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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…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

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

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

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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Harvard Releases New Report On Stress Management

Frequently late? Often angry or irritated? Unsure of your ability to do something? Overextended? Not enough time for stress relief? A new report by Harvard Medical School, Stress Management: Approaches for preventing and reducing stress, “can help you identify . . . → Read More: Harvard Releases New Report On Stress Management

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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 . . . → Read More: Treating Sleep Apnea Found to Reduce High Blood Pressure

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Eating Tomatoes May Lower Stroke Risk, Study Suggests

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 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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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 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

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

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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Heart Disease Reversal

The Rave Diet claims to reverse heart disease, as well as wide range of other diseases, by changing to a plant-based diet. It has been endorsed by doctors from The Cleveland Clinic Foundation, who are interviewed–one of whom reversed . . . → Read More: Heart Disease Reversal

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Preventing and Managing Coronary Artery Disease

Watch Michael S. Lauer, M.D. Director, Division of Cardiovascular Sciences, National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute »

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Ninety Percent of Americans Eat Too Much Salt, CDC Reports

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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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 . . . → Read More: Your Guide to Lowering Your Blood Pressure with DASH: the DASH Eating Plan

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National Nutrition Month - Resources on Eating for Prevention & Wellness

March is National Nutrition Month®, a nutrition education and information campaign sponsored annually by the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics, a nonprofit organization. According to the Academy, “The campaign is designed to focus attention on the importance of making . . . → Read More: National Nutrition Month – Resources on Eating for Prevention & Wellness

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Red Meat Increases Risk of Death; Fish or Poultry Lowers Risk, New Study Finds

A new study by scientists at Harvard and the Cleveland Clinic has found that the more red meat one eats, the higher the risk of death from cardiovascular disease, cancer, and all causes, while substituting fish, poultry and other . . . → Read More: Red Meat Increases Risk of Death; Fish or Poultry Lowers Risk, New Study Finds

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Harvard Health Discusses the Pros and Cons of Drinking Coffee

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

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

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

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

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

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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The Right Foods Can Help Manage Blood Pressure

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 great . . . → Read More: The Right Foods Can Help Manage Blood Pressure

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

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

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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Interval Training May Reduce the Risk of Heart Attack or Stroke

No matter what your age or fitness level, interval training may be better for your overall health than longer sessions of slow, sustained exercise, according to some cardiologists at the Mayo Clinic. Watch Vivien Williams for Mayo Clinic’s Medical . . . → Read More: Interval Training May Reduce the Risk of Heart Attack or Stroke

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Lower Triglycerides by Simply Moving More

Instead of taking medicine to lower triglycerides, most people, according to the Mayo Clinic, can lower their triglycerides number by simply moving more. Watch Stephen Kopecky, M.D. from the Mayo Clinic . . . → Read More: Lower Triglycerides by Simply Moving More

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

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

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

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?

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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September 29 is World Heart Day -- One World, One Home, One Heart

September 29, 2011 marks the 11 year anniversary of celebrating World Heart Day, an international campaign created in 2000 by the World Heart Federation, a non-governmental organization based in Geneva, Switzerland, to increase public awareness about the threat of . . . → Read More: September 29 is World Heart Day — One World, One Home, One Heart

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HHS & Public-Private Partners Aim to Prevent 1 Million Heart Attacks & Strokes in 5 Years

The U.S. Department of Health & Human Services (HHS) yesterday announced a new “Million Hearts” campaign being launched by a public-private partnership of several government and private sector organizations, with the aim of preventing 1 million heart attacks and . . . → Read More: HHS & Public-Private Partners Aim to Prevent 1 Million Heart Attacks & Strokes in 5 Years

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Find Walking Paths in Your Area Via StartWalkingNow, Campaign of American Heart Association

To help Americans build healthy lifestyles and incorporate walking exercise into their daily schedules, the American Heart Association has launched a StartWalkingNow campaign, via its website: interactive tool on the StartWalkingNow.org website or via an application that can be . . . → Read More: Find Walking Paths in Your Area Via StartWalkingNow, Campaign of American Heart Association

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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 participants . . . → Read More: Special Vegan Diet Lowers Cholesterol Significantly, Study Finds

