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Blood Pressure is the force of circulating blood on the walls of the arteries. Blood pressure is taken using two measurements: systolic (measured when the heart beats, when blood pressure is at its highest) and diastolic (measured between heart beats, when blood pressure is at its lowest). Blood pressure is written with the systolic blood pressure first, followed by the diastolic blood pressure (for example 120/80).
Blood pressure hormone system important for cardiovascular health can promote obesity

Blood pressure hormone system important for cardiovascular health can promote obesity

New research by University of Iowa scientists helps explain how a hormone system often targeted to treat cardiovascular disease can also lower metabolism and promote obesity. [More]
Psoriasis treatments may help improve cardiovascular symptoms by reducing skin inflammation

Psoriasis treatments may help improve cardiovascular symptoms by reducing skin inflammation

Approximately 7.5 million people in the United States have psoriasis, and the impact of this disease goes far beyond its visible effects on the skin. [More]
Lifestyle modification programs to prevent diabetes improve cardio-metabolic profiles

Lifestyle modification programs to prevent diabetes improve cardio-metabolic profiles

A new study by researchers at Emory's Rollins School of Public Health and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention shows that lifestyle modification programs modeled on diabetes prevention programs trials not only achieved weight reduction, but also additional metabolic benefits -specifically, reductions in blood sugar, blood pressure, and cholesterol levels. [More]
Groundbreaking research opens door for prevention of cardiac fibrosis

Groundbreaking research opens door for prevention of cardiac fibrosis

Groundbreaking research from the University of Alberta and McGill University has opened the door towards the future prevention of cardiac fibrosis—a condition leading to heart failure for which there is currently no treatment. [More]
Vanderbilt engineers develop virtual-reality driving environment to help teenagers with ASD

Vanderbilt engineers develop virtual-reality driving environment to help teenagers with ASD

Astronauts and pilots use them. So do truck drivers and Formula One race-car drivers. [More]
Maternal placental syndromes increase short-term risk of developing cardiovascular disease

Maternal placental syndromes increase short-term risk of developing cardiovascular disease

The short-term risk of developing cardiovascular disease following a first pregnancy is higher for women experiencing placental syndromes and a preterm birth or an infant born smaller than the usual size, a University of South Florida study reports. [More]
Community-based lifestyle programs can also improve health-related quality of life

Community-based lifestyle programs can also improve health-related quality of life

The value of a healthy lifestyle isn't reflected only in the numbers on the scale or the blood pressure cuff. [More]
Study shows drugs for hypertension may help treat mood disorders

Study shows drugs for hypertension may help treat mood disorders

In the current issue of Psychotherapy and Psychosomatics, the relationship of drugs that are generally used for treating hypertension (angiotensin converting enzyme inhibitors) are examined in their effects as to depression. [More]
Sleep researchers call for new diagnostic criteria to treat OSA in pregnant women

Sleep researchers call for new diagnostic criteria to treat OSA in pregnant women

Recent studies reveal that approximately one quarter of pregnant women may suffer from Obstructive Sleep Apnea (OSA), the recurrent cessation or limitation of normal breathing during sleep. [More]
Care4Moms study to identify, address health care needs of mothers with medically fragile infants

Care4Moms study to identify, address health care needs of mothers with medically fragile infants

An interdisciplinary team of researchers at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill School of Medicine has received nearly $900,000 in federal funding to identify and address the needs of mothers with medically fragile infants, a vastly understudied group. [More]
Researchers developing and validating model to predict risk for colon cancer in people under 50

Researchers developing and validating model to predict risk for colon cancer in people under 50

While the incidence of colon cancer has been declining in individuals 50 years old and older in the United States, it is steadily rising in those under age 50. With funding from the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs, Thomas F. Imperiale, M.D., a VA and Regenstrief Institute clinician-researcher, is developing and validating a model to predict risk for colon cancer in those under 50 with no family history of the disease. [More]
New CBIT therapy can help lessen frequency of tics

New CBIT therapy can help lessen frequency of tics

When Dr. Laura Duda goes into an elementary school classroom, she can usually spot one or two children who have a tic - a rapid, involuntary movement or sound such as sniffing, blinking their eyes or scrunching their faces. [More]
Shared lifestyle and environment may contribute to risk of common diseases in families, study shows

Shared lifestyle and environment may contribute to risk of common diseases in families, study shows

Family history of disease may be as much the result of shared lifestyle and surroundings as inherited genes, research has shown. [More]
FDA approves scalpel-free brain surgery to treat essential tremor

FDA approves scalpel-free brain surgery to treat essential tremor

The Food and Drug Administration has approved the first focused ultrasound device to treat essential tremor, the most common movement disorder, in patients who do not respond to medication. [More]
Breakthrough research shows cellular stress could be key to variety of birth defects

Breakthrough research shows cellular stress could be key to variety of birth defects

For the first time, scientists believe they've discovered a cause of multiple types of birth defects triggered by environmental stresses. [More]

Virgin olive oil helps in preventing and treating hypertension

Oleic acid plus a constellation of minor constituents as a natural antihypertensive. [More]
Review highlights beneficial health effects of cranberries

Review highlights beneficial health effects of cranberries

While decades of cranberry research has found that regular consumption of cranberry products promotes urinary tract health, leading scientists studying the bioactive components of fruits and other foods reported that cranberries possess whole body health benefits. [More]
Study identifies ten potentially modifiable risk factors for stroke

Study identifies ten potentially modifiable risk factors for stroke

Hypertension remains the single most important modifiable risk factor for stroke, and the impact of hypertension and nine other risk factors together account for 90% of all strokes, according to an analysis of nearly 27000 people from every continent in the world, published in The Lancet. [More]

Sleep apnea patients with resistant hypertension may have increased risk for cardiovascular outcomes

In a study of patients with hypertension, those with resistant hypertension--meaning that their blood pressure remained elevated despite concurrent use of three antihypertensive agents of different classes--had a higher rate of sleep apnea (9.6%) than those without resistant hypertension (7.2%). [More]
New report reveals prescription medication costs may increase up to 13% in 2016

New report reveals prescription medication costs may increase up to 13% in 2016

Prescription medication costs are expected to rise at least 11 percent, and possibly up to 13 percent, in 2016, according to a new report on national trends and projections in prescription drug expenditures. [More]
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