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
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 […]
The two seemingly unrelated conditions may be driven by similar unhealthy states, including high blood pressure and diabetes.
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
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…
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
(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
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.
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.
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…
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.
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
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
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
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
Novartis LCZ696 may give doctors the first significant high blood pressure drug approved in decades if regulators give it the okay next year.
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
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 […]
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.
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