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  1. Many Young Adults May Have High Blood Pressure

    May 25, 2011 -- Close to 19% of young adults may have high blood pressure, and just half of them are aware of it despite this condition's strong link to heart attack and stroke risk, according to a new study. "There is a sleeping epidemic among young adults," says study researcher Kathleen Mullan Ha

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  2. Death Rate Declines for Americans With Hypertension

    April 25, 2011 -- There's been a decline in the number of deaths among Americans with high blood pressure for heart-related reasons or any cause, but these rates are still higher than in people with normal blood pressure, a study shows. “Mortality rates are going down for everybody with high blood p

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  3. Moms May Pass Hypertension Risk to Kids

    March 31, 2011 -- Mothers with a certain genetic mutation may pass the tendency to develop high blood pressure on to their children, according to a new study. Researchers from the U.S., China, and Austria made the discovery after focusing on a five-generation Chinese family. Many of its members who

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  4. Study: Treatment-Resistant Hypertension Overdiagnosed

    March 28, 2011-- Up to one-third of people who were thought to have treatment-resistant high blood pressure may actually have “white coat hypertension” -- blood pressure that spikes in the doctor’s office. The new findings appear in the journal Hypertension. Treatment-resistant high blood pressure o

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  5. Procedure May Lower Hard-to-Treat Hypertension

    March 28, 2011 -- An experimental procedure that uses radiofrequency energy to lower blood pressure may help millions of people with uncontrolled hypertension, a study suggests. The findings will be presented at the Society of Interventional Radiology's 36th Annual Scientific Meeting in Chicago. Dur

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  6. Music and Laughter May Help Lower Blood Pressure

    March 25, 2011 -- Middle-aged men and women may be able to lower their blood pressure readings by laughing more and listening to music they enjoy, new research indicates. Researchers at Osaka University in Japan set out to determine whether music and laughter interventions would reduce blood pressur

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  7. Exercise May Cut Salt’s Effect on Blood Pressure

    March 23, 2011 -- Regular exercise and a low-sodium diet are two lifestyle changes that are often recommended to lower high blood pressure. Now a new study shows that one appears to influence the other. Specifically, physical activity appears to help keep blood pressure from climbing after people ea

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  8. Sodas, Sugary Drinks May Raise BP

    Feb. 28, 2011 -- New research suggests that drinking sodas and other sugar-sweetened beverages every day may raise blood pressure, but a beverage industry trade group calls the study significantly flawed. Sugar-sweetened beverages are the No. 1 source of added sugars in the American diet, and the re

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  9. Heart Benefits for Women Who Cut Hypertension

    Jan. 24, 2011 -- Middle-aged women who take steps to lower their blood pressure could reduce their risk of having a stroke, heart attack, or developing heart failure, a new study shows. Researchers say they found that high systolic pressure -- the blood pressure when the heart contracts -- is a sign

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  10. Deep Brain Stimulation for Stubborn Hypertension

    Jan. 24, 2011 -- Using electrical pulses to stimulate nerve centers deep within the brain may reduce high blood pressure that can’t be controlled with medication, a case report shows. Doctors in the U.K. made the discovery after implanting a device that works as an electric stimulator of a region of

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