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    1. Elderly Often Skip Blood Pressure Pills

      June 27, 2005 -- Seniors may be more likely to take medications for diseases that produce noticeable symptoms rather than treat high blood pressure --- the "silent killer." High blood pressure is known as the silent killer because it has no symptoms. The condition dramatically raises the risk of hea

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    2. Hypertension Serious in Young Men

      You're under 35 and feel fine, yet the doctor says your blood pressure is high and you'd better come back to have it checked again. Being a red-blooded male, you figure five years will be soon enough. After all, isn't high blood pressure an old man's disease? "Young men are less likely than older me

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    3. Tip Sheet: High Blood Pressure and Pain Relievers

      When you have high blood pressure, you need to be very careful with over-the-counter pain medicines. Remember: No drug is risk-free. Here are some tips from the experts about using these medicines. Take the safest medicine. Unless your doctor has told you it's OK, do not use over-the-counter ibuprof

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    4. Lowering Blood Pressure: It's a 2-Step Process

      The WebMD Weight Loss Clinic Program can work well for people on a low-salt diet, as long as the sodium restriction is not severe (less than 2,000 mg per day).

    5. Father's Life Span Linked to Blood Pressure

      May 2, 2005 -- A father's longevity may influence his adult children's blood pressure, say French researchers. However, maternal longevity doesn't show the same pattern, say experts from INSERM, France's national health and medical research agency. "These results indicate that there are dynamic and

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    6. Both Beer, Red Wine Raise Blood Pressure

      April 18, 2005 -- Beer and red wine can raise your blood pressure, but researchers say alcohol is still heart healthy in the right amount. It's well known that alcohol can raise blood pressure, blood pressure, but it's been unclear if different types of alcohol have the same effect, says Renate R. Z

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    7. Exercise Alone No High Blood Pressure Cure

      April 12, 2005 -- A vigorous-intensity exercise program has many benefits for older people. But curing high blood pressure doesn't seem to be one of them. The finding comes from a research team including Kerry J. Stewart, EdD, director of the research exercise physiology program at Johns Hopkins Uni

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    8. Water Pill Works Best for High Blood Pressure

      April 5, 2005 -- African-Americans are roughly three times as likely as whites to die of illnesses caused by high blood pressure. Their increased risk is so great that what defines good blood pressure control is now lower for African-Americans good blood pressure control is now lower for African-Ame

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    9. Dark Chocolate May Lower Blood Pressure

      March 11, 2005 -- Now here's a prescription that chocoholics will gladly follow: Eat a healthy dose of dark chocolate every day to lower your blood pressure and reduce your risk of developing diabetes. A new study shows that eating dark chocolate decreases blood pressure and improves insulin sensiti

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    10. High-Fiber Diet May Fight High Blood Pressure

      March 4, 2005 -- Bulking up on fiber may help people keep their blood pressure under control, a new study shows. Researchers tallied the results of 25 studies on the effects of dietary fiber on blood pressure and found that a high-fiber diet was associated with a significant reduction in blood press

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