Hypertension in the News

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

Healthy Habits May Help Childhood Cancer Survivors Avoid Chronic Ills

07/28/2014 - Lifestyle choices influence long-term outcomes, researcher says

High-Salt Diets Could Double Risk of Heart Woes for Diabetics

07/22/2014 - Risk even greater for people whose diabetes isn't well-controlled, study finds

Sleepless Nights After Divorce May Be Tied to Blood Pressure Rise

07/22/2014 - Small study finds delayed reaction among those who had trouble resting for more than 10 weeks

Could Probiotics Help Tame High Blood Pressure?

07/21/2014 - Study suggests effect from helpful microbes in yogurt, supplements, but more research is needed

No Change in Heart Attack Rates for Younger U.S. Adults

07/21/2014 - And women tend to fare worse than men, study finds

Home Blood Pressure Monitoring Likely Saves Money, Study Finds

07/15/2014 - American Heart Association recommends self-testing; research says it benefits patients and insurers

High Blood Pressure May Protect the Very Old From Dementia

07/14/2014 - But it's too early to recommend any change in treatment, researcher says

A Little Alcohol May Not Be Good for Your Heart After All

07/11/2014 - New gene-focused review suggests that cutting down on drinking is always heart-healthy

Ecstasy Use Tied to Rare Spinal Blood Vessel Problem in Teen

07/04/2014 - Drug can spike blood pressure, making existing blood vessel conditions worse, study authors say

Change Bad Habits Early, Save Your Heart Later

07/03/2014 - Young adults who adopt healthier lifestyle can cut their heart disease risk, researchers say

High Blood Pressure May Up Psoriasis Risk for Women

07/02/2014 - Long-term use of certain medications also linked to higher risk, study found

Low Vitamin D Levels Linked to High Blood Pressure

06/26/2014 - Researchers recommend more studies to see if vitamin D supplements can lower pressure

Blood Pressure Kiosks May Not Always Give Accurate Readings

06/24/2014 - FDA experts warn that if the cuff is too small or too large for your arm, the results may not be reliable

High Blood Pressure May Sometimes Be Overtreated: Study

06/16/2014 - Bringing systolic readings below 120-139 might not provide added benefit, researchers say

Treating Sleep Apnea May Lower Heart Risks, Study Finds

06/11/2014 - For obese patients, weight loss is recommended, too, expert says


Take a Personalized Health Test

Did You Know?

View Source

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