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Can a diet high in fish, eggs, nuts, fruit and vegetable diet improve blood pressure control?

Posted by on Mar 2, 2018 in Hypertension | 0 comments

In a nutshell This study investigated if a diet high in fish, eggs, milk, nuts, vegetables and fruit and low in salt has an impact on hypertension. They found that this diet was associated with a reduced incidence of hypertension and improved BP control in patients with hypertension. Some background Hypertension or high blood pressure can be managed...

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Hypertension and pregnancy risks: does pre-pregnancy blood pressure management have an impact?

Posted by on Mar 2, 2018 in Hypertension | 0 comments

In a nutshell This study investigated if managing blood pressure in the first trimester of pregnancy reduced prevented hypertension and pregnancy risk later on. They found that managing blood pressure levels in early pregnancy reduced the rate of severe hypertension and other pregnancy complications. Some background Hypertension or high blood pressure...

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Strict blood pressure management and heart health: Does ethnicity play a role?

Posted by on Mar 2, 2018 in Hypertension | 0 comments

In a nutshell This study investigated if the improvement in cardiac health using strict blood pressure management was different between race and ethnicity. They found that there was no difference in cardiac outcomes between patients of different ethnicities. Some background Hypertension (high blood pressure) is a serious condition that can cause...

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Emergencies and Illness

Emergencies and Illness

Posted by on Jan 17, 2018 in Blog, Breast cancer, Colorectal cancer, Coronary artery disease, Diabetes mellitus, Hodgkin's lymphoma, Hypertension, Leukemia, Lung cancer, Lymphoma, Melanoma, Multiple Myeloma, Prostate cancer | 1 comment

After three hurricanes, flooding, fires and mudslides, and now severe cold and snow in the Deep South and throughout the country, the US has had its share of emergencies. Are you prepared? For people who rely on oxygen, who are on dialysis, have diabetes or other serious conditions, it is time to think about putting together some of the essentials.  What...

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Hypertension and low bone density – is there a link?

Posted by on Dec 23, 2017 in Hypertension | 0 comments

In a nutshell This study investigated if hypertension is associated with changes in bone mineral density. They found that hypertension is associated with reduced bone mineral density in different bones and the reduction is inconsistent between populations. Some background Hypertension, or high blood pressure, can be associated with other...

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Does cardiorespiratory fitness improve survival in patients with resistant hypertension?

Posted by on Dec 23, 2017 in Hypertension | 0 comments

In a nutshell This study investigated the effects of cardiorespiratory fitness on survival in high-risk patients with resistant hypertension. They found that patients with greater cardiorespiratory fitness had a greater survival rate compared to those with lower fitness levels. Some background Cardiorespiratory fitness (CRF) is important for...

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Current recommendations for treating hypertension

Posted by on Dec 23, 2017 in Hypertension | 0 comments

In a nutshell This study reviewed recent recommendations treating hypertension.  Some background Hypertension (high blood pressure) is a common condition that requires strict management of blood pressure. There are a number of strategies to achieve this including medication, exercise and diet alterations. Choosing a treatment strategy...

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Selecting drugs to treat hypertension: is a combination approach more effective?

Posted by on Dec 22, 2017 in Hypertension | 0 comments

In a nutshell This study reviewed published reports on the use of combination treatments for hypertension. They found that using a combination of drugs can be effective and should be tailored to specific types of hypertension. Some background Hypertension (high blood pressure) is a serious condition that is a leading cause of death. Management...

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Do patients experience better outcomes during intensive blood pressure control?

Posted by on Dec 10, 2017 in Hypertension | 0 comments

In a nutshell This study investigated if intensive blood pressure control affected self-reported patient outcomes. They found that patients undergoing intensive control reported similar levels of quality of life and treatment satisfaction as patients undergoing a standard control regimen. Some background Hypertension, or high blood pressure, is...

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