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  1. 7 Steps to Tame Prehypertension

    Is your blood pressure higher than it should be? Lower than the high blood pressure range, but still above normal? That's prehypertension, and it may be more serious than you think. Prehypertension is between 120-139 for the first number in your blood pressure reading, and/or 80-89 for the second nu

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  2. Pharmacist-Guided Home Blood Pressure Monitoring

    By Serena Gordon HealthDay Reporter TUESDAY, July 2 (HealthDay News) -- Using home blood pressure monitoring and partnering with a pharmacist for lifestyle advice and medication changes led to better control of hypertension, a new study shows. After six months of the intervention, nearly 72 percent

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  3. Cell Calls During BP Readings May Skew Results

    By Alan Mozes HealthDay Reporter WEDNESDAY, May 15 (HealthDay News) -- New Italian research offers some cautionary advice for patients with high blood pressure: The next time you take a blood pressure reading, turn off your cellphone. The reason: Answering a cellphone call during a reading may cause

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  4. Yoga May Help Ease High Blood Pressure

    By Robert Preidt HealthDay Reporter WEDNESDAY, May 15 (HealthDay News) -- People who follow the ancient practice of yoga may be getting an added health boost, with a new study suggesting it can fight high blood pressure -- also known as hypertension. "This study confirms many people's feelings that

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  5. People With High Blood Pressure May Crave Salt

    By Maureen Salamon HealthDay Reporter WEDNESDAY, May 15 (HealthDay News) -- High-salt diets have long been linked to high blood pressure, but new research finds that those with the condition may have a far greater preference for salty foods than those with normal blood pressure. In a small study of

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  6. Most Americans Should Eat Less Salt: Report

    By Steven Reinberg HealthDay Reporter TUESDAY, May 14 (HealthDay News) -- Most Americans should consume less salt, but too little salt can also cause health problems for some, a new report says. The problem is that there is scant evidence for determining exactly how much salt is too much and how lit

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  7. Alternative Treatments May Help Cut Blood Pressure

    By Randy Dotinga HealthDay Reporter MONDAY, April 22 (HealthDay News) -- Alternative treatments like transcendental meditation, biofeedback and guided breathing appear to reduce high blood pressure in some people, a new report suggests. But only one method that does not involve medication -- aerobic

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  8. Nearly 30% of Americans Have High Blood Pressure

    By Steven Reinberg HealthDay Reporter THURSDAY, April 4 (HealthDay News) -- The proportion of Americans reporting they have high blood pressure rose nearly 10 percent from 2005 to 2009, federal health officials said Thursday. High blood pressure -- or hypertension, a major risk factor for heart dise

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  9. Energy Drinks Linked to Changes in Heart Rhythm

    By Randy Dotinga HealthDay Reporter THURSDAY, March 21 (HealthDay News) -- Energy drinks boost blood pressure and may make the heart more susceptible to electrical short circuits, new research suggests. But it's not clear how much of this effect on blood pressure has to do with caffeine, which also

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  10. Most Adults Get Too Much Salt, Study Finds

    By Robert Preidt HealthDay Reporter THURSDAY, March 21 (HealthDay News) -- Three-quarters of adults worldwide, including many Americans, consume nearly twice the daily recommended amount of salt, according to a new study. The World Health Organization recommends limiting sodium to less than 2,000 mi

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