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Air pollution exposure in the womb linked to higher blood pressure in kids

By AMERICAN HEART ASSOCIATION NEWS

Women exposed to higher levels of air pollution during pregnancy are more likely to give birth to children who develop elevated blood pressure before age 10, according to a new study.

Past studies have linked high blood pressure in both children and adults with direct exposure […]

May 14th, 2018|Categories: Children, Health, High Blood Pressure, Patients, Research, Women|Tags: , , , |Comments Off on Air pollution exposure in the womb linked to higher blood pressure in kids

Are blood pressure measurement mistakes making you chronically ill?

By AMERICAN HEART ASSOCIATION NEWS

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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?

7 heart-health facts about people and their pets

By AMERICAN HEART ASSOCIATION NEWS

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 […]

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Things to know: 7 simple steps to a longer, healthier life

By AMERICAN HEART ASSOCIATION NEWS

Taking care of yourself can lead to a longer, healthier life. There are seven simple steps that research has shown can make a difference. Each involves making good choices and requires some discipline, but all are doable.

Dubbed “Life’s Simple 7” by the American Heart Association, […]

Don’t just get your BP taken; make sure it’s taken the right way

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Attention passengers, this is your pilot speaking.
I’m kind of in a hurry to get to our destination and you probably are, too.
Since I know what I’m doing, I’m going to cut some time by zipping through all those boring safety checks […]

November 13th, 2017|Categories: Healthy Living, Heart Disease, High Blood Pressure, Prevention, Scientific Sessions 2017|Tags: , , |Comments Off on Don’t just get your BP taken; make sure it’s taken the right way

The link between stress and heart disease may be found in the brain

By AMERICAN HEART ASSOCIATION NEWS

How well does your body react to a fight with a loved one? A face-off with the boss? A major loss by your favorite sports team?

It could depend on what kind of brain you have.

Stressful events trigger a temporary increase in blood pressure for many […]

Healthier lifestyles = lower blood pressure risks for African-Americans

By AMERICAN HEART ASSOCIATION NEWS

Small health improvements were associated with lower risk of developing high blood pressure for African-Americans, according to new research released Monday.

African-Americans who had at least two modifiable healthy behaviors at the beginning of the study, compared to those with one or none, saw their high blood […]

Energy drinks may give you more than a boost

By AMERICAN HEART ASSOCIATION NEWS

Energy drinks may give you more than a mental and physical boost — and it’s not good for you.

According to a study in the Journal of the American Heart Association, a 32-ounce energy drink with 320 milligrams of caffeine resulted in more profound changes in […]

Adopting heart-healthy habits could save billions in Medicare costs

By AMERICAN HEART ASSOCIATION NEWS

More than $41 billion in Medicare costs could be saved each year if beneficiaries achieved five to seven of the healthy habits that reduce heart disease, according to new research.

The American Heart Association’s Life’s Simple 7 is a composite measure of seven modifiable heart-healthy factors: […]

Five blood pressure tips this holiday season

By AMERICAN HEART ASSOCIATION NEWS

For the 80 million Americans with high blood pressure, the hectic holiday crunch ’tis the season for a little extra caution.

Even people who usually eat healthy diets, exercise and take other precautions may run the risk of sabotaging their health during the holidays. It’s especially […]