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  1. Acupuncture Doesn't Lower Blood Pressure

    May 25, 2004 (New York) -- Proponents of acupuncture say it is effective for treating dozens of ailments including allergies, asthma, sports injuries, and migraines, but results of new study show that acupuncture is not effective for treating high blood pressure. "There are studies that report about

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  2. Single Blood Pressure Reading Predicts Risks

    May 25, 2004 -- A single change in just one vital sign measure among people with hypertension may be an early warning sign of future heart risk. New research shows that individual changes in vital sign measure -- especially blood pressure -- are an important predictor of heart disease, heart attack,

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  3. Check Blood Pressure Starting at Age 3

    May 20, 2004 (New York) -- High blood pressure -- the silent disease that leads to heart attacks, strokes, and kidney failure in adults -- is rapidly becoming a concern for the nation's children. Now the National High Blood Pressure Education Program is issuing new guidelines to deal with the proble

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  4. Marriage Makes the Heart Grow Healthier?

    May 17, 2004 -- Marriage may not only make your heart happier, it may also make it healthier. A new study shows that married persons are less likely to have high blood pressure than those who are divorced, widowed, or separated from their spouses. Researchers say nonmarried adults may face a higher

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  5. Following BP Guidelines Could Save Money

    April 21, 2004 -- A national savings of more than a billion dollars a year could be realized among elderly patients if doctors followed new high blood pressure treatment guidelines, a report from Harvard Medical School suggests. Those guidelines call for the use of diuretics, commonly referred to as

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  6. Meditation Helps Teens Lower Blood Pressure

    April 2, 2004 -- Getting a teenager to sit still and meditate for 15 minutes twice a day may be a challenge in itself, but a new study shows the health rewards may be worth the effort. Researchers found African-American adolescents at risk for hypertension in adulthood were able to lower their blood

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  7. Home Blood Pressure Tests Predict Risk Better

    March 16, 2004 -- Home blood pressure tests may be a better predictor of heart disease or stroke risk than those performed at the doctor's office, a new study suggests. French researchers found home blood pressure measurements taken among a group of elderly men and women with high blood pressure mor

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  8. New Guidelines for Exercise and Hypertension

    March 9, 2004 -- Getting at least 30 minutes a day of exercise not only helps prevent heart problems, but it should also be a part of the prescription for treating people with high blood pressure, according to a new report. Revised guidelines on exercise and hypertension released today by the Americ

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  9. Blood Pressure Drugs Don't Discriminate

    Feb. 26, 2004 -- Individual differences are much more important than racial ones when it comes to prescribing drugs to treat high blood pressure, according to a new study. On average, researchers say blacks and whites may differ slightly in their response to blood pressure lowering drugs, but they h

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  10. Antioxidant May Help Lower Blood Pressure

    Feb. 20, 2004 -- Taking an antioxidant supplement made from the bark of French pine trees may help people with high blood pressure reduce their dependence on medications taken to keep their blood pressure under control, new research shows. The study shows that people with high blood pressure who too

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