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6 Reasons Why Your Blood Pressure Meds Aren’t Working

Tags: blood pressure, high blood pressure, hypertension, NSAIDs, smoking

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.


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

Tags: clinical trials, high blood pressure, hypertension, innovation, renal denervation

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

Tags: breast cancer, cancer, Crohn's disease, diabetes, diabetic retinopathy, eye exam, eye health, hypertension, inflammatory bowel disease IBD, lupus, melanoma, retina, ulcerative colitis

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.

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New High Blood Pressure Treatment Guidelines

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If you have high blood pressure, experts are recommending some important changes about when your doctor should start you on medication, and how low your target blood pressure should be. Here’s what you need to know.

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Hypertension: Still a Major Health Threat

Tags: high blood pressure, hypertension

Despite increased awareness in the United States, hypertension is still a leading cause of cardiovascular disease. A recent study shows that many people go undiagnosed or are inadequately treated.


First Born: Watch that Blood Pressure

Tags: birth order, diabetes, first born, high blood pressure, hypertension, prevention, research, risk factors

Study sparks concern that first-born children are at greater risk for both high blood pressure and diabetes.

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Beyond BMI: A Better Tool to Measure Your Health

Tags: BMI, body mass index, diabetes, heart attack, hypertension, obesity, overweight, stroke, waist-to-height-ratio

Waist-to-height ratio does a better job of predicting your health risks. Best of all, just like BMI, you can measure it yourself.

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Women: You Can Beat Heart Disease (Video)

Tags: blood pressure, cholesterol, heart disease, hypertension

Heart disease is the number one cause of death in American women. Holly L. Thacker, MD, talks about what you can do, from eating right to regular checks of your cholesterol, blood pressure and more.

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4 FAQs About Diabetes

Tags: blood glucose test, blood pressure, blood sugar, diabetes, hypertension, insulin, kidney disease, Type 1 diabetes, Type 2 diabetes

March 26 is Diabetes Alert Day. Endocrinologist Marwan Hamaty, MD, MBA, reveals the most common questions he hears from patients about controlling diabetes and blood sugar, taking insulin and avoiding dialysis.