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

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......

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

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 Inst...

Your Guide to Lowering Your Blood Pressure with DASH: the DASH Eating Plan
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Your Guide to Lowering Your Blood Pressure with DASH: the DASH Eating Plan

The Dietary Approaches to Stop Hypertension (DASH) Eating Plan is published and recommended by the National Heart, Lung & Blood Institute, which is part of the National Institutes of Health, under the U.S. Department of Health & Human Servi...

The Right Foods Can Help Manage Blood Pressure
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Dr. Michael Roizen, Division Chair of the Cleveland Clinic, and Anti-aging expert, offers tips on blood pressure management. He cites the more colorful the fruits and vegetables, the lower the blood pressure. Spinach and tomatoes, for example, are g...

New Patient Guides & Treatment Decision Aids Provided by AHRQ
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New Patient Guides & Treatment Decision Aids Provided by AHRQ

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 Guides su...

Your Guide to Lowering High Blood Pressure
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Website of the National Heart, Lung & Blood Institute, National Institutes of Health, U.S. Department of Health & Human Services, aimed at detection, prevention and treatment of high blood pressure, with special focus on issues for women. Incl...

Medications for High Blood Pressure
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U.S. Food and Drug Administration, Consumer Health Information. 2 page brochure with basic, general information about some types of high blood pressure medication and their uses. >> View Info

Blood Pressure-Lowering Drugs
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Website of the American Heart Association. Lists and provides medical information on many different blood pressure medications. >> View Info

Possible Side Effects of Drugs that Lower Blood Pressure
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American Heart Association Website. >> View Info

High Blood Pressure; Medicines to Help You
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10 page booklet by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration, Office of Women’s Health. Lists questions to ask your doctor, along with information on all of the FDA Approved medications for the treatment of high blood pressure (as of September, 2007), i...

Clinical Pearl; Treating Hypertension
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by Audiey Kao, MD, PhD, Virtual Mentor, Ethics Journal of the American Medical Association, July 2003, Volume 5, Number 7. Guidelines for the treatment of hypertension. >> View Info

Treating High Blood Pressure and Heart Disease: The ACE Inhibitors Comparing Effectiveness, Safety, and Price
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Consumer Reports: Best Buy Drugs. 20 page paper discussing Consumer Reports’ selection of five ACE Inhibitor type blood pressure medications as “best buy drugs” based on evidence of their effectiveness, safety, dosing convenience, and cost. ...

Treating High Blood Pressure and Heart Disease: The Beta-Blockers Comparing Effectiveness, Safety, and Price
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Consumer Reports: Best Buy Drugs. 18 page paper discussing Consumer Reports’ selection of seven Beta-Blocker type blood pressure medications as “best buy drugs” based on evidence of their effectiveness, safety, dosing convenience, and cost. ...

Treating High Blood Pressure and Heart Disease: The Calcium Channel Blockers Comparing Effectiveness, Safety, and Price
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Consumer Reports: Best Buy Drugs. 22 page paper discussing Consumer Reports’ selection of four Calcium Channel Blocker type blood pressure medications as “best buy drugs” based on evidence of their effectiveness, safety, dosing convenience, and ...

Comparing Two Kinds Of Blood Pressure Pills: ACEIS AND ARBS; A Guide For Adults
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8 page brochure by the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality, U.S. Department of Health & Human Services. >> View Info

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Treating Sleep Apnea Found to Reduce High Blood Pressure
October 30, 2012 Posted by Editor
Treating Sleep Apnea Found to Reduce High Blood Pressure

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 sleep apnea was treate...

Eating Yogurt May Help Prevent High Blood Pressure, New Study Suggests
September 21, 2012 Posted by Editor
Eating Yogurt May Help Prevent High Blood Pressure, New Study Suggests

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 colleagues, was presented on...

New Initiative to Help Americans Control Blood Pressure, CDC Teams with Pharmacists
September 16, 2012 Posted by Editor
New Initiative to Help Americans Control Blood Pressure, CDC Teams with Pharmacists

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 educate patients o...

Cleveland Clinic Heart Surgeon & Cardiologist Tackle Misconceptions About Heart Health
February 21, 2012 Posted by Editor
Cleveland Clinic Heart Surgeon & Cardiologist Tackle Misconceptions About Heart Health

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 hea...

Nationwide Events to Promote Heart-Healthy Living Being Held in February
February 9, 2012 Posted by Editor
Nationwide Events to Promote Heart-Healthy Living Being Held in February

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...

Harvard Medical School Issues Tips on How to Take Your Own Blood Pressure At Home
October 14, 2011 Posted by Editor
Harvard Medical School Issues Tips on How to Take Your Own Blood Pressure At Home

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 he...

Special Vegan Diet Lowers Cholesterol Significantly, Study Finds
August 24, 2011 Posted by Editor
Special Vegan Diet Lowers Cholesterol Significantly, Study Finds

A new study conducted by Canadian scientists has found that a special vegetarian diet including soy, nuts, viscous & plant sterol, lowered bad cholesterol significantly, without the assistance of drugs, over a six month period. In fact, study particip...

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