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High Blood Pressure

Your portal to some of the best information on the web on High Blood Pressure, carefully selected and reported by our editors.

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Free Stroke Screenings Offered May 3, 2013 by Cleveland Clinic Florida

April 27, 2013 Posted by Editor

Cleveland Clinic Florida has announced that it will offer Free Stroke Screenings to the public on May 3, 2013. Phone registration is required: To register, call toll-free 800-691-6555. The Cleveland Clinic states: “Strokes can happen at any age…nearly 25% . . . → Read More: Free Stroke Screenings Offered May 3, 2013 by Cleveland Clinic Florida

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Heart Health Screenings & Symposium Presented by Cleveland Clinic February 23

February 17, 2013 Posted by Editor

The Cleveland Clinic Florida will present a free Heart Health Symposium, open to the public, on Saturday, February 23, 2013. The event will include free Heart Health Screenings and Education (from 9:00 a.m. to 11:30 a.m.) and a Panel . . . → Read More: Heart Health Screenings & Symposium Presented by Cleveland Clinic February 23

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Vegetarian Diet Cuts Risk of Heart Disease by a Dramatic 32%, Large New Study Finds

January 31, 2013 Posted by Editor

A new study conducted by researchers at the University of Oxford in England, and involving 44,561 participants in England and Scotland, has found that those who ate a vegetarian diet were a full 32% less likely to die from . . . → Read More: Vegetarian Diet Cuts Risk of Heart Disease by a Dramatic 32%, Large New Study Finds

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How High Blood Pressure Puts Your Brain at Risk

December 13, 2012 Posted by Contributing Author

By Deane Alban You already know that high blood pressure can lead to heart attacks, kidney failure, and blindness. Now there is one more reason to get your blood pressure levels under control. This condition has been found to . . . → Read More: How High Blood Pressure Puts Your Brain at Risk

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Treating Sleep Apnea Found to Reduce High Blood Pressure

October 30, 2012 Posted by Editor

A new study published in the Journal of Clinical Sleep Medicine has found that a group of men with obstructive sleep apnea who also had high blood pressure, benefited from a significant lowering of their blood pressure when their . . . → Read More: Treating Sleep Apnea Found to Reduce High Blood Pressure

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Eating Tomatoes May Lower Stroke Risk, Study Suggests

October 29, 2012 Posted by Editor

A study by Finnish researchers has found that men with relatively high blood levels of the antioxidant lycopene, commonly found in tomatoes, had a significantly lower risk of suffering a stroke over a twelve-year study period than those with . . . → Read More: Eating Tomatoes May Lower Stroke Risk, Study Suggests

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World Heart Day, September 29, Focuses on Prevention of Heart Disease

September 29, 2012 Posted by Editor

September 29 has been designated as “World Heart Day,” an annual health observance sponsored by the World Heart Federation. “This year in continuation from our 2011 World Heart Day theme of home heart health One World, One Home, One . . . → Read More: World Heart Day, September 29, Focuses on Prevention of Heart Disease

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More than 50% Obesity in 39 States by 2030, New F as in Fat Report Projects

September 25, 2012 Posted by Editor

A new report issued September 18, 2012 projects that if current trends continue, in 39 U.S. States more than 50% of adults could be obese by 2030, 13 states could have adult obesity rates above 60 percent, and all . . . → Read More: More than 50% Obesity in 39 States by 2030, New F as in Fat Report Projects

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Eating Yogurt May Help Prevent High Blood Pressure, New Study Suggests

September 21, 2012 Posted by Editor

A new study that followed more than 2,000 participants over 15 years has found that eating more yogurt may help lower your risk of high blood pressure. The study, by Huifen Wang, PhD, of Tufts University in Boston, and . . . → Read More: Eating Yogurt May Help Prevent High Blood Pressure, New Study Suggests

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New Initiative to Help Americans Control Blood Pressure, CDC Teams with Pharmacists

September 16, 2012 Posted by Editor

The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has announced a new initiative, called “Team Up. Pressure Down,” in which the CDC and the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) will team with pharmacists to help . . . → Read More: New Initiative to Help Americans Control Blood Pressure, CDC Teams with Pharmacists

