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It takes a community to lower cardiovascular risk

3 days ago

Concerted effort by friends, family and non-physician health workers can make a dramatic difference in reducing the risk…
HIV Significantly Increases Risk for Irregular Heartbeat

September 10, 2019

HIV infection significantly increases the risk of atrial fibrillation (AF) – one of the most important causes of…
Elevated blood pressure in your 30’s could lead to brain damage later in life

August 22, 2019

As you age your blood pressure is likely to change. That is a normal part of life, which…
Chronic Kidney Disease Patients Face Continual, Significant Gaps in Care

July 12, 2019

Patients with chronic kidney disease (CKD) have a high prevalence of uncontrolled hypertension and diabetes, as well as…
Elevated blood pressure in first trimester increases risk for blood pressure disorder later in pregnancy

June 28, 2019

Elevated blood pressure in the first trimester of pregnancy, or an increase in blood pressure between the first…
Study funded by NIH supports optimal threshold for diagnosing COPD

June 26, 2019

A new study provides evidence to support a simple measurement for diagnosing clinically significant airflow obstruction, the key…
People with Untreated “White Coat Hypertension” Twice as Likely to Die from Heart Disease

June 17, 2019

White coat hypertension, a condition in which a patient’s blood pressure readings are higher when taken at the…
Study links irregular sleep patterns to metabolic disorders

June 6, 2019

A new study has found that not sticking to a regular bedtime and wakeup schedule — and getting…
Hypertension Found in Children Exposed to Flower Pesticides

May 27, 2019

In a study published in the journal Environmental Research, researchers at University of California San Diego School of…
African Americans more likely to use aspirin to prevent heart attacks if peers support it

May 22, 2019

A new study from the University of Minnesota School of Public Health, recently published in  Journal of Community Health,…
‘Stepped’ treatment reduces drinking in patients with HIV

May 20, 2019

People with HIV who drink too much were more likely to reduce drinking after undergoing an approach to…
Why High Blood Pressure and Cold Meds Don’t Mix

May 14, 2019

Decongestants can pose a dangerous risk to people with hypertension. Try these other steps to safely treat a…
Researchers find high blood pressure link

March 12, 2019

Early onset menstruation linked to high blood pressure in late adulthood, UGA study finds. The age a woman…
New program effectively treats hypertension in underserved communities, MU study finds

March 6, 2019

Hypertension, also known as high blood pressure, is a major health concern worldwide, affecting an estimated 31 percent…
Two for One: anti-hypertension drug enhances chemotherapy

January 22, 2019

A new study from Harvard Medical School researchers at Massachusetts General Hospital has found that the hypertension drug…
Malfunction of immune cells could explain some cases of hypertension

January 18, 2019

Hundreds of thousands of deaths every year can be traced back to hypertension, better known simply as high…
Moderate or severe sleep apnea doubles risk of hard-to-treat hypertension in African-Americans

December 14, 2018

African-Americans with moderate or severe sleep apnea are twice as likely to have hard-to-control high blood pressure when…
Study points to optimal blood pressure treatment for stroke patients

December 12, 2018

Aggressive treatment of hypertension in stroke patients could do more harm than good in the long term, according to…
Some hypertension drugs linked to reduced Alzheimer’s risk

November 14, 2018

Medical researchers are increasingly exploring medications used to treat chronic illnesses to see whether they also might stave…
Guarding Teen Hearts

October 31, 2018

People with type 1 diabetes are far more likely to develop cardiovascular disease than those without diabetes. Their…
Illustration of a cut and a closed kidney. In the open kidney the following structes can be seen: renal cortex, renal artery, renal veins, renal pelvis, alices, renal medulla, ureter. Image credit: medicalgraphics.de, CC BY-ND 3.0
Kidneys Aren’t Harmed When Significantly Lowering Blood Pressure

October 23, 2018

Using a novel biomarker panel to track and measure kidney function, researchers at University of California San Diego…
Diet rich in fried and processed foods linked to increased hypertension in black Americans

October 11, 2018

New findings suggest that diet is a major contributor for the increased risk of hypertension in black compared…
Wearable technology could help pregnant women detect health complications, improve outcomes

September 27, 2018

Pregnant women could use a “wearable” app to detect whether they have or are susceptible to a condition…
Know the Symptoms and Risk Factors of Brain Aneurysm, Survivor Urges

September 26, 2018

Six years ago, Donna Poole was diagnosed with a brain aneurysm during a follow-up exam for a stroke…
Veterans Overtreated for Blood Pressure on Leaving Hospital

September 19, 2018

One in seven older veterans with hypertension is discharged with increased blood pressure medications, despite half of those…
Lower temperature at home may be contributing to your high blood pressure problem

August 25, 2018

High blood pressure is a risk factor for a stroke or heart disease. Furthermore, it may be an…
Study Finds Simplified Systems Intervention Improves Blood Pressure Control in Safety-Net Settings

July 16, 2018

Nearly a third of American adults have high blood pressure, also known as hypertension, putting them at higher…
Surgery involving ultrasound energy found to treat high blood pressure

May 24, 2018

An operation that targets the nerves connected to the kidney has been found to significantly reduce blood pressure…
An ‘unprecedented look’ into the protein behind hypertension, epilepsy and other conditions

May 16, 2018

The seemingly unrelated conditions of hypertension, epilepsy and overactive bladder may be linked by electrical activity in a…
Flexible, Wearable Oral Sodium Sensor Could Help Improve Hypertension Control

May 10, 2018

For people who have hypertension and certain other conditions, eating too much salt raises blood pressure and increases…
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