, Hypertension, Stroke

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