Stories tagged: blood pressure
Wed., July 11, 2018, 7:04 p.m.
Decades ago, hundreds of nuns and priests made an extraordinary decision: They agreed to donate their brains upon death to science, hoping to help solve mysteries about Alzheimer’s and other …
Tue., Feb. 27, 2018
High blood pressure makes your heart work too hard and contributes to hardening of the arteries. Hardening of the arteries increases blood pressure, further creating a vicious circle.
Mon., Jan. 8, 2018, 5 p.m.
If your blood pressure check at a recent doctor’s appointment didn’t raise concerns, new medical guidelines could change that.
Fri., Dec. 29, 2017, 4:55 p.m.
The Dietary Approaches to Stop Hypertension diet for the past seven years has gotten top billing on the US News & World Report list of best diets to promote weight …
Mon., Feb. 22, 2016, 10 a.m.
Large study, published in the New England Journal of Medicine, show significant health improvements for those who treat high blood pressure aggressively.
Mon., Feb. 8, 2016, 4 p.m.
Blood pressure can be a little hard to understand, and often my patients have little idea what the numbers mean.
Tue., April 22, 2014
Sometimes it is normal to have slightly higher blood pressure, but when it is elevated most of the time, that’s called hypertension – a health risk for heart attacks, stroke, …
Tue., Dec. 31, 2013
Another medical guideline. Another controversy. This time, a group of experts wants to redefine high blood pressure – it’s now OK for some of us to be a little higher, …
Thu., Sept. 10, 2009
The rumbling of cars, trucks and trains isn’t just annoying; it can raise your blood pressure. A study in the journal Environmental Health found that people exposed to high levels …