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Are blood pressure measurement mistakes making you chronically ill?

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It’s a familiar scenario: You find yourself at the doctor’s office, sitting on the edge of an exam table with your feet dangling inches above the floor. The nurse or medical assistant who seconds ago instructed you to sit now asks you questions […]

May 8th, 2018|Categories: Health, High Blood Pressure, Patients|Tags: , , , , |Comments Off on Are blood pressure measurement mistakes making you chronically ill?

Blood pressure readings often higher outside doctor’s office, researchers find

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Blood pressure readings taken outside of the doctor’s office often read higher than those in the office, a new study says.

Spanish researchers found that 39 percent of people who had normal blood pressure readings at the doctor registered high blood pressure readings out of the […]

May 1st, 2018|Categories: Health, High Blood Pressure, Patients, Research|Tags: , , , , |Comments Off on Blood pressure readings often higher outside doctor’s office, researchers find

Study: High blood pressure and prediabetes together increase risk to heart

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High blood pressure and prediabetes together may do more harm to the body than either one alone.

The first study of its type looking into the association between slightly elevated blood sugar levels and high blood pressure found that prediabetes didn’t increase cardiovascular risk by itself. […]

April 18th, 2018|Categories: Diabetes, Health, High Blood Pressure, Obesity, Research, Stroke|Tags: , , , , , , , , |Comments Off on Study: High blood pressure and prediabetes together increase risk to heart

Smoking tied to increased heart failure risk in African-Americans

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African-American adults who smoke are at higher risk of being hospitalized with heart failure than those who used to smoke or have never smoked, a new study shows.

For people who smoke, the results “should add more fuel to the discussion” about quitting, said the study’s […]

April 16th, 2018|Categories: Health, Healthy Living, Heart Disease, Heart Failure, High Blood Pressure, multicultural, Patients, Prevention, Research, Tobacco|Tags: , , , , |Comments Off on Smoking tied to increased heart failure risk in African-Americans

7 heart-health facts about people and their pets

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Americans spend their lives with their pets – sharing habits, walks and sometimes even the bed.

To help celebrate National Pet Day on April 11 – yes, it is an actual holiday – here are seven heart-health facts about dogs, cats and the humans who love […]

April 11th, 2018|Categories: Health, Healthy Living, High Blood Pressure|Tags: , , , , , , , , |Comments Off on 7 heart-health facts about people and their pets

High blood pressure before pregnancy may increase risk of miscarriage

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High blood pressure before conception may increase the risk of miscarriage for healthy young women with a history of lost pregnancies, according to a new study.

The study, published Monday in the American Heart Association journal Hypertension, was the first to focus specifically on differences in […]

April 2nd, 2018|Categories: Health, High Blood Pressure, Patients, Research, Women|Tags: , , , |Comments Off on High blood pressure before pregnancy may increase risk of miscarriage

Coronary heart disease, stroke may be less common among U.S. immigrants

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U.S.-born adults are more likely to report having been diagnosed with coronary heart disease and stroke than their immigrant peers, a new federal study shows.

The study’s lead author Dr. Jing Fang, a cardiovascular epidemiologist for the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, said learning that […]

March 28th, 2018|Categories: Cholesterol, Diabetes, Health, Heart Disease, High Blood Pressure, multicultural, Obesity, Patients, Prevention, Stroke|Tags: , , , , , , , , |Comments Off on Coronary heart disease, stroke may be less common among U.S. immigrants

Short or tall — your height can play a role in heart risks

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Your height may have affected your choice of clothing, theater seat or airplane row. Turns out it could also play a role in your risk of heart disease and stroke.

Scientists have looked at whether height increases or decreases risk of cardiovascular diseases for […]

March 26th, 2018|Categories: Children, Health, Heart Disease, High Blood Pressure, Patients, Research, Stroke|Tags: , , , , , , , , |Comments Off on Short or tall — your height can play a role in heart risks

Grill masters beware: High-heat cooking, overly done meat could increase high blood pressure risk

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Eating grilled or barbecued meats too often, and cooking those meats too well done, could increase the risk of high blood pressure, according to new research.

A study released Wednesday compared people who eat open-flame, high-temperature cooking more than 15 times a month with […]

March 21st, 2018|Categories: Health, Healthy Living, High Blood Pressure, Nutrition, Research|Tags: , , , , , |Comments Off on Grill masters beware: High-heat cooking, overly done meat could increase high blood pressure risk

War injury, PTSD linked to risk of high blood pressure

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A higher severity of an injury during war – and of a post-traumatic stress disorder diagnosis later – could more than double the risk for high blood pressure, according to a new study of service members wounded in Iraq and Afghanistan.

The study, published Monday in […]

March 19th, 2018|Categories: Health, High Blood Pressure, Patients, Research|Tags: , , , , |Comments Off on War injury, PTSD linked to risk of high blood pressure