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Women At High Risk For Heart Disease

Most people don’t know that heart disease is the number one killer of women and high blood pressure left untreated increases the risk.

12/28/2012

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African Americans At Higher Risk Of Stroke

A new study has looked at different ethnic groups and the link between high blood pressure and stroke. There is a very disturbing finding.

12/20/2012

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Medical Testing

There are two types of tests that doctors can order to either screen for conditions or diagnose a problem or illness.

12/17/2012

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Hypothyroidism

We don’t talk about hypothyroidism that much but it is relatively common and very important to know if you have the condition.

09/19/2012

Sleep Apnea

Sleep Apnea May Cause More Than Snoring

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

09/04/2012

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Salt Is A Killer

According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, heart disease is the number one cause of death in the world and salt can play a key role.

06/22/2012

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Heat Wave Brings Special Warning For Those Taking Certain Medications

If you are taking blood pressure medications, it could make you vulnerable to dehydration during the upcoming heat wave.

06/19/2012

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New Hope For High Blood Pressure Sufferers Who Get No Relief from Drugs

The University of Pennsylvania is helping to test a new procedure that could provide a cure for the millions of Americans with high blood pressure that can’t be controlled with medication.

06/05/2012

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Link Between Sleep Apnea And Diabetes

We have known for quite some time that sleep apnea is associated with high blood pressure. Now a new study from Dublin has made the association between sleep apnea and diabetes.

06/01/2012

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Managing Your Blood Pressure

You can control blood pressure and offset or prevent long-term damage but you need to know you’ve got a problem before you can fix it.

04/20/2012

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Drinking May Increase Risk Of Metabolic Syndrome

Now a report in the Journal of Clinical Endocrinology and Metabolism finds that people who drink too much have increased odds of developing metabolic syndrome.

12/22/2011

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Pre-Hypertension

Pre-hypertension needs to be addressed and aggressively treated. Pre-hypertension refers to people on the road to high blood pressure.

12/01/2011

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The Value Of An Annual Physical

Just how important is it to get an annual physical examination?

11/03/2011

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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

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Reducing Salt In Your Diet

We know too much salt in the diet can raise blood pressure yet dietary salt intake in the US is on the rise.

09/20/2011

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