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  1. New Blood Pressure Guidelines

    By Dennis Thompson HealthDay Reporter WEDNESDAY, Dec. 18, 2013 (HealthDay News) -- Fewer people should take medicine to control their high blood pressure, a new set of guidelines recommends. Adults aged 60 or older should only take blood pressure medication if their blood pressure exceeds 150/90, wh

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  2. Treating Sleep Apnea May Lower Hard-to-Control Blood Pressure

    By Steven Reinberg HealthDay Reporter TUESDAY, Dec. 10 (HealthDay News) -- People with sleep apnea and hard-to-control high blood pressure may see their blood pressure drop if they treat the sleep disorder, Spanish researchers report. Continuous positive airway pressure (CPAP) is the standard treatm

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  3. Energy Drinks Affect Heart, MRI Scans Show

    By Dennis Thompson HealthDay Reporter MONDAY, Dec. 2, 2013 (HealthDay News) -- Energy drinks may provide a bit too much of a boost to your heart, creating additional strain on the organ and causing it to contract more rapidly than usual, German researchers report. Healthy people who drank energy dri

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  4. Flushed Face After Drinking Could Point to BP Risk

    By Robert Preidt HealthDay Reporter TUESDAY Nov. 19, 2013 (HealthDay News) -- If your face turns red after a few drinks, it could be a sign of added risk for alcohol-linked high blood pressure, new research suggests. It was already known that excessive drinking is a risk factor for high blood pressu

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  5. 6 Ways Pets Can Improve Your Health

    Have you ever noticed that you feel better when you're around your pet? It's true. Spending quality time with a dog, cat or other animal can have a positive impact on your mood and your health. Pets can be calming stress-fighters. "We found that pet owners, on average, were better off than non-owner

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  6. Common BP Drugs Tied to Lower Risk of Alzheimer's: Study

    By Mary Elizabeth Dallas HealthDay Reporter THURSDAY, Oct. 24 (HealthDay News) -- People who take certain commonly used blood pressure medications have a significantly lower risk for Alzheimer's disease than those who don't, a new study suggests. Although it remains unclear exactly how drugs such as

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  7. Half of People With High BP Don't Know It

    By Mary Elizabeth Dallas HealthDay Reporter TUESDAY, Sept. 3 (HealthDay News) -- High blood pressure, also known as hypertension, is common around the world and the leading cause of heart disease, but many people are unaware that they have it, a new study shows. The international team of researchers

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  8. Program Boosts Blood-Pressure Control for Patients

    By Kathleen Doheny HealthDay Reporter TUESDAY, Aug. 20 (HealthDay News) -- The rate of blood-pressure control among adults with hypertension who took part in an intensive program offered by their health maintenance organization nearly doubled in nine years, according to a new study. One key part of

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  9. Self-Monitoring BP Appears to Improve Results

    By Steven Reinberg HealthDay Reporter TUESDAY, Aug. 6 (HealthDay News) -- Tracking your own blood pressure at home can help you control hypertension, a new research review finds. And if you have a clinician's help in monitoring your blood pressure, you'll likely do even better, at least in the short

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  10. Following BP-Drug Schedule May Be Critical

    By Robert Preidt HealthDay Reporter WEDNESDAY, July 17 (HealthDay News) -- Failure to take blood pressure-lowering medicines as directed greatly increases the risk of stroke and death in patients with high blood pressure, a new study finds. "These results emphasize the importance of hypertensive [hi

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