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  1. Vitamin D Won't Help Fight High Blood Pressure

    By Randy Dotinga HealthDay Reporter MONDAY, March 16, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Vitamin D may help the body in many ways, but a new data review suggests it won't do much to lower high blood pressure. Vitamin D is nicknamed the "sunshine vitamin," because the body produces the nutrient when skin is ex

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  2. This May Help Ward Off Stroke in Some with High BP

    By Robert Preidt HealthDay Reporter SUNDAY, March 15, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Folic acid -- the same nutrient women take in pregnancy to help ward off birth defects -- may also help lower stroke risk in people with high blood pressure, a new Chinese study finds. The findings are intriguing, one U.S

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  3. Salt May Be Bad for More Than Your Blood Pressure

    By Robert Preidt HealthDay Reporter FRIDAY, March 13, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Even if you don't develop high blood pressure from eating too much salt, you may still be damaging your blood vessels, heart, kidneys and brain, a new study warns. Researchers reviewed available evidence and found that hi

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  4. Upper Blood Pressure Number and Younger Adults

    By Steven Reinberg HealthDay Reporter TUESDAY, Jan. 27, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Young and middle-aged adults with high systolic blood pressure -- the top number in the blood pressure reading -- may have an increased risk for heart disease, a new study suggests. "High blood pressure becomes increasi

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  5. High Blood Sugar and Risk of Early Death in Some

    By Robert Preidt HealthDay Reporter WEDNESDAY, Jan. 7, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Checking the blood sugar levels of emergency department patients with heart failure can identify those at risk of diabetes, hospitalization and early death, a new study suggests. This increased risk was true even if pati

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  6. Wearable Monitors May Help Spot High Blood Pressure

    By Dennis Thompson HealthDay Reporter MONDAY, Dec. 22, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- People suspected of having high blood pressure may soon be asked to wear what's known as an "ambulatory" blood pressure monitor for a day or so to confirm the diagnosis, according to draft recommendations issued by the U

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  7. BPA in Canned Goods May Raise Your Blood Pressure

    By Steven Reinberg HealthDay Reporter MONDAY, Dec. 8, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Eating food from cans lined with the chemical bisphenol A (BPA) could raise your blood pressure, a new study suggests. BPA previously has been linked to a variety of ills, including heart problems, developmental problems

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  8. Home BP Monitors May Occasionally Miss the Mark

    By Randy Dotinga HealthDay Reporter TUESDAY, Oct. 28, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- A small new study raises more questions about the accuracy of home blood-pressure monitoring devices. On average, researchers found, the readings were slightly inaccurate in up to 15 percent of patients. The readings were

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  9. Regular Doctor Visits Help Control Blood Pressure

    By Robert Preidt HealthDay Reporter MONDAY, Oct. 20, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Regular visits to your doctor can help keep your blood pressure under control, a new study shows. High blood pressure can cause serious health problems such as stroke and heart attack, according to the American Heart Assoc

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  10. Drugs Not Always Best for Mild High Blood Pressure?

    Sept. 24, 2014 -- Treating mild high blood pressure with drugs has unclear benefit and adds steep sums to national health care expenses, experts write in an article published online Sept. 14 in BMJ. If you learn you have mild high blood pressure (also called mild hypertension), ask your doctor what

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