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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).
'Tummy tuck' can be safely performed in obese patients with no increase in complications

'Tummy tuck' can be safely performed in obese patients with no increase in complications

Skipping breakfast linked with increased risk of death from heart disease

Skipping breakfast linked with increased risk of death from heart disease

Plant-based diets associated with lower risk of heart failure

Plant-based diets associated with lower risk of heart failure

Destination limbo: Health suffers among asylum seekers in crowded border shelter

Destination limbo: Health suffers among asylum seekers in crowded border shelter

New pediatric blood pressure guidelines can better predict kids at higher risk of heart disease

New pediatric blood pressure guidelines can better predict kids at higher risk of heart disease

Study provides new insight into how obesity, insulin resistance can affect cognition

Study provides new insight into how obesity, insulin resistance can affect cognition

FDA grants approval of first generic naloxone nasal spray to treat opioid overdose

FDA grants approval of first generic naloxone nasal spray to treat opioid overdose

Liver illness strikes Latino children like a ‘silent tsunami’

Liver illness strikes Latino children like a ‘silent tsunami’

More care is needed for patients after kidney transplantations, reports research

More care is needed for patients after kidney transplantations, reports research

Drug that treats high blood pressure shows promise against neurodegenerative diseases

Drug that treats high blood pressure shows promise against neurodegenerative diseases

Employee wellness programs provide little health benefits

Employee wellness programs provide little health benefits

Diabetic drug shows potential to be repurposed as heart disease treatment for non-diabetic patients

Diabetic drug shows potential to be repurposed as heart disease treatment for non-diabetic patients

Two proteins act in concert to maintain a healthy heart in mice, shows study

Two proteins act in concert to maintain a healthy heart in mice, shows study

Study suggests new approach to treat renal fibrosis

Study suggests new approach to treat renal fibrosis

Framingham Heart Study receives $38 million for the next six years

Framingham Heart Study receives $38 million for the next six years

Workplace wellness programs barely move the needle, study finds

Workplace wellness programs barely move the needle, study finds

Statins provide no benefit for 50 percent of patients, say researchers

Statins provide no benefit for 50 percent of patients, say researchers

Drug lowers kidney failure risk in diabetic patients, study finds

Drug lowers kidney failure risk in diabetic patients, study finds

Stress-related disorders increase risk of cardiovascular disease by 60%

Stress-related disorders increase risk of cardiovascular disease by 60%

Study shows improvements in cardiovascular risk for women developing Type 2 diabetes despite prescription bias

Study shows improvements in cardiovascular risk for women developing Type 2 diabetes despite prescription bias