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Some Foods That Reduce Stress

Vitamin C can help reduce stress and return blood pressure to normal levels, according to a German Study. See what other foods have the same benefits. Watch Carolyn Snyder, registered dietitian at the Cleveland . . . → Read More: Some Foods That Reduce Stress

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Eat Less Salt & More Potassium to Live Longer, New Study Suggests

A new study conducted by researchers at the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), Emory University School of Public Health, and Harvard School of Public Health, has found that a diet high in salt and low in . . . → Read More: Eat Less Salt & More Potassium to Live Longer, New Study Suggests

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New Report Shows Americans Getting Fatter; Serious Health & Policy Concerns

A new report, F as in Fat: How Obesity Threatens America’s Future 2011, from the Trust for America’s Health (TFAH) and the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation (RWJF), shows that 68% of Americans are either overweight or obese, and adult . . . → Read More: New Report Shows Americans Getting Fatter; Serious Health & Policy Concerns

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Studies Find Calcium Supplements May Increase Risk of Heart Attack

New studies, conducted by medical researchers at the University of Auckland, New Zealand, and the University of Aberdeen, Scotland, found that post-menopausal women taking calcium supplements (with or without Vitamin D) may be at increased risk of heart attack. . . . → Read More: Studies Find Calcium Supplements May Increase Risk of Heart Attack

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Healthy Sounding Labels Are Not Always Low In Sodium!

According to doctors, too much sodium increases the risk of high blood pressure, heart disease, kidney stones, and osteoporosis. Watch Consumer Reports nutritionists find healthier . . . → Read More: Healthy Sounding Labels Are Not Always Low In Sodium!

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Study Finds Eating Apples Every Day Promotes Heart Health & Weight Loss in Postmenopausal Women

A new study has found that daily apple consumption promotes cardiovascular health, and was even associated with weight loss, in postmenopausal women. The study, entitled, “Daily apple consumption promotes cardiovascular health in postmenopausal women,” was conducted by researchers in . . . → Read More: Study Finds Eating Apples Every Day Promotes Heart Health & Weight Loss in Postmenopausal Women

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How To Read Blood Pressure Numbers

A simple explanation of Systolic and Diastolic pressure and what the numbers mean. See Dr. David Frid, Cardiologist, from the Cleveland Clinic»

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Updated Heart Disease Prevention Guidelines for Women Issued by American Heart Association

On February 15, 2011, the American Heart Association (AHA) issued updated Heart Disease Prevention Guidelines specifically for women. The updated guidelines for women focus more on practical medical advice that works in the “real-world” rather than recommendations based only . . . → Read More: Updated Heart Disease Prevention Guidelines for Women Issued by American Heart Association

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Act in Time to Heart Attack Signs Action Plan

Act in Time to Heart Attack Signs Action Plan, A two-page Action Plan to complete and keep available, a Form provided by the National Heart, Lung and Blood Institute, National Institutes of Health, U.S. Department of Health & Human . . . → Read More: Act in Time to Heart Attack Signs Action Plan

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Protect Your Heart: Lower Your Blood Cholesterol

Protect Your Heart: Lower Your Blood Cholesterol, An 8 page brochure in both English and Spanish by the National Heart, Lung and Blood Institute, National Institutes of Health, U.S. Department of Health & Human Services. Read More: Protect Your . . . → Read More: Protect Your Heart: Lower Your Blood Cholesterol

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Blood Pressure Wallet Card

by the National Heart, Lung & Blood Institute, National Institutes of Health, U.S. Department of Health & Human Services. Useful summary of important medical information: doctor’s contact information, blood pressure medications, history of blood pressure readings, and special instructions, . . . → Read More: Blood Pressure Wallet Card

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High Blood Pressure Management: Forum for Patients and Caregivers by the American Heart Association

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Tips for Caregivers of People who Need to Control Their Weight

Healia Health Guide: Weight Management. These tips will be relevant to caregivers of elderly loved ones with high blood pressure, as one of the most important steps required to control hypertension is to lose excess weight and maintain a . . . → Read More: Tips for Caregivers of People who Need to Control Their Weight

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Hypertension and Stroke Special Report: Thriving on a Low-Salt Diet

