Hypertension in the News

Being Fit Keeps Blood Pressure in Check

12/18/2014 - Those in poorest shape were more likely to have high blood pressure, study found

Yoga May Cut Heart Disease Risk Factors

12/16/2014 - Review found those who took yoga classes saw improvements in blood pressure, cholesterol, weight

Timing of First Period Tied to Women's Later Heart Risk: Study

12/15/2014 - Getting it earlier or later raised chances of trouble, experts think childhood obesity might be at play

Poor Sperm Quality May Signal Health Issues, Study Finds

12/11/2014 - Medical conditions or treatments may affect fertility, researchers say

Progress Still Needed on 'Race Gap' in Older Americans' Health

12/10/2014 - Blacks have made some gains, especially in the West, but whites still fare better overall, study finds

Free Clinics Run by Med Students on the Rise

12/09/2014 - More than half of all medical students are involved in such clinics, study says

BPA in Canned Goods May Raise Your Blood Pressure: Study

12/08/2014 - Finding is latest to raise health concerns about the common estrogen-like chemical

Text Messages Remind People to Take Medications

12/05/2014 - Fewer than one in 10 forgot their daily dose after cellphone prompt, study says

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


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