Hypertension in the News

Childhood Obesity Brings Host of Health Problems, Researchers Report

11/24/2014 - High blood pressure, liver problems and heart disease risk upped in heavy kids

Kids Born to Overweight Moms May Face Higher Heart Risks as Adults

11/20/2014 - But researchers add that eating behaviors mothers pass on might play greater role than genetics

Deaths From Heart Disease Down, Up for Blood Pressure, Irregular Heartbeat

11/17/2014 - Obesity and aging population may be contributing factors, researcher says

Emotional Stress Affects Women's Hearts

11/17/2014 - Mental stress test shows blood flow reduction among younger women compared to men and seniors, researchers report

More Americans Controlling Their High Blood Pressure

11/17/2014 - Government researchers report the numbers are looking better, but national goal not yet reached

Common Blood Pressure Drug May Lower Risk For Lou Gehrig's Disease: Study

11/10/2014 - But new finding needs additional research to confirm the link, experts caution

Many Docs Fail to Counsel Young Adults With High Blood Pressure

11/10/2014 - Too few physicians urge lifestyle changes, study finds

Stroke Prevention Guidelines Emphasize Healthy Lifestyle

10/29/2014 - Eat lots of fruits and veggies, get exercise, limit salt and don't smoke, experts say

Health Tip: Change Your Diet to Help Lower Blood Pressure

10/29/2014 - Munch on lots of fruit and veggies

Home Blood Pressure Monitors May Occasionally Miss the Mark

10/28/2014 - Study finds inaccurate readings in small percentage of patients

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

Regular Doctor Visits Help Control Blood Pressure, Study Says

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

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

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


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The amount of alcohol you drink has nothing to do with your blood pressure.