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Two Studies Support Intensive Blood Pressure Control for Long-term Health, Quality of Life

August 23, 2017

Two studies provide additional support for lowering systolic blood pressure to an intensive goal of 120 mmHg – far below the standard guidelines of 140 mmHg – to reduce the risk of heart disease in high-risk patients with hypertension. The new research shows that intensive blood pressure control is well-tolerated by patients and is cost-effective in terms of health-related quality of life and financial costs to the healthcare system.... Read more

Two Studies Support Intensive Blood Pressure Control for Long-term Health, Quality of Life

August 23, 2017

Two studies provide additional support for lowering systolic blood pressure to an intensive goal of 120 mmHg – far below the standard guidelines of 140 mmHg – to reduce the risk of heart disease in high-risk patients with hypertension. The new research shows that intensive blood pressure control is well-tolerated by patients and is cost-effective in terms of health-related quality of life and financial costs to the healthcare system.... Read more

Seven Reasons Why Loving Relationships Are Good For You

February 14, 2017

How loving relationships sustain us, define us, and keep us healthy. ... Read more

Intensive Blood Pressure Control Could Prevent 100,000 Deaths Each Year

February 13, 2017

Researchers have projected that aggressively lowering blood pressure could help prevent more than 100,000 deaths in the U.S. each year. Experts from the University of Utah and institutions across the country built upon the landmark Systolic Blood Pressure Intervention Trial which found that decreasing blood pressure to 120 mmHg compared to 140 mmHg reduced heart attack, stroke and death in people that were at high risk. Until now, the number of lives that could be saved was unknown.... Read more

Even Frail, Older Adults Could Benefit From Intensive Blood Pressure Reduction

May 19, 2016

Adults with hypertension who are age 75 years and older, including those who are frail and with poor overall health, could benefit from lowering their blood pressure below current medical guidelines. The multi-institutional investigation was published online in The Journal of the American Medical Association (JAMA) and presented at the American Geriatrics Society Annual Scientific Meeting on May 19. ... Read more

A New Target for Blood Pressure

November 09, 2015

A new study finding on lowering blood pressure could have a far reaching impact on adults in the United States. ... Read more

Not So Sweet: Sugar Contributes to High Blood Pressure, Too

December 19, 2014

Sugar may be “more meaningfully related” to your blood pressure than salt, according to a new report. You should try to cut back on both.... Read more

Brew for Your Heart: Tea Helps Lower Blood Pressure

November 03, 2014

Long-term tea drinking can lower your blood pressure naturally, but one type of tea works best.... Read more

Got Milk? It May Lower Your Blood Pressure

September 29, 2014

Most people know that drinking milk is good for your bones. New research finds it may be good for your heart, too.... Read more

Yogurt and Other Foods Containing Probiotics May Lower Blood Pressure

August 01, 2014

Yogurt is good for your bones, but it may also be good for your heart thanks to its probiotics.... Read more

Have a Heart Healthy Vacation

July 16, 2014

You've been warned: going on vacation may be bad for your health. The ... Read more

Do You Have High Blood Pressure?

April 01, 2014

Nearly a third of Americans have high blood pressure. Do you know where you stand?... Read more

Making History: Women and Stroke

February 11, 2014

AHA/ASA's new stroke prevention guidelines mark first time stroke prevention guidelines have been released specifically for women.... Read more

Why You Should Take Your Blood Pressure at Home

October 02, 2013

Tom Miller, M.D. discusses the benefits and advantages of taking your blood pressure at home.... Read more