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2014-08-18 08:28:53

Effects of an Oral Nitric Oxide Supplement on Functional Capacity and Blood Pressure in Adults with Prehypertension AUSTIN, Texas, Aug. 18, 2014 /PRNewswire-iReach/ -- Nitric oxide supplementation using a Neo40® lozenge significantly helps promote normal blood pressure, as indicated by a 30-day, blinded, placebo-controlled clinical study, conducted at the California Medical Institute by renowned cardiology researcher Dr. Ernst Schwarz. Prehypertension is a condition of having...

2014-08-05 17:26:14

The JAMA Network Journals Bottom Line: Hypertension in middle age (48 to 67 years) was associated with a greater, although still a modest, decline in cognition over a 20-year period compared with individuals who had normal blood pressure. Author: Rebecca F. Gottesman, M.D., Ph.D., of the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine, Baltimore, and colleagues. Background: Evidence suggests hypertension is a risk factor for cognitive change and dementia and midlife hypertension may be...

2014-08-04 16:26:22

PASADENA, Calif., Aug. 4, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- The mantra for treatment for high blood pressure has been "the lower, the better," but that goal can potentially put patients at risk of kidney failure or death, according to a Kaiser Permanente study published today in the Journal of the American College of Cardiology. http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnvar/20130718/SF49717LOGO Researchers examined the electronic health records of nearly 400,000 Kaiser Permanente patients in Southern California...

2014-07-31 23:18:01

Health professionals at Veteran's Administration hospitals and clinics can more accurately diagnose patients using the BpTRU Blood Pressure Monitor by eliminating the effects of white coat hypertension. Issaquah, WA (PRWEB) July 31, 2014 Recent studies at the Cleveland Clinic have shown 25% of patients report elevated blood pressure at the physician's office, but not at home. This has been called white coat hypertension and is attributed to anxiety related to an examination by a...

2014-06-28 23:02:45

How To Prevent High Blood Pressure Naturally Without Medication, a new report on the website Vkool.com uncovers to readers simple and easy diet tips to prevent hypertension without drugs. Seattle, WA (PRWEB) June 28, 2014 How To Prevent High Blood Pressure Naturally Without Medication, a new report on the site Vkool.com shows natural and safe tips to prevent hypertension without medication including:     Maintain a healthy weight: if people lose pounds of weight,...

Meta-analysis Shows Any Blood Pressure Reading Above Normal Could Increase Risk Of Stroke
2014-03-13 08:36:52

American Academy of Neurology Anyone with blood pressure that's higher than the optimal 120/80 mmHg may be more likely to have a stroke, according to a new meta-analysis published in the March 12, 2014, online issue of Neurology, the medical journal of the American Academy of Neurology. The meta-analysis looked at all of the available research on the risk of developing stroke in people with "prehypertension," or blood pressure higher than optimal but lower than the threshold to be...

The Dangers Of Masked Hypertension
2014-01-23 03:38:47

Lee Rannals for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online An elevated blood pressure (BP) is a sign of being at-risk for a heart attack, but not all measurements show a high BP while at the doctor. Researchers from the University of Leuven, Belgium found that patients who had a normal BP in clinic, but elevated BP when they measured at home, were at a higher risk of death and cardiovascular events compared to those who always have a normal BP. This type of behavior is what is known in the...

Women Vulnerable High Blood Pressure
2014-01-02 12:48:09

Brett Smith for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online A new study from researchers at Wake Forest University has found that women may be more vulnerable to the effects of high blood pressure than men. Published in the journal Therapeutic Advances in Cardiovascular Disease, the study found that women may experience more negative cardiovascular effects than men at the same elevated blood pressure level. "The medical community thought that high blood pressure was the same for both sexes and...

2013-12-13 09:53:14

Children of 2-parent homes grow up to have lower rates of adult hypertension In a study of African-American men, researchers from the National Institutes of Health found that boys who grew up in two-parent homes were less likely to have high blood pressure as adults compared to those raised by a single parent. Reported in the Dec. 12, 2013, issue of the journal Hypertension, this is the first study of an African-American population to document an association between childhood family living...

2013-10-18 13:02:03

Women with this pregnancy complication may benefit from blood pressure monitoring to avoid longer-term risks, researchers say High blood pressure during pregnancy could dramatically raise a woman's lifetime risk of stroke, according to a study presented today at the Canadian Stroke Congress. "We've found that women who had high blood pressure during pregnancy could be at higher risk of stroke, particularly if they had pre-eclampsia, which is a more severe form of high blood pressure,"...


Word of the Day
mallemaroking
  • Nautical, the visiting and carousing of sailors in the Greenland ships.
This word is apparently from a confusion of two similar Dutch words: 'mallemerok,' a foolish woman, and 'mallemok,' a name for some persons among the crew of a whaling vessel.