Items Tagged ‘Hypertension’

March 25, 2013

Fewer blood pressure screens may be more effective

By Logan Lafferty

Blood pressure measurements are often taken without following proper procedure, according to lead study author Dr. Gregory Garrison, so the readings can be widely inaccurate and lead to some people being wrongly diagnosed with hypertension, while others who have the condition are written off as just “more false positives.” “One, it results in unnecessary patient […]

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Tags: blood pressure screens, Dr. Gregory Garrison, Hypertension, proper procedure, Reuters, Reuters Health

June 27, 2012

Natural Ways To Lower Blood Pressure


People with hypertension often need several medications to control blood pressure. But lifestyle changes can ratchet it down too, and maybe even eliminate the need for drugs… Exercise more By following current guidelines on exercise—30 minutes a day, most days a week—you can bring down your blood pressure significantly, says Gerald Fletcher, MD, a cardiologist […]

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Tags: american heart association, blood pressure, Dr. Gerald Fletcher, Hypertension, Peace FM Online

August 26, 2009

Hypertension Linked to Thinking Problems in Middle Age

By Kelley Luckstein

High blood pressure is linked to loss of mental function in people over 45, a new study finds.   “A number of other studies have looked at the relationship between blood pressure and cognitive function,” said George Howard, chairman of the department of biostatistics at the University of Alabama at Birmingham School of Public Health, […]

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Tags: Hypertension, Neurology

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