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  1. High Blood Pressure Damages Organs

    Sept. 23, 2003 -- Even slightly elevated blood pressure can cause kidney and heart damage, a new study shows. The researchers found that high normal blood pressure can damage the kidney's ability to clear toxins from the blood. In addition, they found this level of blood pressure can cause an enlarg

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  2. High Blood Pressure Causes Memory Lapse?

    Sept. 23, 2003 -- There's more evidence that taking measures to prevent heart disease and stroke may benefit your mind as well as your body. A new study suggests that some short-term memory lapses often attributed to aging may actually result from having high blood pressure. "It's not that people wi

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  3. The New Low for High Blood Pressure

    One night back in May, I went to sleep with perfectly normal blood pressure, an unremarkable 120/80. The next day, I woke up in a blood pressure danger zone. What happened? My blood pressure didn't spike overnight; instead, government officials issued revised blood pressure guidelines that included

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  4. Millions Wasted on Blood Pressure Drugs

    Sept. 8, 2003 -- Americans may be wasting up to a billion dollars a year by choosing newer, more expensive high blood pressure medications over older and cheaper drugs. That was the finding from an international cost analysis, which calculated the potential annual savings of treating patients with w

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  5. A Little Exercise Lowers Blood Pressure

    Aug. 29, 2003 -- As little as an hour of exercise a week may be enough to help lower blood pressure -- a lot. Researchers say the findings suggest that the amount of exercise required to lower blood pressure in people with high blood pressure may be much lower than the current recommendations. The c

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  6. Unfair Bosses Raise Blood Pressure

    June 25, 2003 - Having an unfair boss not only makes workers' blood boil, it may also cause dangerous spikes in their blood pressure. A new study shows that bosses who are considered unreasonable by their employees create additional workplace stress and could contribute to a higher risk of heart att

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  7. Home Blood Pressure Readings Reveal Risk

    June 11, 2003 -- For people with high blood pressure, the blood pressure readings taken during routine daily activities may reveal more about their risk of heart attack and stroke than the ones taken at the doctor's office. A new study suggests that 24-hour blood pressure readings taken while people

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  8. Veggies Ward Off Big Mac's Attack

    May 21, 2003 -- Eating a lot of heart-healthy foods keeps your arteries in fighting trim. Trim enough to fight off the effects of a fast food meal, a new study suggests. Earlier work by University of Maryland researcher Gary D. Plotnick, MD, and colleagues showed that eating a high-fat meal puts a w

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  9. Older Hypertension Medications Best

    -->May 20, 2003 -- Another major study has found that the oldest and cheapest hypertension medications work better than newer and pricier hypertension medications. In a review of more than 40 trials involving almost 200,000 people, low-dose diuretics consistently performed as well as or better than

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  10. DASH Diet Works Like Hypertension Drug

    May 19, 2003 -- The DASH diet lowers blood pressure. Now researchers know why -- and the findings could help you cut down on hypertension drugs. New blood pressure guidelines show that hypertension is a problem for tens of millions of Americans. And a huge clinical trial recently showed that nearly

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