Hypertension Rising

High Blood Pressure Is Sending More People To The ER

By | Tue, 09/09/2014 - 16:00

The number of emergency room patients with hypertension spiked 25 percent between 2006 and 2011, according to a review of millions of ER visits.


Early Weight Gain Tied To Elevated Heart Risk Later In Life

By | Mon, 12/23/2013 - 18:19

Accelerated weight gain in early childhood may up the risk of cardiovascular complications in adolescence and adulthood.

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Aspirin Before Bed May Lower Chance Of Heart Attack In The Morning

By | Tue, 11/19/2013 - 16:00

For people with cardiovascular disease, taking aspirin before bedtime can help lower the risk of heart attacks in the morning — when platelet activity is highest.

Asian Flush Linked To Hypertension Risk

‘Asian Flush’ Suggests Higher Risk Of Alcohol-Related Hypertension

By | Tue, 11/19/2013 - 16:00

Some 540 million people around the world, primarily of East Asian decent, carry a genetic variant affecting their ability to metabolize alcohol.


Mediterranean Diet, Interval Training Exercises For The Obese May Increase Lifespan

By | Sun, 10/20/2013 - 20:03

A Mediterranean diet in combination with high-intensity interval training may lead to improved cardiovascular health for the obese.


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.

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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 Prescription Drugs

5 Prescription Drugs That May Cause Memory Loss

By | Wed, 08/14/2013 - 17:31

Memory loss may be a side effect of prescription drugs. Here are some of the most common culprits, as well recommended alternatives.

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.

Kids With Type 2 Diabetes Have Higher Risk for Kidney and Heart Disease

Kids With Type 2 Diabetes Develop Kidney And Heart Problems Faster And More Often Than Adults

By | Sun, 05/26/2013 - 14:00

Regardless of treatments given, children with type 2 diabetes can develop heart and kidney problems faster than adults with the disease.

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.

Salt Levels In Food Products Are Still Dangerously High, Study Says

By | Mon, 05/13/2013 - 17:08

A survey of fast-food restaurants and processed food in grocery stores revealed that sodium levels are mostly rising or staying the same.


Antioxidants In Grapes Boost Genes To Fight Hypertension

By | Thu, 05/02/2013 - 13:58

A new study shows that antioxidants in grapes can reduce rates of heart failure in hypertensive patients.

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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.