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Study: The ‘White Coat Effect’ Might Be Real

Feeling anxious about that upcoming doctor’s visit? You might want to make sure the nurse — not your physician — takes your blood pressure.

04/03/2014

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Pre-Hypertension Increases Risk Of Stroke

A study of people with blood pressure higher than 120/80 but lower than 140/90 found they were 66% more likely to develop a stroke than people who had normal blood pressure.

03/20/2014

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Area Residents Can Learn How To Keep Their Hearts Healthy In NE Philadelphia

Cardiologist Dr. Thomas Metkus says it’s essential for people to understand what may be happening to them so they know what not to ignore.

03/16/2014

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Study: Sunlight May Lower Blood Pressure

If you’ve been avoiding the sun in an effort to lower your risk of skin cancer, you might want to rethink that strategy.

01/23/2014

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Watch The Salt

There are definite advantages to keeping your salt intake under control.

05/21/2013

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Health: New Experimental Blood Pressure Treatment

3 On Your Side Health Reporter Stephanie Stahl has more on how local doctors are testing a device they hope will be more effective than traditional drugs.

05/17/2013

Heart Disease

Health: How To Predict a Heart Attack

Heart disease can be a silent killer. Often you don’t know you’re at risk until it is too late. Now there’s a new non-invasive heart attack predictor.

05/10/2013

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Understanding Sleep Apnea

Recent studies have linked sleep apnea to elevations in blood pressure as well as cardiovascular issues.

02/04/2013

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Health: Blood Pressure Medication May Lower Risk Of Dementia

Millions of Americans take medication to lower blood pressure, and a new study shows those drugs could also be helping the brain. 3 On Your Side Health Reporter Stephanie Stahl has more on the new research.

01/07/2013

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Health: Unemployment May Increase Heart Attack Risk

Unemployment hurts more than your wallet, it may damage your heart. A new study shows unemployment can take a big toll on a person’s health. Researchers found people who lost their jobs were at a greater risk of suffering a heart attack.

11/19/2012

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AMA: Reduce Sugar And Salt Intake

Several years ago the American Medical Association took a strong stand warning people about the dangers of too much salt and excessive sugar in the diet. Sadly, things have not changed very much since that time.

08/21/2012

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Study Finds People With Certain Blood Types Are More Prone To Heart Disease

Most people don’t often think about their blood type unless they are going to give blood or get blood. But it may become more important than ever.

08/15/2012

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Study: Pre-Hypertension Significantly Increases Risk Of Stroke

According to the report, if the top blood pressure number, the systolic number, is in the range of 120 to 129 the risk of stroke increases by 22-percent. When that number climbs to 130-139, the risk increases to 79-percent.

09/29/2011

Unhealthy Lifestyle Could Lead to Dementia

by KYW’s medical editor Dr. Brian McDonough Researchers looking at dementia in the elderly have noticed that there are definite connections between dementia and uncontrolled high blood pressure, diabetes, and high cholesterol.

07/02/2010

Teen Boys: Their Blood Pressure Now, and Down the Road

by KYW medical editor Dr. Brian McDonough Scientists are now beginning to look at adolescents and monitoring their health as teenagers as a way to predict their overall health as adults. 

06/15/2010