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Lifestyle Changes, Blood Pressure Control are Key to Preventing Another Stroke

Stroke survivors should control their blood pressure, cholesterol and weight and do moderate physical activity regularly to avoid having another stroke.

Gap Widens Between Optimal Versus Actual Cholesterol Levels

An estimated 63 million adults have low-density lipoprotein cholesterol (LDL-C) levels higher than what would be ideal as recommended.

Adult Hypertension Risk Can be Identified in Childhood

Findings published in the international journal Hypertension detail screening methods to help clinicians identify young people who may develop high blood pressure later in...

Medicare Beneficiaries with Multiple Chronic Conditions 99 Times More Likely To be Hospitalized

Medicare beneficiaries with four or more chronic conditions such as asthma, arthritis, diabetes, or hypertension are 99 times more likely to experience one or more potentially preventable hospitalizations than those without a chronic condition.

Study: Doctors Not Always Sure When to Treat BP in People with Diabetes

A new study finds that even when people with diabetes show up in their doctor's office with a high blood pressure reading, there's only a 50-50 chance that each of them will get some sort of attention for it.

Diuretics Effective For People With Diabetes And High Blood Pressure

In people with diabetes, diuretics work as well as ACE-inhibitors and calcium channel blockers in protecting against heart attack and improving survival, and offer more protection against congestive heart failure.

Study: Obamacare Improving Management of Diabetes and Other Conditions

Study shows major positive benefits from improved diagnosis and treatment of chronic diseases, like diabetes, resulting from the expansion of health insurance coverage due...

Female Hormones Found to Protect Against Harmful Effects of Fructose

Groundbreaking study in female mice links estrogen, lower blood pressure, and insulin resistance, despite a high fructose diet.

Exercise, Not Diet, May Be Best Defense Against Heart Disease

Despite widespread attention to diet, calorie intake may not be a major factor in causing death by heart disease.

Study Documents Hypertension Association with Obesity and Heavy Alcohol Consumption

Race and ethnicity, age, obesity, and heavy alcohol consumption are strongly associated with hypertension in both men and women over the age of 40.

Special Chiropractic Adjustment Lowers Blood Pressure

A study of individuals with a misaligned Atlas vertebraand high blood pressure showed that after a one-time specialized chiropractic adjustment, blood pressure decreased significantly.

Beta-Blocker Drugs Found To Promote Diabetes

New research indicates that taking beta-blocker drugs to treat high blood pressure can increase the risk of developing diabetes by 50 percent, compared to newer drugs.

Exercise and Weight Loss Reduces Excess Insulin and Lowers Blood Pressure in Syndrome X

Exercising and losing weight can significantly reduce the overproduction of insulin and lower the blood pressure of patients with Syndrome X.
Hypertension - New Treatment Strategy

New Blood Pressure Treatment May Be Superior to Current Strategies

Researchers have identified a new anti-hypertensive drug treatment strategy, the first in 15 years, that may offer superiority over existing medications. Researchers at the University...

Grapes Reduce Risk Factors for Heart Disease and Diabetes, Study Shows

Findings show grape consumption lowered blood pressure, improved heart function and reduced other risk factors for heart disease and metabolic syndrome.

Study: Hypertension Data May Mask Racial Disparities Among Hispanics

Black Hispanics in America are suffering higher rates of hypertension than their Hispanic counterparts who are white, a new study finds.

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