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World Hypertension Day draws attention to the dangers of high blood pressure


Four million people and counting have checked their blood pressure in the U.S. in an awareness campaign meant to draw attention to high blood pressure and save lives.

The World Hypertension League challenged people worldwide to get their blood pressures checked from April 17 until World […]

A gift from the heart good for Mom’s heart


Looking for something delicious, healthy and fast as a Mother’s Day treat? Showing you care doesn’t have to be complicated.

A yogurt parfait is a great option. It’s pretty to look at, easy to make and packed with wholesome ingredients. The recipe takes only a few […]

Check. Change. Control blood pressure reduction program works to lower seniors’ BP


The American Heart Association’s Check. Change. Control  blood pressure reduction program helped Asian and Hispanic older adults make notable reductions in their blood pressure, according to a study presented at the AHA’s Epidemiology/Lifestyle 2016 Scientific Sessions.

In this study, researchers studied the program’s effectiveness in […]

Omron donates blood pressure monitors


At the Consumer Electronics Show this month, Omron Healthcare previewed its new blood pressure monitoring tools and announced it will donate 400 upper-arm blood pressure monitors to the American Heart Association.

The monitors, worth $20,000, will be distributed to communities and programs in need.

The potential recipients […]

With help from pharmacists, better blood pressure cost $22


A pharmacist-physician collaborative effort to control blood pressure among a diverse group of patients was considered cost-effective, with a $22 price tag to increase the hypertension control rate by 1 percent, according to new research in the American Heart Association’s journal Hypertension.

“Previous studies have […]

Congenital heart diseases are not just for kids anymore

When Betty de Aragon pushed her husband to see a doctor about his high blood pressure, it took her back to a role she thought she’d left in childhood – that of a congenital heart disease patient.

Due to CHD – which involves heart and blood vessel abnormalities present at birth […]

April 20th, 2015|Categories: Uncategorized|Tags: , , , , |0 Comments

STORIES FROM THE HEART: Gospel singer’s new tune praises importance of being heart healthy


Gospel singer LaJaye’ Britt always kept one foot in the music world and another in the medical field.

Whether performing on stage or working as a technician with dialysis and cardiac patients, Britt was totally in tune with others. Then, one day last May, it was time […]

Former NFL quarterback Scott Mitchell changed his weight and his life

In the years after he retired from professional football, quarterback Scott Mitchell saw the number on his scale rise about 10 pounds per year. His blood pressure numbers rose along with his weight, as did his triglycerides and the number of times he would stop breathing during the night […]

Lower systolic blood pressure reduces risk of stroke

People 60 or older, especially minorities and women, have a lower risk of stroke if the top number in their systolic blood pressure is below 140 millimeters of mercury (mm Hg), according to a study presented at the American Stroke Association’s International Stroke Conference 2015.

A report published in JAMA […]

Heavy drinking in middle-age may increase stroke risk more than traditional factors

Drinking more than two alcoholic beverages daily in middle-age may raise stroke risk more than traditional factors such as high blood pressure and diabetes, according to new research in the American Heart Association journal Stroke.

In a study of 11,644 middle-aged Swedish twins who were followed  for 43 years, researchers […]

January 29th, 2015|Categories: Uncategorized|Tags: , , |1 Comment
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