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  1. 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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  2. 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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  3. 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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  4. 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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  5. 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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  6. 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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  7. 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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  8. Strawberries, Blueberries May Ward Off High Blood Pressure

    Jan. 21, 2011 -- Eating just 1 cup of strawberries or blueberries each week can reduce your risk of developing high blood pressure, a major risk factor for heart disease and stroke. The new findings appear in the February issue of the American Journal of Clinical Nutrition. The new study included 87

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  9. Where You Live Is a Factor in Hypertension

    Dec. 6, 2010 -- Race, place, and gender appear to be strongly associated with high blood pressure, a major risk for heart disease and stroke, according to new data. A 20-year study involving more than 3,400 young, initially healthy adults in four urban areas found that the risk of developing high bl

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  10. Zapping Kidney Nerves Lowers Stubborn High Blood Pressure

    Nov. 17, 2010 (Chicago) -- An experimental device that destroys nerves near the kidney helped to lower blood pressure in people whose hypertension remained out of control despite treatment with an average of five drugs, Australian researchers report. In a six-month study of about 100 people, systoli

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