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    1. 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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    2. 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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    3. 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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    4. 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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    5. 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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    6. 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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    7. 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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    8. 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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    9. 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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    10. 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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