Hypertension in the News

Binge Drinking May Boost Blood Pressure in Young Men

10/21/2014 - Study didn't find same effect in young women or teens of either sex

Some Lung Patients Buy Cigarettes Along With Meds at Pharmacies: Study

10/20/2014 - To end this paradoxical practice, certain drug stores no longer sell tobacco products

Regular Doctor Visits Help Control Blood Pressure, Study Says

10/20/2014 - Having health insurance also associated with better readings

Psoriasis Tied to Raised Risk of Uncontrolled Blood Pressure

10/15/2014 - Researchers suspect inflammation is the common denominator

Stress Affects Women, Men With Heart Disease Differently, Study Shows

10/13/2014 - Finding suggests doctors need to treat patients based on gender risks, researcher says

Gout May Be Linked to Raised Diabetes Risk: Study

10/03/2014 - Women with this form of arthritis are more susceptible, researchers say

Living Near a Highway May Be Bad for Your Blood Pressure

10/01/2014 - Traffic pollution, noise might be linked to raised risk, researchers say

Genes May Make Some More Prone to Heart Disease When Under Stress

10/01/2014 - Lifestyle changes could make big difference for people with a genetic risk, researchers say

Blood Pressure Seems to Stay Lower Longer in Fitter Men

09/15/2014 - Study suggests heart-healthy exercise may keep blood vessels more flexible

Even a Little Excess Weight Can Boost Blood Pressure: Study

09/10/2014 - Researchers find, in 8-week span, that those who gain in the abdomen have highest increase

Nine of 10 American Kids Eat Too Much Salt: CDC

09/09/2014 - Almost half of daily intake comes from the 10 foods they eat most

ER Visits Up for High Blood Pressure

09/09/2014 - But admissions, deaths are down, U.S. study finds

'Spare Tire' May Be Especially Bad for Your Blood Pressure

09/02/2014 - Weight gain around the middle was key to rising risk for hypertension, study found

Preterm or Small Birth Tied to Long-Term Risks to Heart, Brain

09/02/2014 - But researchers say exercise, education may help overcome deficiencies

Diet, Exercise Counseling Urged for Overweight Americans With Heart Risks

08/26/2014 - Task force guidelines could apply to half of U.S. adults

Big Drop in U.S. Heart-Related Hospitalizations and Deaths, Study Finds

08/18/2014 - Lifestyle changes, wider use of medications driving the trend, researchers say

Severe Sleep Apnea May Boost Odds for Stubborn High Blood Pressure

08/15/2014 - The two conditions may be interconnected, study finds

Women, Blacks Hit Harder by Heart Disease Risk Factors

08/11/2014 - High blood pressure, diabetes play the biggest roles, new research reports

High Blood Pressure in Middle Age, Weaker Brain Later?

08/04/2014 - Study shows a link, but it's unclear if medications in midlife will ward off dementia

Barbershops Join Fight Against High Blood Pressure in Black Men

08/01/2014 - Novel partnership detects "silent killer" in more than one-third of those tested, study reports


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