Tag: hypertension

Top 5 Myths About High Blood Pressure

Nearly half of U.S. adults may have high blood pressure, or hypertension, but many of them don’t know it or...

September 13, 2018

‘White Coat Hypertension’ Should Be Taken More...

Do you get nervous when your blood pressure is taken at the doctor’s office? If you do and your blood...

April 23, 2018

Hypertension: Logging Your Numbers Properly

If you’ve had your blood pressure taken at your doctor’s office and it was found to be normal, it is...

February 23, 2017

Roundup: 1 in 4 Medicare Patients are...

Nearly 5 million Americans aged 65 and older, who are Medicare prescription-drug enrollees, are not taking their blood pressure medication...

September 16, 2016

Watch Now: Hypertension and Exercise 101

Federal researchers say lowering blood pressure below the current recommended levels can cut the risk of heart attacks, strokes and...

September 17, 2015

Take Steps to Protect Your Kidney Health

Your kidneys play a very important role in your body, and keeping them healthy is critical, says Natalie Sanchez, M.D.,...

March 11, 2015

‘Healthy Obesity’ Myth Debunked; Blueberries Linked to...

The trendy concept of “healthy obesity” is taking a hard knock from a group of researchers from the University College...

January 16, 2015

Strokes and Pregnancy, Stronger HPV Vaccine and...

Stroke Rates Up for Pregnant Women  Hypertension is a growing problem for pregnant women, and the rate of pregnancy-related strokes...

December 12, 2014

Women: Hypertension’s Dangerous Gender Bias

Pat Chehab, 68, speaks from the heart when she talks about cardiovascular disease.  And she uses her personal medical history...

February 17, 2014

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