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Understanding the new blood pressure guidelines

Understanding the new blood pressure guidelines

The American College of Cardiology and the American Heart Association have issued new blood pressure guidelines that redefine high blood pressure, also known as...

This blood pressure drug could help treat anxiety, pain

An inhaled form of a high blood pressure medication has potential to treat certain types of anxiety as well as pain, according to a...

As your BMI increases, your blood pressure may rise as well

Body mass index is positively associated with blood pressure, according to the ongoing study of 1.7 million Chinese men and women. These findings appear in...
Plant-based diet could lower cholesterol and improve blood pressure, says new study

Plant-based diet could lower cholesterol and improve blood pressure

A new meta-analysis published in the journal Progress in Cardiovascular Diseases finds that a diet that includes plant protein, fiber, nuts, and plant sterols lowers cholesterol,...

9 drugs that could treat high blood pressure

Blood pressure medicines work in different ways to stop or slow some of the body’s functions that cause high blood pressure. Common medicines that could...

Scientists discover over 500 new genes that influence our blood pressure

Over 500 new gene regions that influence people's blood pressure have been discovered in the largest global genetic study of blood pressure to date,...
6 unusual signs that you need to check your heart health

6 unusual signs that something is wrong in your heart

The heart and arteries comprise one of our bodies’ largest organ systems, and, when they cannot work normally, symptoms can appear in unrelated parts...

Phone app gets more adults to take their blood pressure medication

People with high blood pressure are more inclined to take their medications correctly if an app on their smartphone reminds them, a new study...

4 things happen when you eat too much salt

Did you know the word “salary” stems from salt and its storied use throughout human history, dating as far back as 6050 BC? It has...

Nearly 1 in 5 with supposed drug-resistant high blood pressure aren’t taking meds

For about one in five people with what appears to be hard-to-treat, or resistant, high blood pressure, they simply aren’t taking prescribed medications, new...