New research suggests that age, race and family history are the biggest risk factors for a man to develop prostate cancer, although high blood pressure, high cholesterol, vitamin D deficiency, inflammation of prostate, and vasectomy also add to the risk. In contrast, obesity, alcohol abuse, and smoking show a negative association with the disease.
The American Medical Group Foundation announced that patients participating in a home blood pressure monitoring pilot project led by its Measure Up/Pressure Down(r) campaign and Withings improved blood pressure control rates significantly.
People with high blood pressure may need to lower it much more than previously thought, according to the recently announced results of a major study. A heart health expert discusses the implications.
Obesity is already well known to increase the risk of developing diabetes, high blood pressure, and other health problems. A new study indicates it may also increase your risk of developing an aggressive type of brain tumor. Being overweight or obese may be tied to an increased risk of a type of brain tumor called […]
Sometimes, disease-prevention really is this simple: Adults with high blood pressure who take all of their hypertension medications before they go to bed, rather than in the morning, are less likely to develop Type 2 diabetes, new research has found.
THE BEST EXERCISE TO REDUCE BLOOD PRESSURE: “Take your pick, as the best exercise to control high blood pressure seems to be virtually any exercise.” I had my lowest blood pressure, and slowest resting heart rate (51) back around 10 or 12 years ago when I was doing 45 minutes of intense cardio (heart rate […]
Learn the three stress modulators that will keep you from getting high blood pressure, low libido and keep you on track no matter what.
Stress is the modern-day plague. Anxious, overworked, and overwhelmed are the words describing many American's lives. Stress has been associated with high blood pressure, diabetes, and cancer. Stress can even shrink the brain according to new studies. Show More Summary
If you or a loved one is 50 or older and has high blood pressure plus another risk factor for heart disease, you might want to schedule an appointment with your healthcare provider. That target blood-pressure reading of 140/90 you were...Show More Summary
A landmark clinical trial is underway, and has found that a more intensive management of high blood pressure reduces heart disease rates and saves lives.
Loyola University Chicago is among the centers participating in a landmark clinical trial that has found that more intensive management of high blood pressure reduces heart disease rates and saves lives.
Researchers have found that a new imaging technique known as diffusion tensor imaging can show when high blood pressure causes early damage to neural pathways in the brain.
Obese African-American teens, particularly girls, may have immune system changes that can lead to high blood pressure, diabetes, and cardiovascular disease in adulthood. Taking steps to control weight early in life may reduce inflammation and its negative effects on the cardiovascular system. Show More Summary
Some people with high blood pressure also have early signs of brain damage, a new imaging technique has found. The damage is linked to difficulties in certain cognitive skills, decision-making, and the ability to regulate emotions. Researchers suggest physicians should start to consider potential brain damage as they treat patients with high blood pressure.
The SPRINT study was a large clinical trial involving people with high blood pressure who were at increased risk for heart disease or who already had kidney disease. The results of this study showed that aiming for a systolic blood pressure...Show More Summary
Drugs commonly used to treat high blood pressure, and prevent heart attacks and strokes, are associated with significantly worse cardiovascular outcomes in hypertensive African Americans compared to whites, according to a new comparative effectiveness research.
Drugs commonly used to treat high blood pressure, and prevent heart attacks and strokes, are associated with significantly worse cardiovascular outcomes in hypertensive African Americans compared to whites, according to a new comparative...Show More Summary
"And if I buy the cheapest vodka, and add one of my husband's high blood pressure pills, that's like New Year's Eve."
A new study announced by the NIH Friday says that the commonly-accepted target of 140 for high blood pressure patients is not enough. Researchers found significant reductions in death and heart disease at blood pressures of less than 120. (Sept. 11)
Americans who take medication to control their high blood pressure may benefit by aiming for an even more aggressive target, U.S. researchers said Friday.