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Blood Pressure Kiosks Often Inaccurate, FDA Says

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Measuring blood pressure seems so simple that desk-like kiosks for checking blood pressure have popped up everywhere. They may be accessible and easy to use, but they often don't provide accurate information.


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Are Your Medications Causing or Increasing Incontinence?

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If you have urinary incontinence, certain diuretics, pain relievers, antidepressants, alpha blockers, sedatives or sleeping pills may be the cause. Ask your doctor about other treatment options.


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Blood Pressure Guidelines Call for Knowledge, Judgment (Video)

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New recommendations to guide how doctors in the United States treat tens of millions of patients with high blood pressure have created some controversy. But they could offer more tailored treatment of hypertension.


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Study: Sleep Apnea Can Make Your Hypertension Harder to Treat

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Some patients with severe untreated obstructive sleep apnea are unable to control their hypertension despite use of multiple meds, a study finds.


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Eating Raw Veggies Best for Blood Pressure

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Your blood pressure benefits when you eat lots of veggies. A recent study suggests the biggest benefit may come from eating your vegetables raw. When you cook vegetables, you change their chemical composition.


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How Losing Weight Lowers Your Blood Pressure (Video)

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Watch Michael Roizen, MD, demonstrate how a small drop in weight can have a big impact on high blood pressure.


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6 Reasons Why Your Blood Pressure Meds Aren’t Working

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When high blood pressure fails to respond to three medications, it takes some sleuthing to find other approaches. Doctors dig deeper to find causes behind resistant hypertension.


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High Blood Pressure: Prevalent, Often Untreated (Infographic)

Tags: heart disease, heart health, heart healthy diet, high blood pressure, hypertension

Only half of the 78 million adults in the United States who have high blood pressure have it under control. This is cause for concern as high blood pressure is a major risk factor for stroke and heart disease.


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Experimental Device Fails to Drop Blood Pressure

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An experimental device that had shown promise and raised hopes for controlling stubbornly and dangerously high blood pressure is not effective, a new study involving Cleveland Clinic cardiologists and patients shows.


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Your Eyes: A Window to Your Health

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Your eyes aren’t just the window to your soul; they’re a way doctors can get clues about your overall health. Here are four systemic conditions that ophthalmologists can pick up from a routine eye exam.