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New Study Shows Link Between Heart Disease & Chemical in Common Household Products

September 6, 2012 Posted by Editor

A new study has found an association between cardiovascular disease and exposure to perfluorooctanoic acid (PFOA), a manmade chemical used in the manufacture of several common household products. The study of 1,216 individuals was conducted by Anoop Shankar, MD, . . . → Read More: New Study Shows Link Between Heart Disease & Chemical in Common Household Products

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Johns Hopkins Health Alert Features 8 Key Strategies to Protect Your Memory

August 17, 2012 Posted by Editor

A new Health Alert published by Johns Hopkins Medicine features 8 key strategies that the Johns Hopkins experts say can help preserve your memory and brain health. The Health Alert, entitled “How to Protect Your Memory and Brain Health,” . . . → Read More: Johns Hopkins Health Alert Features 8 Key Strategies to Protect Your Memory

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Experts Advocate Dancing for Health

July 23, 2012 Posted by Editor

UPDATED July 23, 2012: A new Health Tip published by MedlinePlus, a service of the National Library of Medicine, National Institutes of Health advocates that seniors “make exercise a social activity.” “Participate in a group dance class or a . . . → Read More: Experts Advocate Dancing for Health

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CDC Teaches that Healthy Weight is a Lifestyle – Not Just a Diet

July 22, 2012 Posted by Editor

As part of its national mission to promote public health, the U.S. Centers for Disease Control & Prevention (CDC) is providing an educational program for the public on how to lose weight and keep it off. On its website, . . . → Read More: CDC Teaches that Healthy Weight is a Lifestyle – Not Just a Diet

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May is National Mediterranean Diet Month

May 17, 2012 Posted by Editor

May has been declared as National Mediterranean Diet Month, a national health observance aimed at generating awareness of the Mediterranean Diet and lifestyle, and the health benefits associated with it. The event is sponsored by Oldways Preservation Trust, a . . . → Read More: May is National Mediterranean Diet Month

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National High Blood Pressure Education Month Highlights Risks from High Blood Pressure & Ways to Control It

May 8, 2012 Posted by Editor

In a statement issued May 2, Secretary of Health & Human Services Kathleen Sebelius announced that May is National High Blood Pressure Education Month and Stroke Awareness Month. These events, sponsored by the National Heart, Lung and Blood Institute . . . → Read More: National High Blood Pressure Education Month Highlights Risks from High Blood Pressure & Ways to Control It

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Optimism & Positive Outlook May Help Prevent Heart Attack, New Study Finds

April 18, 2012 Posted by Editor

In a new study reviewing more than 200 studies published in two major scientific databases, researchers from the Harvard School of Public Health (HSPH) found that positive psychological well-being, including especially a sense of optimism, appears to reduce the . . . → Read More: Optimism & Positive Outlook May Help Prevent Heart Attack, New Study Finds

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Ninety Percent of Americans Eat Too Much Salt, CDC Reports

March 30, 2012 Posted by Editor

According to a report posted March 26 by the U.S. Centers for Disease Control & Prevention (CDC), “About 9 in 10 Americans aged 2 years and older eat too much sodium.” “There is strong evidence that eating too much . . . → Read More: Ninety Percent of Americans Eat Too Much Salt, CDC Reports

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Harvard Health Discusses the Pros and Cons of Drinking Coffee

February 23, 2012 Posted by Editor

In a new article entitled “What is it about coffee?” the editors of Harvard Health Publications, discuss some of the known benefits and drawbacks of drinking coffee. The new article on coffee is found in Sleep, Hygiene, Quit Smoking . . . → Read More: Harvard Health Discusses the Pros and Cons of Drinking Coffee

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Cleveland Clinic Heart Surgeon & Cardiologist Tackle Misconceptions About Heart Health

February 21, 2012 Posted by Editor

In their new book entitled, Heart 411: The Only Guide to Heart Health You’ll Ever Need, two renowned heart experts, heart surgeon Marc Gillinov and cardiologist Steven Nissen, both of the Cleveland Clinic, tackle some prominent misconceptions about heart . . . → Read More: Cleveland Clinic Heart Surgeon & Cardiologist Tackle Misconceptions About Heart Health

