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hahy per ten shuhn

  • n  a common disorder in which blood pressure remains abnormally high (a reading of 140/90 mm Hg or greater)

  • A PTI cover story explaining 8 ways to reduce your risk for hypertension.
  • The rate of hypertension in children is increasing, a new study finds, but doctors often miss the danger signs.
  • People with malignant hypertension may experience such symptoms as headaches or coldness in the hands and feet, but they also may not.
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  • Checkup: Health news in brief
    Checkup: Health news in brief After adjusting for race, sex, education, hypertension, diabetes, stroke, cardiovascular disease and other risks, the researchers found that people with poor hearing were 32 percent more likely to be hospitalized, 36 percent more likely to report poor physical health and 57 percent more likely to report poor emotional or mental health. Researchers using magnetic ...
    June 19, 2013 - Albany Times Union
  • Why do we worry so much about hypertension?
    The simplest answer is that, if left untreated, hypertension does bad things to our bodies and that it generally has no symptoms.
    June 18, 2013 - The News-Press
  • New European Hypertension Guidelines Released With Simplified Blood Pressure Target
    New hypertension guidelines from the European Society of Hypertension and the European Society of Cardiology were released in Milan today at the European Meeting on Hypertension & Cardiovascular Protection.
    June 14, 2013 - Forbes

  • Solomon Snyder in FOXNews
    Now that we know hydrogen sulfide's role in regulating blood pressure, it may be possible to design drug therapies that enhance its formation as an alternative to the current methods of treatment for hypertension,said Johns Hopkins...
  • Rupiah Banda in Reuters
    The doctors attending to (Mwanawasa) are happy with progress he has made so far and his condition remains stable. He has continued to receive treatment for hypertension in the intensive care unit and there are no new developments,Zambian Vice...
  • Michael Jacobson in NBC 4.com
    Americans spend more than $15 billion each year on drugs to treat hypertension, yet the government spends almost nothing to reduce salt consumption,CSPI executive director Michael Jacobson said in a news release.

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