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You are at an increased risk of high blood pressure or hypertension if you are overweight, have a relative with high blood pressure, smoke, eat too much salt, do not eat enough fruits and vegetables, do not exercise, drink too much coffee and alcohol, or

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Regular exercise may safeguard against memory loss

Thu, 20 Oct 2016 00:00:00 PDT

Regular exercise has been found to improve overall thinking skills and cardiovascular capacity in people with vascular cognitive impairment.

New statement provides guidance about potential interactions between statins and commonly prescribed heart disease drugs

Wed, 19 Oct 2016 06:00:00 PDT

A new scientific statement from the American Heart Association provides guidance on how to manage the drug interactions of cholesterol-lowering medications called statins with other select heart...

High blood pressure raises risk of cognitive decline, dementia

Tue, 11 Oct 2016 08:00:00 PDT

A scientific statement from the American Heart Association concludes that high blood pressure can raise the risk of cognitive impairment in later life.

High blood pressure drugs impact depression, bipolar disorder

Tue, 11 Oct 2016 00:00:00 PDT

Some high blood pressure lowering medications may affect mood disorders, such as depression and bipolar disorder, according to new research.

Lowering systolic blood pressure to below 120 would save more than 100,000 lives per year

Thu, 06 Oct 2016 00:00:00 PDT

Intensive treatment to lower systolic (top number) blood pressure to below 120 would save more than 100,000 lives per year in the United States, according to a study led by Loyola University...

Brain mapping study reveals why blood pressure changes in people with chronic pain

Wed, 05 Oct 2016 00:00:00 PDT

A new study from Neuroscience Research Australia (NeuRA) has uncovered the underlying brain mechanisms that cause some people to experience an increase in blood pressure after being exposed to...

Hypertension in children, teens linked to poorer cognitive skills

Fri, 30 Sep 2016 08:00:00 PDT

Researchers found that children and adolescents with high blood pressure performed worse on cognitive tests than those with normal blood pressure.

Region of body fat affects heart disease risk

Tue, 27 Sep 2016 00:00:00 PDT

People who carry excess belly fat face an increased risk of heart disease, compared with people who have fat elsewhere, new research finds

Sauna: What are the Health Benefits?

Mon, 26 Sep 2016 06:00:00 PDT

Saunas have been used for hundreds of years, and spending time in a sauna can feel good. Learn about further health benefits to be had beyond relaxation.

7 Natural Diuretics to Eat and Drink

Thu, 22 Sep 2016 00:00:00 PDT

Diuretics are a useful treatment for high blood pressure and other conditions. Learn about seven natural diuretics and their considerations here.

Size is everything when it comes to high blood pressure

Tue, 20 Sep 2016 09:00:00 PDT

The body's smallest organ dictates your blood pressure.The size of a grain of rice, the carotid body, located between two major arteries that feed the brain with blood, has been found to...

Innovative sound therapy treats hypertension and migraine

Sat, 17 Sep 2016 00:00:00 PDT

A groundbreaking device that aligns the left and right brain using sound alone may reduce the symptoms of migraine, hypertension, and insomnia.

Preterm birth leads to smaller kidneys, higher blood pressure in adulthood

Fri, 16 Sep 2016 07:00:00 PDT

Premature birth cuts short kidney development, resulting in smaller kidney size and higher blood pressure in adulthood, according to a study presented at the American Heart Association's Council on...

Lowering blood pressure's top number could prevent 100,000-plus deaths a year

Fri, 16 Sep 2016 00:00:00 PDT

More than 100,000 deaths could be prevented annually if adults with specific common risk factors for heart disease would engage in an intensive program to lower systolic blood pressure, the top...

Eating more fruits and vegetables cut kidney patients' medicine expense in half

Wed, 14 Sep 2016 12:00:00 PDT

People with kidney disease who added more fruits and vegetables to their diet had improved blood pressure and cut their medicine expenses nearly in half compared to those who were treated with a...

How to Lower Your Blood Pressure: 6 Easy Ways

Tue, 13 Sep 2016 06:00:00 PDT

There are a number of steps, including both lifestyle measures and drugs doctors can provide, that can help to lower blood pressure. Learn about six here.

Blood pressure: Large global study uncovers links to new genes

Mon, 12 Sep 2016 08:00:00 PDT

One of the largest studies of its kind - with data on over 347,000 individuals - has uncovered 31 new gene regions linked to blood pressure.

Hypertension: Releasing the pressure at its source

Wed, 07 Sep 2016 00:00:00 PDT

Researchers eyeing first new anti-hypertensive drug treatment strategy in more than 15 years.

Caffeine may complicate blood pressure treatment and diagnosis

Sun, 04 Sep 2016 00:00:00 PDT

Caffeine has been linked to increases in blood pressure, and a new study suggests that it may interfere with blood pressure testing and treatment.

Caution urged in the use of blood pressure lowering treatment for heart disease patients

Wed, 31 Aug 2016 05:00:00 PDT

Caution has been urged in the use of blood pressure lowering treatment for heart disease patients after a study in more than 22 000 patients with coronary artery disease found that too low blood...

All You Need to Know About Nephritis

Sun, 28 Aug 2016 00:00:00 PDT

Learn all about nephritis, a condition where the kidney becomes inflamed. This article looks at the causes, symptoms, and treatment of nephritis.

Fatty Liver: All You Need to Know About Nonalcoholic Fatty Liver Disease

Thu, 25 Aug 2016 06:00:00 PDT

Learn all about nonalcoholic fatty liver disease. This article looks at the causes, symptoms, diagnosis, treatment, and outlook for NAFLD.

New understanding of pulmonary hypertension leads to promising drug targets

Mon, 22 Aug 2016 13:00:00 PDT

A groundbreaking new study led by researchers from the University of Pittsburgh and UPMC has identified a new group of compounds that could have robust effects in treating pulmonary hypertension...

Study suggests ways to block hypertension in those with sleep apnea

Wed, 17 Aug 2016 05:00:00 PDT

Obstructive sleep apnea - a disorder that affects nearly one out of four people between the ages of 30 and 70 - is a common cause of high blood pressure. In the Aug.

Swap a soda for water to reduce weight gain

Mon, 15 Aug 2016 07:00:00 PDT

Swapping an 8-ounce sugary drink for water reduces calorie intake, obesity prevalence, and benefits overall health, say Virginia Tech researchers.