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Late-life high blood pressure may harm the brain, study says

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 …


House Call: Keeping your blood pressure in check

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.


WSU associate dean: Logic’s behind blood pressure guidelines

If your blood pressure check at a recent doctor’s appointment didn’t raise concerns, new medical guidelines could change that.


Quinn on Nutrition: DASH into the New Year

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 …


House call: New study points to new goals for blood pressure

Large study, published in the New England Journal of Medicine, show significant health improvements for those who treat high blood pressure aggressively.


Keep blood pressure in check to help heart

Blood pressure can be a little hard to understand, and often my patients have little idea what the numbers mean.


House Call: Lower blood pressure starts with lifestyle changes

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, …


Some would like to redefine high blood pressure

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, …


Traffic noise may raise blood pressure

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 …