Stressed Childhood Might Raise Risk for High Blood Pressure Later

  • Posted on: 14 December 2016
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A stressful childhood might predispose some people to struggle with high blood pressure as adults, a new study suggests.
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A stressful childhood might predispose some people to struggle with high blood pressure as adults, a new study suggests.

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TUESDAY, Nov. 15, 2016 (HealthDay News)—A stressful childhood might predispose some people to struggle with high blood pressure as adults, a new study suggests.

And a second study found that having parents who had high blood pressure at a relatively young age also increased that risk.

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More Than Half of Americans Have a Chronic Disease

  • Posted on: 14 December 2016
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More than half of Americans have at least one chronic disease, mental illness or problem with drugs or alcohol, according to a new study.
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More than half of Americans have at least one chronic disease, mental illness or problem with drugs or alcohol, according to a new study.

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WEDNESDAY, Nov. 2, 2016 (HealthDay News)—More than half of Americans have at least one chronic disease, mental illness or problem with drugs or alcohol, according to a new study.

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High Blood Pressure May Hike Dementia Risk

  • Posted on: 14 December 2016
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High blood pressure, particularly in middle age, might open the door to dementia, the American Heart Association warns in a new scientific statement.
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High blood pressure, particularly in middle age, might open the door to dementia, the American Heart Association warns in a new scientific statement.

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MONDAY, Oct. 10, 2016 (HealthDay News)—High blood pressure, particularly in middle age, might open the door to dementia, the American Heart Association warns in a new scientific statement.

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Aggressive Blood Pressure Treatment for Elderly Is Safe and Worth It

  • Posted on: 14 December 2016
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People who get their high blood pressure down to normal levels may substantially cut their risk of heart disease -- even if they're elderly or have already had heart problems, new research suggests.
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People who get their high blood pressure down to normal levels may substantially cut their risk of heart disease -- even if they're elderly or have already had heart problems, new research suggests.

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SATURDAY, May 14, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- People who get their high blood pressure down to normal levels may substantially cut their risk of heart disease -- even if they're elderly or have already had heart problems, new research suggests.

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Be Aware of Your Blood Pressure

  • Posted on: 14 December 2016
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High blood pressure can have many serious affects on your body, so check your blood pressure this month and get control of this disease.
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High blood pressure can have many serious affects on your body, so check your blood pressure this month and get control of this disease.
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I love May, when the weather warms and the blooms and green trees and grass make it feel like a new start. It's time to roll up your sleeves—not only because you can get out and begin gardening (if you live in the Northeast, like me), but also for another reason: for the good of your health.

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THIS Increases Heart Patients' Risk of Stroke

  • Posted on: 29 March 2016
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Folks with high blood pressure and high cholesterol had a seven times greater risk of suffering a fatal stroke if they didn't follow their drug regimen to lower cholesterol and blood pressure.

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MONDAY, March 28, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- People at risk for heart disease are much more likely to die from a stroke if they don't take cholesterol-lowering statin drugs and blood pressure medications as prescribed, a new study reports.

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Could PMS Raise Women's Risk for High Blood Pressure?

  • Posted on: 24 November 2015
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Millions of women suffer through premenstrual syndrome (PMS), and now new research suggests that those with moderate-to-severe PMS may be at heightened risk for high blood pressure later in life.

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TUESDAY, Nov. 24, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Millions of women suffer through premenstrual syndrome (PMS), and now new research suggests that those with moderate-to-severe PMS may be at heightened risk for high blood pressure later in life.

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Are Your Controlling Your Blood Pressure?

  • Posted on: 12 November 2015
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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.

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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.

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Chickenpox Rates Have Decreased Significantly

  • Posted on: 14 August 2015
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Chickenpox cases have decreased sharply since 1995 for several reasons—read on to learn why.

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THURSDAY, Aug. 13, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Chickenpox cases in the United States have dropped sharply since a vaccine against the disease became available in 1995, a new study shows.

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Know Your Risk for High Blood Pressure

  • Posted on: 26 May 2015
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Be informed about what your risk factors are for high blood pressure and learn to control the ones you can.

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Article courtesy of Measure Up/Pressure Down®

Your risk for high blood pressure can be affected by many factors. Your age, race and
genes are all things you can't control. But you can control high blood pressure. Start by being informed about your risk factors.

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