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Loving Obamacare, Backing Assholes Who Want to Destroy It

16 hours agoUnited States / Seattle : Slog

NYT: The Affordable Care Act allowed Robin Evans, an eBay warehouse packer earning $9 an hour, to sign up for Medicaid this year. She is being treated for high blood pressure and Graves’ disease, an autoimmune disorder, after years of going uninsured and rarely seeing doctors. Show More Summary

Top stories in health and medicine, September 17, 2014

From MedPage Today: Exercise Keeps BP Steady Despite Age. A progressively rising blood pressure trajectory is not an inevitable part of aging in men who remain active and maintain high levels of cardiorespiratory fitness. AAFP Wants GME $$ Decoupled From Hospitals. Graduate medical education (GME) should mostly take place in the community — where Americans get […]

Alzheimer’s Disease and Heart Disease Share Risk Factors

yesterdayHealth : Healthland

The two seemingly unrelated conditions may be driven by similar unhealthy states, including high blood pressure and diabetes.

Dairy consumption linked to lower blood pressure and cardiovascular disease risk

Rosemont, Ill., September 15, 2014: Globally, cardiovascular disease (CVD) claims 17 million lives each year, while complications from high blood pressure take an additional 9.4 million. 1 New research presented by international scientists...Show More Summary

Why Inflammation Matters for Diabetics

6 days agoHealth : Healthland

Anti-inflammatory medications might someday be used to lower the risk of certain kinds of disease among diabetics, found a new study presented at the American Heart Association’s High Blood Pressure Research Scientific Sessions 2014. In the laboratory, the researchers studied cultured cells from a human aorta, the blood vessel that comes out of the heart…

New Targets for Treatment of Pulmonary Hypertension Identified

Researchers at the University of Illinois at Chicago have identified two new potential therapeutic targets for the treatment of pulmonary arterial hypertension – a disease marked by high blood pressure in the lungs. Their findings are reported in the American Journal of Respiratory and Critical Care Medicine. Show More Summary

Study finds high protein diets lead to lower blood pressure

(Boston)--Adults who consume a high-protein diet may be at a lower risk for developing high blood pressure (HBP). The study, published in the American Journal of Hypertension, by researchers from Boston University School of MedicineShow More Summary

90 Percent Of American Kids Eat Too Much Salt

The CDC warns that children are at risk for high blood pressure, heart disease, and stroke. The post 90 Percent Of American Kids Eat Too Much Salt appeared first on ThinkProgress.

Nine in 10 U.S. children eat too much salt: study

American kids are eating far too much salt, mostly from processed foods sold in stores, putting them at risk for high blood pressure and heart disease later in life, federal health officials said on Tuesday.

Salt Doesn’t Cause High Blood Pressure? Here’s What a New Study Says

last weekHealth : Healthland

Sodium has long been labeled the blood-pressure bogeyman. But are we giving salt a fair shake? A new study published in the American Journal of Hypertension analyzed data from 8,670 French adults and found that salt consumption wasn’t associated with systolic blood pressure in either men or women after controlling for factors like age. Why…

High blood pressure ER visits jumped 25 percent in 2006-11

Emergency room visits for high blood pressure with no known underlying cause, increased by 25 percent in 2006-11. Although more people came to the ER for high blood pressure, the percentage admitted and those who died in the hospital decreased.

High blood pressure ER visits jumped 25 percent in 2006-11

The number of people going to the emergency room for essential hypertension, high blood pressure with no known cause, increased by 25 percent in recent years, according to a study presented at the American Heart Association's High Blood Pressure Research Scientific Sessions 2014. read more

CDC Report Finds High Sodium Consumption Among U.S. Kids

More than 90 percent of U.S. children aged 6-18 years eat more sodium than recommended, putting them at risk for developing high blood pressure and heart disease later in life, according to a new CDC Vital Signs report released on Tuesday. This report provides the most recent data detailing how much sodium school-age children eat and where... Continue Reading

Creative Way of Getting Kids To Eat Vegetables!

Childhood obesity has always been a big concern for most countries as obese children are likely victims of chronic diseases including diabetes, heart disease, high blood pressure, and stroke when they move into later part of their adult life. Show More Summary

New targets for treating pulmonary hypertension found

Two new potential therapeutic targets for the treatment of pulmonary arterial hypertension, a deadly disease marked by high blood pressure in the lungs, have been identified by researchers at the University of Illinois at Chicago. Their findings are reported in the American Journal of Respiratory and Critical Care Medicine. read more

This New Novartis AG Drug May Revolutionize Heart Failure Treatment

Novartis LCZ696 may give doctors the first significant high blood pressure drug approved in decades if regulators give it the okay next year.

You probably aren't eating too much salt

For a long time it's been a shibboleth among America's healthy circles: too much salt is bad for you, because it causes high blood pressure and heart problems. This is true! As my colleague Catherine Garcia reported, a study released this month showed that people who consumed 7 grams of sodium or more had an increased risk of death. Show More Summary

Health care data is meaningless without context

Cholesterol is bad. Cholesterol is an essential building block for important hormones. Eggs are bad. Eggs are a complete protein food. Salt is bad. Salt is essential for life. High blood pressure kills people. No blood pressure defines death. High blood sugar causes eye and kidney damage. Low blood sugar causes falls, fractures and car […]

Hypertension Self-Management Program Helps Reduce BP For High-Risk Patients

Among patients with hypertension at high risk of cardiovascular disease, a program that consisted of patients measuring their blood pressure and adjusting their antihypertensive medication accordingly resulted in lower systolic blood pressure at 12 months compared to patients who received usual care, according to a study in the August 27 issue of JAMA.

Cooking, highway pollution linked to high blood pressure

Women in China who are exposed to pollution from cookstoves and highways face a greater risk of high blood pressure, said a study out Monday. The study focused on the role of black carbon, which after carbon dioxide is the second leading human-caused emission driving climate change. Show More Summary

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