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    1. BP Swings Tied to Faster Decline in Mental Skills

      By Steven Reinberg HealthDay Reporter MONDAY, May 23, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- Fluctuations in blood pressure may be linked to faster declines in thinking skills among seniors, a new study suggests. Among older patients, those whose systolic blood pressure -- the top number in a blood pressure readi

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    2. Could Potatoes Be Bad for Blood Pressure?

      By Steven Reinberg HealthDay Reporter TUESDAY, May 17, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- Potatoes are a popular staple of the American diet, but eating too many -- whether boiled, baked, mashed or fried -- may raise the risk for high blood pressure, a new study suggests. Consuming four or more servings of po

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    3. Wearable Monitor Helps Spot 'Masked' High BP

      By Mary Elizabeth Dallas HealthDay Reporter MONDAY, May 16, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- Constant blood pressure monitoring could help doctors spot black people with "masked," or undetected, high blood pressure, a new study suggests. "Masked" high blood pressure can be difficult to diagnose. People with

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    4. Booze, High Blood Pressure a Dangerous Mix

      By Steven Reinberg HealthDay Reporter FRIDAY, May 13, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- Even an ounce of alcohol a day might alter heart function if you have high blood pressure, researchers report. For someone with high blood pressure, drinking -- even in small amounts -- can impair functioning of the lower

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    5. Do-It-Yourself Blood Pressure Checks

      By Steven Reinberg HealthDay Reporter MONDAY, March 28, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- Keeping track of your blood pressure at home may provide a better indicator of your risk for heart disease and stroke than waiting to have it taken by your doctor, Japanese researchers report. The study found the risk f

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    6. College-Age Binge Drinkers May Face Higher BP

      By Dennis Thompson HealthDay Reporter FRIDAY, Feb. 19, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- Young adults who regularly binge drink have elevated blood pressure compared to those who drink occasionally, and could wind up with high blood pressure, researchers warn in a new study. Among binge-drinking young adults

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    7. New Blood Pressure Guidelines Dangerous?

      By Dennis Thompson HealthDay Reporter MONDAY, Feb. 1, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- Scientists continue to debate when doctors should prescribe blood pressure medication for older Americans, with a new study saying delayed treatment puts people at greater risk of stroke. For people 60 and older, a U.S. p

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    8. Newer Blood Pressure Drugs as Good as Older Ones

      By Mary Elizabeth Dallas HealthDay Reporter MONDAY, Jan. 4, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- Newer blood pressure drugs are as safe and effective as older medications, new research suggests. Scientists at the NYU Langone Medical Center in New York City said their findings settle a longstanding debate about

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    9. All High-Risk Patients Should Get BP Meds: Study

      By Alan Mozes HealthDay Reporter THURSDAY, Dec. 24, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- People known to be at high risk for a heart attack or stroke should be given blood pressure-lowering medications no matter their blood pressure level, new research suggests. Current protocols recommend starting medication w

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    10. Nearly Half of Americans Have Uncontrolled High BP

      By Dennis Thompson HealthDay Reporter THURSDAY, Nov. 12, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Nearly half of Americans with high blood pressure are not properly controlling their condition, increasing their risk of heart attack, stroke and heart disease, a new government report shows. About 47 percent of people

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