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    1. Lower Blood Pressure Target Could Save Lives

      By Dennis Thompson HealthDay Reporter MONDAY, Nov. 9, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Millions of Americans could avoid heart disease if doctors controlled their high blood pressure more aggressively than previously recommended, a groundbreaking study contends. The SPRINT trial has revealed that a target s

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    2. Confirm High BP at Home, U.S. Task Force Says

      By Steven Reinberg HealthDay Reporter MONDAY, Oct. 12, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- High blood pressure levels should generally be confirmed with home or ambulatory blood pressure monitoring before starting treatment for hypertension, a new U.S. Preventive Services Task Force (USPSTF) recommendation say

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    3. Scans Spot Brain Damage in Those With High BP

      By Alan Mozes HealthDay Reporter THURSDAY, Sept. 17, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Sophisticated scans can spot early signs of brain damage in patients who have high blood pressure, researchers say. This type of brain damage may ultimately undermine the ability to think clearly, make decisions and contro

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    4. Blood Pressure Meds May Cut Alzheimer’s Risk

      Sept. 14, 2015 -- Inexpensive blood pressure medications may help protect the brain from Alzheimer’s disease, new research suggests. People with early thinking and memory issues who took an ACE inhibitor or an ARB medication for their high blood pressure were less likely to get Alzheimer’s disease t

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    5. Blood Pressure: How Low to Go?

      Sept. 11, 2015 -- When it comes to treating high blood pressure, lower is better, a new study shows. The study, which was stopped early on Friday because the results were so clear and positive for one group of patients, found that getting high blood pressure back down to normal levels -- at least 12

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    6. Acupuncture Might Help Ease High Blood Pressure

      By Randy Dotinga HealthDay Reporter WEDNESDAY, Sept. 2, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Can acupuncture benefit people with mildly or moderately elevated blood pressure? Perhaps, a small study suggests, but the researchers behind the trial acknowledge that it's too soon to say for sure. The researchers fou

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    7. Could Coffee Up Heart Risks for Some With High BP?

      By Robert Preidt HealthDay Reporter MONDAY, Aug. 31, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Bad news for young coffee lovers: Gulping down lots of your favorite pick-me-up might raise your risk of heart attack if you've already got high blood pressure, a new study suggests. Italian investigators looked at 12 year

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    8. Big Swings in Blood Pressure Could Spell Trouble

      By Steven Reinberg HealthDay Reporter MONDAY, July 27, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Wide blood pressure fluctuations may signal an increased risk of heart disease and early death, researchers say. The large study of people taking blood pressure medication found that variations of more than 14 mm Hg in s

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    9. 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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    10. 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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