Johns Hopkins Medical, Health Alerts. Contains helpful information for the hypertension patient required to remain on a low salt diet. This will be useful for the family caregiver of an elderly loved one with high blood pressure ordered to . . . → Read More: Hypertension and Stroke Special Report: Thriving on a Low-Salt Diet

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Your Guide to Lowering High Blood Pressure

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. Includes links . . . → Read More: Your Guide to Lowering High Blood Pressure

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Medications for High Blood Pressure

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

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Blood Pressure-Lowering Drugs

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

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Possible Side Effects of Drugs that Lower Blood Pressure

American Heart Association Website. >> View Info

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High Blood Pressure; Medicines to Help You

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 . . . → Read More: High Blood Pressure; Medicines to Help You

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Clinical Pearl; Treating Hypertension

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

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Treating High Blood Pressure and Heart Disease: The ACE Inhibitors Comparing Effectiveness, Safety, and Price

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. >> View . . . → Read More: Treating High Blood Pressure and Heart Disease: The ACE Inhibitors Comparing Effectiveness, Safety, and Price

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Treating High Blood Pressure and Heart Disease: The Beta-Blockers Comparing Effectiveness, Safety, and Price

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. >> View Info

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Treating High Blood Pressure and Heart Disease: The Calcium Channel Blockers Comparing Effectiveness, Safety, and Price

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 cost. >> View . . . → Read More: Treating High Blood Pressure and Heart Disease: The Calcium Channel Blockers Comparing Effectiveness, Safety, and Price

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Comparing Two Kinds Of Blood Pressure Pills: ACEIS AND ARBS; A Guide For Adults

8 page brochure by the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality, U.S. Department of Health & Human Services. >> View Info

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Prevent and Control High Blood Pressure: Mission Possible; What every midlife and older American should know

pamphlet by the U.S. Department of Health & Human Services, National Institutes of Health, National Heart, Lung & Blood Institute. Lists 8 things you can do to prevent and control high blood pressure. >> View . . . → Read More: Prevent and Control High Blood Pressure: Mission Possible; What every midlife and older American should know

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Your Guide to Lowering Blood Pressure

20 page booklet by the National Heart, Lung & Blood Institute, National Institutes of Health, U.S. Department of Health & Human Services. Explains in some detail the risk factors and consequences of high blood pressure and how to lower . . . → Read More: Your Guide to Lowering Blood Pressure

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Screening for High Blood Pressure

Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality, U.S. Department of Health & Human Services. U.S. Preventive Services Task Force recommends screening for high blood pressure in adults. Links to summary of recommendations and supporting documents. >>View Info

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Home Blood-Pressure Monitoring Recommended; It makes better control possible, heart experts say

HealthDayNews article published on Healthfinder.gov, a service of the National Institutes of Health. Recommendations for home monitoring of blood pressure by three major health organizations have been published in a Journal of the AMA. >>View Info

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Grandma Was Right About Your Blood Pressure

ZDNet Health Care, September 22, 2008. Studies show that Grandma was right when she told you to eat less salt and take Vitamin C to keep your blood pressure down. >>View Info

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Strategies to control high blood pressure

Cleveland Clinic, Heart and Vascular Institute. Lists 9 strategies you can take to prevent high blood pressure. >>View Info

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Tips On Preventing Hypertension In Women

by Mike Jennings. >> View Info

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Relaxation Tapes or Mozart Lower Blood Pressure

BusinessWeek, September 17, 2008. A study of seniors found that regularly listening to relaxation tapes or tapes of Mozart music in fact lowered blood pressure. >>View Info

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Move to Prevent and Control High Blood Pressure: Mission Possible; Easy Ways to Lower Your Risk Through Physical Activity

National High Blood Pressure Education Program, National Heart, Lung & Blood Institute, National Institutes of Health, U.S. Department of Health & Human Services. Includes list of moderate physical exercises, 5 tips to help you stick with your physical activity . . . → Read More: Move to Prevent and Control High Blood Pressure: Mission Possible; Easy Ways to Lower Your Risk Through Physical Activity

