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Hypertension risk rises closer to major roadways

In a newly published analysis, the risk of high blood pressure among 5,400 post-menopausal women was higher the closer they lived to ...

Health Check: what do my blood pressure numbers mean?

OPINION: If you’re an adult and have ever visited a doctor, you’ve probably had your blood pressure measured. General practitioners tend to obsess over blood pressure. But with good reason: hypertension, or persistently high blood pressure, can lead to heart disease, stroke and diabetes, the nation’s biggest killers. ... Full story

Women with high blood pressure get different treatment to men

Women who are treated for high blood pressure are not given the same medication as men, nor do they hit the treatment targets as often, reveals a thesis from the Sahlgrenska Academy. ... Full story

User friendly tool manage blood pressure

One problem with treating hypertension is getting the patient to adhere. There is a need for user friendly tools that help patients' understand how blood pressure, wellbeing and life style are interconnected. But what should it look like? ... Full story

Restricting calories may improve sleep apnea, blood pressure in obese people

American Heart Association Meeting Report Abstract 461 ... Full story

Small weight gain can raise blood pressure in healthy adults

American Heart Association Meeting Report Abstract 29 ... Full story

High blood pressure ER visits jumped 25 percent in 2006-11

American Heart Association Meeting Report Abstract 241 ... Full story

Million Hearts launches challenge to recognize success in blood pressure control

The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services today launched a challenge designed to identify practices, clinicians and health systems that have successfully worked with patients to reduce high blood pressure and improve heart health. ... Full story

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