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    1. 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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    2. 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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    3. 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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    4. 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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    5. Lower Blood Pressure Target Could Save Lives

      By Dennis Thompson HealthDay Reporter MONDAY, Nov. 9, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Millions of Americans could avoid heart disease if doctors controlled their high blood pressure more aggressively than previously recommended, a groundbreaking study contends. The SPRINT trial has revealed that a target s

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    6. Confirm High BP at Home, U.S. Task Force Says

      By Steven Reinberg HealthDay Reporter MONDAY, Oct. 12, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- High blood pressure levels should generally be confirmed with home or ambulatory blood pressure monitoring before starting treatment for hypertension, a new U.S. Preventive Services Task Force (USPSTF) recommendation say

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    7. Scans Spot Brain Damage in Those With High BP

      By Alan Mozes HealthDay Reporter THURSDAY, Sept. 17, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Sophisticated scans can spot early signs of brain damage in patients who have high blood pressure, researchers say. This type of brain damage may ultimately undermine the ability to think clearly, make decisions and contro

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    8. Blood Pressure Meds May Cut Alzheimer’s Risk

      Sept. 14, 2015 -- Inexpensive blood pressure medications may help protect the brain from Alzheimer’s disease, new research suggests. People with early thinking and memory issues who took an ACE inhibitor or an ARB medication for their high blood pressure were less likely to get Alzheimer’s disease t

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    9. Blood Pressure: How Low to Go?

      Sept. 11, 2015 -- When it comes to treating high blood pressure, lower is better, a new study shows. The study, which was stopped early on Friday because the results were so clear and positive for one group of patients, found that getting high blood pressure back down to normal levels -- at least 12

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    10. Acupuncture Might Help Ease High Blood Pressure

      By Randy Dotinga HealthDay Reporter WEDNESDAY, Sept. 2, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Can acupuncture benefit people with mildly or moderately elevated blood pressure? Perhaps, a small study suggests, but the researchers behind the trial acknowledge that it's too soon to say for sure. The researchers fou

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