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10 Foods Largely Responsible for 9 of 10 Americans Eating Too Much Salt, New CDC Report Finds

February 10, 2012 Posted by Editor

A new report issued February 7 by the U.S. Centers for Disease Control & Prevention (CDC) has found that 9 out of 10 Americans eat too much salt, and 10 food types are responsible for 44 percent of daily . . . → Read More: 10 Foods Largely Responsible for 9 of 10 Americans Eating Too Much Salt, New CDC Report Finds

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Nationwide Events to Promote Heart-Healthy Living Being Held in February

February 9, 2012 Posted by Editor

The American Heart Association and other organizations are holding a series of nationwide events in February as part of “American Heart Month.” The purpose of this annual initiative, sponsored by the American Heart Association, is to call attention to . . . → Read More: Nationwide Events to Promote Heart-Healthy Living Being Held in February

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Feb 3 is National Wear Red Day – for Heart Disease Awareness

January 19, 2012 Posted by Editor

The American Heart Association (“AHA”) has issued the following announcement of National Wear Red Day, February 3, 2012, to encourage awareness of  Heart Disease, which the AHA calls our Nation’s “No. 1 killer:” National Wear Red Day Counting down . . . → Read More: Feb 3 is National Wear Red Day – for Heart Disease Awareness

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American Heart Association Publishes New Holiday Healthy Eating Guide

December 24, 2011 Posted by Editor

The American Heart Association (AHA) has published a new “Holiday Healthy Eating Guide,” with tips for consumers on how to navigate the Holidays – usually a heavy-eating season – in a way that is healthy for your heart, blood . . . → Read More: American Heart Association Publishes New Holiday Healthy Eating Guide

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5 Healthy Lifestyle Factors Significantly Reduce Risk of Stroke, New Study Finds

November 16, 2011 Posted by Editor

A new study of 36,686 Finnish men and women, published in the Archives of Internal Medicine, a journal of the American Medical Association, has found that 5 healthy lifestyle factors are associated with significantly reduced risk of stroke. And, . . . → Read More: 5 Healthy Lifestyle Factors Significantly Reduce Risk of Stroke, New Study Finds

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New Study Fuels Controversy Over Benefits of Salt Reduction in Diet & in Processed Foods

November 10, 2011 Posted by Editor

A new research report by Danish researchers has claimed to find some adverse consequences of dietary salt reduction primarily in persons with normal blood pressure, fueling a continuing controversy over the benefits of requiring salt reduction in foods. This . . . → Read More: New Study Fuels Controversy Over Benefits of Salt Reduction in Diet & in Processed Foods

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Improving Your Health Literacy May Help You Improve Your Health, Survey Suggests

October 20, 2011 Posted by Editor

A new survey published on October 19 found that while almost eight in ten people who reported having a recent blood test claim they understood the results, in fact 48 percent did not know their cholesterol level, and 65 . . . → Read More: Improving Your Health Literacy May Help You Improve Your Health, Survey Suggests

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Harvard Medical School Issues Tips on How to Take Your Own Blood Pressure At Home

October 14, 2011 Posted by Editor

Harvard Medical School has recently issued a new HealthBeat report, published by Harvard Health Publications, with practical tips on how to measure your blood pressure at home. “Checking blood pressure at home won’t cure hypertension, but it will help . . . → Read More: Harvard Medical School Issues Tips on How to Take Your Own Blood Pressure At Home

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New Patient Guides & Treatment Decision Aids Provided by AHRQ

October 7, 2011 Posted by Editor

The Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ), part of the U.S. Department of Health & Human Services (HHS) is providing a new series of Guides for Patients and Consumers. These new Guides for Patients and Consumers include Consumer . . . → Read More: New Patient Guides & Treatment Decision Aids Provided by AHRQ

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Can Eating Fish Reduce Your Risk of Stroke?

September 28, 2011 Posted by Editor

A recent analysis of 15 studies measuring the potential relationship between fish consumption and incidence of stroke in a combined total of 383,838 participants, found that eating fish at least three times per week was associated with a slightly . . . → Read More: Can Eating Fish Reduce Your Risk of Stroke?

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