Wednesday 17 Sep 2014

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Study backs guidelines: People with hypertension should get top number below 140

A study published in JAMA Internal Medicine confirms what treatment guidelines currently recommend — people with high blood pressure should get their top number below 140. Getting that top number, called the systolic blood pressure, under 120, however, does not …

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Childhood malnutrition linked to higher blood pressure in adults

Severe malnutrition in childhood may increase the risk for high blood pressure in adulthood — a possible significant impact on global health, according to new research in the

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South Carolina: Stroke hospitalizations up for some blacks

Stroke hospitalizations among middle-aged blacks is increasing in South Carolina — highlighting the need for intervention among younger, high-risk groups, according to new research published in the American

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Video series personifies the heart to curb hypertension

The heart can break up with you if you don’t treat it right. That’s the message in a series of public service announcements launching Thursday to get people

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Community program helps lower blood pressure among minorities

Minorities using a community-based program significantly lowered their blood pressure, according to research presented at the American Heart Association’s Quality of Care and Outcomes Research 2014 Scientific Sessions. Researchers assessed the

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Lowering blood pressure requires more than one ‘miracle’ food

Faster than a speeding blender. Able to lower blood pressure with a single smoothie. Look! Up in the farmers market. It’s kale. It’s beetroot. It’s superfood! Not exactly. The news has

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Spreading the word about hypertension through Check. Change. Control.

After her brother died of a massive heart attack at the age of 57, Hazel E. Riley and her siblings felt a call to action. They wanted to

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Reduced salt intake critical, American Heart Association says

New research questions the link between sodium consumption and health problems, but the American Heart Association reiterated Wednesday that the connection is well established and urged Americans to

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About 12.8 million more adults eligible for discussions with their physicians to determine if statins are appropriate treatment

About 12.8 million more adults would be eligible for statin drugs under new guidelines designed to help doctors prescribe the cholesterol-lowering therapies, which should lead to risk discussions

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Bread and cereal add the most salt to kids’ diets

Every day, children in London eat an unhealthy amount of salt – with 36 percent of it coming from bread and cereal , according to a study published Monday. Excessive