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  1. Tea Drinkers Reap Blood Pressure Benefits

    July 26, 2004 -- Drinking as little as a half-cup of green or oolong tea per day may lower the risk of high blood pressure by nearly 50%, according to a new study of Chinese tea drinkers. Researchers found that men and women who drank tea on a daily basis for at least a year were much less likely to

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  2. Hypertension, Cholesterol Duo Undertreated

    June 28, 2004 -- If you have high blood pressure, the chances are good you also have cholesterol or other lipid problems, suggests new research. And to make matters worse, these "compounding" risks of heart attack and stroke are probably being treated inadequately or not at all. In the study, resear

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  3. Cool Head Now = Good Blood Pressure Later

    June 21, 2004 -- Advice to young adults: Don't overreact so much. Staying cool now reduces high blood pressure risk later, a new study shows. When 20-year-olds react to stress with spikes in blood pressure, they are more likely to have high blood pressure when they hit their 40s, reports researcher

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  4. 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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  5. 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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  6. 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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  7. 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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  8. 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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  9. 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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  10. 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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