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  1. Doctors Really Do Raise Your Blood Pressure

    By Robert Preidt HealthDay Reporter WEDNESDAY, March 26, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Patients' blood pressure readings are notably higher when they're taken by a doctor than by a nurse, a new study finds. This link between doctors and higher blood pressure readings is known as the "white coat effect,"

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  2. Vegetarian Diet May Help Lower Blood Pressure, Research Suggests

    By Brenda Goodman HealthDay Reporter MONDAY, Feb. 24, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Adopting a vegetarian diet may help people shave points off their blood pressure, a large study from Japan suggests. The research, a review of 39 studies that included almost 22,000 people, found vegetarians had blood pre

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  3. High BP in Young Adults, Heart Trouble Later?

    By Amy Norton HealthDay Reporter TUESDAY, Feb. 4, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Twenty-somethings with even mildly elevated blood pressure may face an increased risk of clogged heart arteries by middle age, a long-term U.S. study finds. The study, which tracked nearly 4,700 people, found that even "pre-h

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  4. Sunlight Might Be Good for Your Blood Pressure

    By Steven Reinberg HealthDay Reporter MONDAY, Jan. 20 (HealthDay News) -- Sunlight is known to lower blood pressure, but now a team of British researchers has figured out why. What they found is that nitric oxide stored in the top layers of the skin reacts to sunlight and causes blood vessels to wid

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  5. Green Tea May Interfere With a Blood Pressure Medicine

    By Kathleen Doheny HealthDay Reporter MONDAY, Jan. 13, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Drinking green tea may lessen the effects of the medication nadolol (Corgard), used to treat high blood pressure, a new small study suggests. Researchers gave 10 volunteers a single dose of 30 milligrams of nadolol after

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  6. Too Few Americans Aware of Their High BP

    By Kathleen Doheny HealthDay Reporter MONDAY, Dec. 23, 2013 (HealthDay News) -- High blood pressure is a preventable and treatable risk factor for heart attack and stroke, but about one-quarter of adults don't know they have it, according to a large new study. Among those who do know they have the c

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  7. Americans Still Eat Too Much Salt: CDC

    By Steven Reinberg HealthDay Reporter THURSDAY, Dec. 19 (HealthDay News) -- Americans' love of salt has continued unabated in the 21st century, putting people at risk for high blood pressure, the leading cause of heart attack and stroke, U.S. health officials said Thursday. In 2010, more than 90 per

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  8. New Blood Pressure Guidelines

    By Dennis Thompson HealthDay Reporter WEDNESDAY, Dec. 18, 2013 (HealthDay News) -- Fewer people should take medicine to control their high blood pressure, a new set of guidelines recommends. Adults aged 60 or older should only take blood pressure medication if their blood pressure exceeds 150/90, wh

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  9. Treating Sleep Apnea May Lower Hard-to-Control Blood Pressure

    By Steven Reinberg HealthDay Reporter TUESDAY, Dec. 10 (HealthDay News) -- People with sleep apnea and hard-to-control high blood pressure may see their blood pressure drop if they treat the sleep disorder, Spanish researchers report. Continuous positive airway pressure (CPAP) is the standard treatm

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  10. Energy Drinks Affect Heart, MRI Scans Show

    By Dennis Thompson HealthDay Reporter MONDAY, Dec. 2, 2013 (HealthDay News) -- Energy drinks may provide a bit too much of a boost to your heart, creating additional strain on the organ and causing it to contract more rapidly than usual, German researchers report. Healthy people who drank energy dri

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