11 hrs ago
Doubts over value of mid-life MOTs
Illnesses detected during the NHS's "mid-life MOT" could be "equally well detected" without the check-up, researchers have suggested.
18 hrs ago
Sacramento Bee Newspaper
Viewpoints: Improve health care by building on Medicare's success
Lately, I have been diagnosing a lot of high blood pressure and diabetes. Patients who have never received medical care are now pouring into the county-funded Sacramento Primary Care Clinic, which provides care to low-income and other underserved patients.
Wed Jul 30, 2014
TCM herb Eucommia does more for men and women than relieve backaches
The bark of the Eucommia ulmoides plant, also known as "Du Zhong", has been used for thousands of years by Traditional Chinese Medicine practitioners for various medical purposes.
Xenia Daily Gazette
Awareness campaign encourages sodium reduction2:14 pm
Americans eat too much salt, and most have no idea how much they are eating, according to new consumer research by the American Heart Association.
US News & World Report
When You Don't Follow Your Doctor's Orders
Often times patients will appear to comprehend their doctor's instructions, but once they've left the hospital they're completely lost.
What is cause of high blood pressure?
Despite the fact that high blood pressure has been recognised as a disease for many years it is fair to say that in the vast majority of sufferers there is no one definitive cause behind it.
Tue Jul 29, 2014
Study finds that lower blood pressure may not mean fewer heart risks
A recent study published online in JAMA Internal Medicine has found that those with blood pressure that falls below the "normal" systolic number of 120 do not obtain any more heart-related health benefits than those with numbers within the normal range .
Lowering of Blood Pressure for Recurrent Stroke Prevention [Topical Reviews]
Correspondence to Bruce Ovbiagele, MD, MSc, MAS, Department of Neurosciences, Medical University of South Carolina, 96 Jonathan Lucas St, CSB 301, MSC 606, Charleston, SC 29425.
People's Pharmacy: Desensitization shots can eliminate sting allergies
I got stung by yellow jackets last week and reacted terribly. I swelled up and broke out in hives all over my body.
Mon Jul 28, 2014
My Aha Moment
I was in good shape when I met my partner just over 10 years ago in San Diego at 205 pounds, 34 inch waist.
U.S. Environmental Protection Agency
Diesel Exhaust-Induced Pulmonary and Cardiovascular Impairment: The Role of Hypertension Intervention
Kodavanti, U., R. Thomas, A. Ledbetter, M. Schladweiler, V. Bass, Todd Krantz, C. King, A. Nyska, J. Richards, D. Andrews, AND I. Gilmour.
Probiotics have 'modest' effect on blood pressure
The team pooled data from nine randomised controlled trials, involving a total of 543 participants.
WSJM-AM Saint Joseph
Michigan, Do You Know Your Sodium Level?
While many Michiganders are taking steps to improve their diets, health experts are concerned they are still getting to much sodium, which can increase the risk for high blood pressure, heart disease, and stroke.
LA Daily News
Pass on the salt for better blood pressure
Nearly one in three adults has high blood pressure, which increases one's risk of heart disease and stroke.
Sun Jul 27, 2014
The Daily Record
Health brief July 27: Holmes County, Lodi, Ohio
The Holmes County Health Department offers children's immunization clinics at various sites throughout Holmes County each month.
Sat Jul 26, 2014
New York Daily News
Daily Checkup for Sunday, July 27: High blood pressure
Dr. Kelly Cassano, medical director for Mount Sinai Medical Group, emphasizes that lifestyle modifications may be the ticket to fighting high blood pressure.
Eating probiotics regularly may improve your blood pressure
Eating probiotics regularly may modestly improve your blood pressure, according to new research in the American Heart Association journal Hypertension.
Fri Jul 25, 2014
KFOR-TV Oklahoma City
Fans 4 Oklahomans making a difference in people's lives, here's how
Delma Boone has high blood pressure, back and leg problems, and worries about a heat stroke because he doesn't have cool air.
Medical News Today
High matrix metalloproteinase-9 expression induces microangiogenesis after cerebral infarction
Immunohistochemical assay demonstrated that matrix metalloproteinase-9 expression increased in the infarct border zones of stroke-prone spontaneously hypertensive rats.
Of excesses, moderation and drought
LAST week the court ordered cigarette giant RJ Reynolds of Tobaccoville, NC, to pay US$7.3m to Cynthia Robinson, widow of Mike Johnson; US$9.6m to his son; and US$26.3billion in punitive damages -- Ouch! From age 13, Mike smoked three packs a day and died of lung cancer at 36. Cynthia claimed: "In 1996 she never knew nicotine was addictive and bad ... (more)