The State of Obesity: Better Policies for a Healthier America breaks down the numbers across the country, based on statistics from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Latinos and African-Americans are disproportionately affected.
42 percent of Latino and 47.8 percent of African-American adults are obese compared with 32.6 […]
Reimbursement for home blood pressure-monitoring kits can save insurance companies money by improving healthcare quality and reducing healthcare costs, according to new research in the American Heart Association’s journal Hypertension.
In the United States, more than 76 million adults have diagnosed high blood pressure , and many more are undiagnosed. Since […]
Severe malnutrition in childhood may increase the risk for high blood pressure in adulthood — a possible significant impact on global health, according to new research in the American Heart Association journal Hypertension.
Inadequate nutrition before birth and up to age 5 may harm the heart’s development, researchers said.
Stroke hospitalizations among middle-aged blacks is increasing in South Carolina — highlighting the need for intervention among younger, high-risk groups, according to new research published in the American Heart Association journal Stroke.
Stroke, the No. 4 killer and a primary cause of long-term disability in the United States, affects more […]