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

by the National Heart, Lung & Blood Institute, National Institutes of Health, U.S. Department of Health & Human Services. Explains how high blood pressure can be prevented— and lowered—by following the Dietary Approaches to Stop Hypertension (DASH) eating plan, . . . → Read More: In Brief: Your Guide to Lowering Your Blood Pressure with DASH: the DASH Eating Plan

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Prevent and Control High Blood Pressure: Mission Possible; What Every African American Should Know

National High Blood Pressure Education Program, National Heart, Lung & Blood Institute, National Institutes of Health, U.S. Department of Health & Human Services. Statistics show that African Americans are more likely to develop high blood pressure than any other . . . → Read More: Prevent and Control High Blood Pressure: Mission Possible; What Every African American Should Know

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¡Póngase en acción— prevenga la alta presión! (Take Steps— Prevent High Blood Pressure!)

brochure in both Spanish and English by the National Heart, Lung & Blood Institute, National Institutes of Health, U.S. Department of Health & Human Services. Explains the potential consequences of high blood pressure and what you can do to . . . → Read More: ¡Póngase en acción— prevenga la alta presión! (Take Steps— Prevent High Blood Pressure!)

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What Are the Signs and Symptoms of High Blood Pressure?

National Heart, Lung & Blood Institute, NIH. High blood pressure usually presents no symptoms, other than, rarely, head aches. >>View Info

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High Blood Pressure Detection

Website of the National Heart, Lung & Blood Institute, National Institutes of Health. Explains how high blood pressure is tested and diagnosed, and how you can test your blood pressure on your own. >>View Info

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Hypertensive crisis: What are the symptoms?

Mayoclinic.com. >>View Info

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Secondary Hypertension

MayoClinic.com. >>View Info

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Hypertension

Lab Tests Online. Information on the lab test frequently ordered to determine potential underlying causes of hypertension. >>View Info

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Arterial Catheterization

American Thoracic Society Patient Information Series. Pamphlet explaining this method of taking repeat blood pressure readings more accurately than a blood pressure cuff and also taking repeat blood tests. Used in hospitals. >>View Info

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Blood Pressure Monitoring at Home

by Familydoctor.org. How to monitor blood pressure at home, and why it is important to do so. >>View Info

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Facts and Statistics on High Blood Pressure

from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, National Institutes of Health, U.S. Department of Health & Human Services. >> View Info

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High Blood Pressure: What is it?

Website of the National Heart, Lung & Blood Institute, National Institutes of Health. Provides medical information on the nature, causes and effects of high blood pressure, as well as its incidence, who is at risk, signs and symptoms, diagnosis . . . → Read More: High Blood Pressure: What is it?

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High Blood Pressure (also called Hypertension)

MedlinePlus, National Library of Medicine, National Institutes of Health. Good overview and links to information about high blood pressure, its nature, causes, effects, diagnosis, prevention, and treatment. >>View Info

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High Blood Pressure

Aging in The Know, by American Geriatric Society’s Foundation for Health in Aging. Explains that over half of people over age 65 have high blood pressure (also called hypertension). High blood pressure can increase risks of heart attack and . . . → Read More: High Blood Pressure

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High Blood Pressure (Hypertension) Fact Sheet

U.S. Food & Drug Administration, Office of Women’s Health. >>View Info

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AgePage: High Blood Pressure

National Institute on Aging, National Institutes of Health. Basic information on high blood pressure, the risks of which increase with aging, how to measure it and steps to prevent and control it. >>View Info

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High Blood Pressure Home Page

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), National Institutes of Health, U.S. Department of Health & Human Services. Website of the CDC containing medical information on high blood pressure and blood pressure generally, as well as facts and statistics, . . . → Read More: High Blood Pressure Home Page

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Interactive Hypertension Quiz

Interactive Tool by Harvard Consumer Health Content. Helps you test and expand your basic knowledge of high blood pressure. >>View Info

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Essential Hypertension

a multimedia tutorial on hypertension (high blood pressure) by MedlinePlus, National Library of Medicine, National Institutes of Health. >>View Info

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Senior Health: High Blood Pressure

a Tutorial by the National Institutes of Health about high blood pressure in seniors. Includes discussions of medical aspects, warning signs and risk factors, prevention and diagnosis, treatment and research, frequently asked questions, and links to further resources. >>View . . . → Read More: Senior Health: High Blood Pressure

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