Blood pressure device

High Blood Pressure In Pregnancy Linked To High Stroke Risk

By | Mon, 10/21/2013 - 14:12

Women who have high blood pressure during pregnancy are at an increased risk of a stroke in their lifetime.


Longer Naps Linked To Increase Risk For Diabetes

By | Sat, 09/21/2013 - 12:16

Although naps are beneficial for mental and physical functioning, they may also increase risk for diabetes among older adults.


The Impact Of Social Isolation On Older Adults

By | Wed, 09/18/2013 - 17:22

Humans are so eminently social beings that being isolated has as much of a damaging impact on one's health as high blood pressure and smoking do.


Pay-For-Performance Incentives Encourage Doctors To Better Perform

By | Tue, 09/10/2013 - 17:31

Physicians began treating patients more effectively for high blood pressure with the introduction of pay-for-performance incentives, one study finds.

General Tso's Chicken

Philly Takes On Chinese Food: Citywide Initiative To Reduce Salt

By | Fri, 08/23/2013 - 13:00

The Philadelphia Healthy Chinese Take-out Initiative seeks to prevent high blood pressure in city residents by reducing the amount of salt in Chinese take-out restaurant dishes.

Student Loan Debt 1

Young People In Debt: Are They More Susceptible To High Blood Pressure?

By | Thu, 08/15/2013 - 18:17

Young people with student loans might be more likely to have mental health issues, high blood pressure, and poorer general health than those who are debt-free.

Clone of vitamin D

Vitamin D Does Not Lower Blood Pressure, Study Concludes

By | Wed, 08/14/2013 - 23:08

Vitamin D was found to have little effect on hypertension in a year-long survey involving 159 patients.

Clone of african_american_express___kanye_west___black_card_by_abg46-d4utdtk

Does Playing 'The Black Card' Lead To Higher Blood Pressure For African Americans?

By | Tue, 08/13/2013 - 16:56

A Johns Hopkins study finds that 'hypervigilance' about race is linked to elevated blood pressure in black patients.

Older Adults Who Volunteer Can Reduce Their Risk for Hypertension By 40%

Older Adults Who Volunteer Can Reduce Their Risk for Hypertension By 40%

By | Thu, 06/13/2013 - 19:38

Older adults who volunteer can reduce their risk for hypertension by 40 percent, adding to the list of other benefits that come with helping the community out.

African-Americans Experience More Difficulty With Medical Bills

African-Americans More Likely To Face Difficulty Paying Medical Bills

By | Mon, 06/10/2013 - 22:03

A CDC report found that one in five people report difficulties paying medical bills, but African-Americans are hit the hardest, according to NPR.

Cell Phone Calls High Blood Pressure Hypertension

Cell Phone Calls Can Raise Blood Pressure in Hypertensive Patients

By | Thu, 05/16/2013 - 00:16

Being interrupted by cell phone calls can cause higher blood pressure readings, though it’s unclear whether mobile phone use is actually linked to risk for hypertension.

People With High Blood Pressure May Crave Salt

People With High Blood Pressure May Crave Salt

By | Wed, 05/15/2013 - 18:55

People who suffer from hypertension may be naturally drawn to salty foods, researchers urge them to resist the cravings.

fish oil

Fish Oil May Not Prevent Heart Attack In Healthy People, A New Study Suggests

By | Thu, 05/09/2013 - 13:05

Omega-3 fatty acids may not offer previously claimed health benefits to certain individuals, a new study finds.

5-Hour Energy Tower

Energy Drinks’ Side Effects: Disturbed Heart Rhythm, High Blood Pressure

By | Fri, 03/22/2013 - 00:38

Energy drinks' side effects for healthy young people can include irregular heart arrhythmia and increased blood pressure, according to new conference findings.

Women in Sunglasses

Vitamin D Benefit: Supplements Lower Blood Pressure in African-Americans

By | Wed, 03/13/2013 - 17:20

Vitamin D benefits may include helping African-Americans at risk for cardiovascular disease to lower their blood pressure.