WEDNESDAY, Sept. 29, 2021 (HealthDay News) — Roughly a third of Americans on high blood pressure medications do not have their blood pressure under control, a new study reveals. And younger men and older women are particularly vulnerable, researchers warn. “Although this phenomenon has been hinted at in the medicalContinue Reading

WEDNESDAY, Sept. 29, 2021 (HealthDay News) — Roughly a third of Americans on high blood pressure medications do not have their blood pressure under control, a new study reveals. And younger men and older women are particularly vulnerable, researchers warn. “Although this phenomenon has been hinted at in the medicalContinue Reading

WEDNESDAY, Sept. 29, 2021 (HealthDay News) — Roughly a third of Americans on high blood pressure medications do not have their blood pressure under control, a new study reveals. And younger men and older women are particularly vulnerable, researchers warn. “Although this phenomenon has been hinted at in the medicalContinue Reading

TUESDAY, Sept. 28, 2021 (American Heart Association News) — Black women with high blood pressure may benefit from classes where they learn and practice skills to manage the condition, a small study finds. In the United States, nearly 58% of Black women have high blood pressure compared to about 41%Continue Reading

MONDAY, Sept. 27, 2021 (HealthDay News) — People with high blood pressure that doesn’t respond to treatment may have more success by following the DASH diet and joining a supervised diet and exercise program, a new study suggests. DASH is short for Dietary Approaches to Stop Hypertension — a regimenContinue Reading

MONDAY, Sept. 13, 2021 (HealthDay News) — With the expansion of Medicaid under Obamacare, fewer Americans are uninsured and more are getting their blood pressure and blood sugar under control, a new study finds. The gains are especially strong among Black and Hispanic patients, according to Boston University researchers. “OurContinue Reading

TUESDAY, Sept. 7, 2021 (HealthDay News) — Nicotine-laden e-cigarettes raise a user’s risk of blood clots, damage small blood vessels and can also raise heart rate and blood pressure, a new study finds. The effects are similar to those caused by traditional cigarettes, and raise the concern that long-term vapingContinue Reading

WEDNESDAY, Sept. 1, 2021 (HealthDay News) — A four-in-one pill containing “ultra-low doses” of different medications can provide better blood pressure control than standard drug treatment, a new clinical trial from Australia shows. About 80% of people given the “quadpill” achieved a healthy blood pressure of 140/90 within three monthsContinue Reading

MONDAY, Aug. 16, 2021 (HealthDay News) — Take a work break: A small, new study suggests that getting out of your chair every half hour may help improve your blood sugar levels and your overall health. Every hour spent sitting or lying down increases the risk for metabolic syndrome andContinue Reading

TUESDAY, July 27, 2021 (HealthDay News) — Two long used types of blood pressure drugs are equally effective, but the less popular one seems to have fewer side effects, according to a large “real-world” study. The two classes of medication are both recommended as “first-line” treatments for high blood pressure:Continue Reading