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  • Lifestyle changes reduce the need for blood pressure medications

    https://s3.amazonaws.com/cms.ipressroom.com/67/files/20173/58e16709a138353201a85a4e_Blood Pressure Medication/Blood Pressure Medication_thmb.jpgStudy Highlights: Men and women with high blood pressure reduced the need for antihypertensive medications by making lifestyle changes. A 16-week program, focused on the DASH diet, weight management and exercise, resulted in the most dramatic…

  • Monitoring at home yields better blood pressure control

    https://s3.amazonaws.com/cms.ipressroom.com/67/files/20145/53ac36f07241c85aeb0035f9_Blood Pressure cuff on man/Blood Pressure cuff on man_thmb.jpgStudy Highlights: People with high blood pressure are more likely to get it under control if they record blood pressure readings at home and share the data with their healthcare provider. At-home monitoring gives providers a better sense of patients’…

  • Dangerous blood pressure spikes among blacks happen five times more often than average

    https://s3.amazonaws.com/cms.ipressroom.com/67/files/20147/53dbcfafee750e413f020665_High blood pressure/High blood pressure_thmb.jpgStudy Highlights: Blacks with high blood pressure experience hypertensive crisis, a life-threatening condition where blood pressure surges severely and quickly, at a rate five times the national average.  Hypertensive crisis can lead to organ damage…

  • Children with food insecurity at risk for high blood pressure

    https://s3.amazonaws.com/cms.ipressroom.com/67/files/20145/5397675fee750e34790017e0_Blood pressure cuff on child/Blood pressure cuff on child_thmb.jpgStudy Highlights: Children and teens with uncertain or limited access to nutritional foods, known as food insecurity, are more likely to have high blood pressure than those who are food secure. Food insecurity impacts about 6 million U.S. children…

  • Sleepiness common among black women, may be linked to high blood pressure

    https://s3.amazonaws.com/cms.ipressroom.com/67/files/20125/4ffd6d9929371a77a90000aa_PIC-Blood_Pressure_Check_2/PIC-Blood_Pressure_Check_2_thmb.jpgStudy Highlights: In a study with black women who are overweight or obese, nearly half reported sleeping less than 7 hours at night, and many also reported daytime sleepiness. Women who were sleepy during the day were less likely to be physically…