THURSDAY, Nov. 3, 2022 (HealthDay News) — Although blood pressure levels among Americans rose during the COVID-19 pandemic, new research suggests things could have been far worse. “We expected blood pressure control to be worse due to decreased physical activity, stress, poor sleep and other cardiovascular disease risk factors thatContinue Reading

WEDNESDAY, Oct. 26, 2022 (HealthDay News) — Controlling high blood pressure in older adults may be one of the “best bets” for reducing the risk of developing dementia, Australian researchers report. “Given population aging and the substantial costs of caring for people with dementia, even a small reduction could haveContinue Reading

THURSDAY, Sept. 29, 2022 (HealthDay News) — Regular home monitoring can help with blood pressure control, but only half of people who have hypertension or other related conditions actually do it, a new study found. Of Americans ages 50 to 80 who take blood pressure medications or have a healthContinue Reading

MONDAY, July 25, 2022 (HealthDay News) — Nearly half of American adults have high blood pressure — and that alone more than doubles their odds of being hospitalized if they are infected with the Omicron variant of the coronavirus, a new study revealed. This was true even in people whoContinue Reading

MONDAY, June 13, 2022 (HealthDay News) — Called “forever chemicals” because they linger in the environment, new research suggests that middle-aged women with high levels of perfluoroalkyls and polyfluoroalkyls (PFAS) in their blood may be more vulnerable to high blood pressure. In the study, women aged 45 to 56 whoContinue Reading