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    1. Top Blood Pressure Number Is Key in Seniors

      Aug. 31, 2004 -- People aged 60 and older commonly face a unique blood pressure problem. And new research shows that this is something that shouldn't be ignored. Blood pressure is noted by two numbers. The upper number, systolic blood pressure, measures the pressure in the arteries when the heart pu

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    2. High BP + Cold Weather Ups Heart Attack Risk

      Aug. 31, 2004 (Munich, Germany) -- High blood pressure is a well-known risk factor for heart disease and stroke, but new research suggests that the risk attributed to high blood pressure goes up as the temperature goes down. Researchers in France report that for those with high blood pressure -- mea

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    3. 1 in 3 Adults Has High Blood Pressure.

      Aug. 23, 2004 -- The number of adults in the U.S. with high blood pressure increased by nearly a third during the last 10 years, according to the latest government figures. Sixty-five million Americans now have hypertension compared with 50 million a decade ago -- an 8% increase. While much of the r

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    4. Eyes Help Predict High Blood Pressure

      Aug. 9, 2004 -- Want to know if you're likely to develop high blood pressure? The answer may lie in your eyes. Color, size, and shape don't matter. Nor does quality of eyesight. Instead, it's tiny blood vessels, called retinal arterioles, that count. The vessels, found in the retina, can be photogra

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