Hypertension in the News

More Cases of High Blood Pressure in Less Affluent States

02/26/2015 - The unemployed seemed to be at especially high risk, CDC researchers found

U.S. Smoking Deaths May Be Underestimated, Study Suggests

02/11/2015 - Each year, 60,000 more smokers die from causes that have association with smoking, researchers say

Lower Blood Pressure Reduces First Stroke Risk: Study

02/11/2015 - New research suggests keeping top number below 140

Blood Pressure Meds Lower Heart, Stroke Risks in Diabetics: Analysis

02/10/2015 - Patients did better even if they didn't actually have high blood pressure

Preterm Delivery Linked to Heart Disease, Stroke Risk in Mothers

02/10/2015 - But study didn't prove cause-and-effect relationship

Loved Ones Caring for Brain-Injured Veterans May Face Health Risks

02/09/2015 - Study found high levels of substance linked to inflammation in caregivers who felt anger, blame

Newly Diagnosed With High Blood Pressure? 3 Factors Affect Prognosis

02/05/2015 - Systolic reading of 150 should prompt immediate action to prevent poor outcomes, study suggests

Too Much Alcohol at Midlife Raises Stroke Risk, Study Finds

01/29/2015 - The danger zone: more than 2 drinks daily

Following Blood Pressure Guidelines Saves Lives, Dollars: Study

01/29/2015 - Investing in treatment strategies would yield both health and economic benefits, researcher says

Do Pregnant Women Need High Blood Pressure Treatment?

01/28/2015 - Controlling blood pressure doesn't seem to affect baby, but may prevent problems for mom

Watch Upper Number on Blood Pressure for Younger Adults: Study

01/27/2015 - Systolic pressure of 140 mm Hg or more raises risk for heart disease in later life, researchers say

Insomnia Linked to High Blood Pressure in Study

01/26/2015 - But finding doesn't prove cause-and-effect relationship

A Bit More Salt Each Day May Not Harm Older Adults

01/19/2015 - But experts say restricting intake is still advisable

Pizza Takes a Slice Out of Kids' Health, Study Finds

01/19/2015 - Children, teens consume more calories, fat and salt on days they eat this American staple

Weightlessness in Space May Lower Blood Pressure in Astronauts

01/16/2015 - But shifting of blood to upper body may also strain heart, study shows

How Intense Efforts Boosted Heart Health for One Maine Community

01/13/2015 - Better screening, control of high cholesterol and blood pressure cut deaths and hospitalizations, study finds

Cluster of Heart Risk Factors Tied to Uterine Cancer Risk

01/13/2015 - Excess weight likely a big factor, but other conditions also appear to matter

High Blood Pressure May Boost Glaucoma Risk

01/07/2015 - Study finds blood vessel damage from elevated BP might make the eye disease more likely

Study Debunks Notion of 'Healthy Obesity'

01/05/2015 - Very heavy people slip into poor health over time, researchers find

Wearable, Doc-Prescribed Monitors May Help Spot High Blood Pressure

12/22/2014 - Wearing device for a day gives more accurate info than single in-office reading, study says


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