Hypertension in the News

A Doctor's 'People Skills' Affects Patients' Health

04/10/2014 - Comfortable relationship can be as beneficial as statins for heart problems, study finds

College Football Players Have Stiffer Arteries, Study Finds

04/02/2014 - But it's unclear what that means for later heart health, researchers say

CDC Salt Guidelines Too Low for Good Health, Study Suggests

04/02/2014 - But agency stands by its recommendations for preventing stroke, heart disease

Stronger Muscles May Mean Better Health for Kids

03/31/2014 - Study of 6th-graders links greater strength to lower risk for heart disease

New Blood Pressure Guidelines May Take Millions of Americans Off Meds

03/31/2014 - Study estimates impact of controversial changes that raised treatment threshold

Intensive Early Childhood Education May Boost Adult Health

03/27/2014 - Study found kids in special program had lower blood pressure and cholesterol levels, weighed less in their 30s

Keeping Blood Pressure Low Halves Risk of Second Stroke: Study

03/27/2014 - But less than one-third of survivors maintain consistently safe levels

Doctors Really Do Raise Your Blood Pressure

03/26/2014 - Study indicates that long-suspected 'white coat effect' is real

Lung Ultrasound Can Spot Risk of Respiratory Failure in Pregnancy: Study

03/21/2014 - Researchers recommend its use for women with complication called preeclampsia

Diabetes in Middle Age May Cause Memory Problems Later

03/19/2014 - Study also found that high blood pressure has similar impact

Keep Your Heart Healthy

03/16/2014 - Daily exercise, fruits and veggies, not smoking all help, cardiologist says

Lack of Sleep Compounds Health Problems for Obese Teens: Study

03/06/2014 - Researchers report it was independently associated with higher risk of heart disease, diabetes

Vigorous Exertion at Work May Trigger Heart Attacks, Strokes

02/25/2014 - Study looked at circumstances of firefighters who died on the job

Blood Pressure Meds May Raise Risk of Serious Falls for Seniors

02/24/2014 - Study found those over 70 who took medications were up to 40 percent more likely to be injured

Vegetarian Diet May Help Lower Blood Pressure, Research Suggests

02/24/2014 - Japanese review of 39 studies shows a meatless menu might boost cardiovascular health, but the findings are preliminary

Taking Care of Your Heart

02/15/2014 - Cardiologist offers advice to lower your risk of heart disease

More Americans Getting High Blood Pressure Under Control: CDC

02/12/2014 - Almost two-thirds of those enrolled in health plans have been properly treated, but more must be done

Survey Finds Most Americans Misinformed About Heart Disease

02/11/2014 - Many are not taking steps to change their lifestyle and protect their heart

Many New Mothers Skip Important 6-Week Checkup, Study Finds

02/07/2014 - At these appointments, obstetrician reviews pregnancy, makes transition to primary care

New Guidelines Aim to Lower Stroke Risk in Women

02/06/2014 - Pregnancy, childbirth, female hormones can all influence lifelong risk, experts say


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High blood pressure, or hypertension, is known as the "silent killer" because: