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Don't Rely on Just One Blood Pressure Test for Kids: Study

Posted 1 day 17 hours ago by Drugs.com

WEDNESDAY, Jan. 17, 2018 – It's important to take a second blood pressure reading if your child's first reading points to high blood pressure, researchers say. They found that nearly 25 percent of children and teens who had their blood pressure checked by their primary care doctor had readings in the high range, but less than half of those readings were confirmed when their blood pressure was checked again. In fact, just slightly more than 2 percent of the children had sustained high blood pressure over time, the researchers found. The study included data from more than 755,000 Kaiser Permanente patients, aged 3 to 17, in Southern California. "Pediatricians don't diagnose hypertension in children very often, but if it is there, we want to find it," said study author Dr. Robert James Riewerts, regional chief of pediatrics for the Southern California Permanente Medical Group. "This study ... Read more

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Health Tip: Maintain Brain Health

Posted 8 days ago by Drugs.com

-- A healthy brain is necessary for a longer and fuller life. But increasing rates of high blood pressure, diabetes and obesity are threats to maintaining a healthy brain, the American Heart Association warns. In the United States, one of every three adults, or 75 million people, has high blood pressure, the heart association says. Of those, more than half have uncontrolled blood pressure. The obesity problem is no better. Currently, 36.5 percent of U.S. adults meet criteria for being obese. The rate is higher in women (38.3 percent) than men (34.3 percent). And cases of diabetes are skyrocketing. In 2014, about 22 million Americans were living with diabetes, a fourfold increase from the 5.5 million with diabetes in 1980, the Heart Association says. All of these threats to brain health can be controlled, the group says. Reducing these risk factors means major brain illnesses, such as ... Read more

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Health Tip: Eat Less Salt

Posted 19 Dec 2017 by Drugs.com

-- Eating less salt could help you avoid heart disease or stroke. The U.S. Office on Women's Health suggests how to cut the amount of salt in your diet: Eat fewer processed foods. Check the sodium content on the product's nutrition facts label. Avoid foods with lots of salt. Season your food with herbs and spices, instead of salt. Get used to eating less salty foods. Read more

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Will CVS-Aetna Merger Mean Cheaper Health Care?

Posted 4 Dec 2017 by Drugs.com

MONDAY, Dec. 4, 2017 – U.S. consumers stand to benefit from CVS Health's planned purchase of insurance giant Aetna, executives from the two corporations say. Other health care industry observers aren't so sure. The $69 billion deal was announced Sunday. Merging CVS, which has 10,000 retail clinics and pharmacies, with Aetna means more health services will likely move out of doctors' offices to store-based providers across the nation. Pharmacies already provide vaccinations and blood pressure checks. Now, they could offer one-stop shopping for insurance and certain diagnostic services. On-site lab work and diabetes counseling are two other possibilities, said Larry Merlo, CVS Health president and CEO. Customers should also expect lower prices, Merlo said. "We know we can make health care more affordable and less expensive," Merlo told The New York Times. "We think of it as creating a ... Read more

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Will CVS-Aetna Merger Mean Cheaper Health Care?

Posted 4 Dec 2017 by Drugs.com

MONDAY, Dec. 4, 2017 – U.S. consumers stand to benefit from CVS Health's planned purchase of insurance giant Aetna, executives from the two corporations say. Other health care industry observers aren't so sure. The $69 billion deal was announced Sunday. Merging CVS, which has 10,000 retail clinics and pharmacies, with Aetna means more health services will likely move out of doctors' offices to store-based providers across the nation. Pharmacies already provide vaccinations and blood pressure checks. Now, they could offer one-stop shopping for insurance and certain diagnostic services. On-site lab work and diabetes counseling are two other possibilities, said Larry Merlo, CVS Health president and CEO. Customers should also expect lower prices, Merlo said. "We know we can make health care more affordable and less expensive," Merlo told The New York Times. "We think of it as creating a ... Read more

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Health Tip: Why Get a Cholesterol Test?

Posted 28 Nov 2017 by Drugs.com

-- Cholesterol is a waxy, fatty blood substance that your body needs to keep cells healthy. It's produced by your liver and also is found in animal-based foods. There are two kinds of cholesterol: "bad" low-density lipoprotein (LDL) and "good" high-density lipoprotein (HDL). Too much "bad" cholesterol can clog your arteries and raise your risk of heart attack and stroke. Your doctor may order a cholesterol test as a part of a routine exam or if you have at least one of these risk factors: High blood pressure. Type 2 diabetes. Tobacco use. Overweight. Insufficient exercise. A diet high in saturated fat. Read more

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Diabetes, High Blood Pressure While Pregnant Spells Trouble Later On

Posted 20 Nov 2017 by Drugs.com

MONDAY, Nov. 20, 2017 – If you develop both diabetes and high blood pressure during pregnancy, you face a much higher risk of future trouble than women who only develop one of those conditions while pregnant, researchers report. And that future trouble can include heart disease, the Canadian researchers added. To reach that conclusion, the research team looked at 64,000 couples in the province of Quebec. Having either diabetes or high blood pressure during pregnancy increased a woman's future risk of diabetes by 15 times. The risk was 37 times higher among women who had both conditions during pregnancy. Having either diabetes or high blood pressure during pregnancy doubled a woman's future risk of high blood pressure. But the risk was six times higher among women who had both conditions during pregnancy, the study found. "Knowing this will allow physicians to identify mothers at risk ... Read more

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Noden Pharma Announces FDA Approval of Tekturna (aliskiren) Oral Pellets for the Treatment of Hypertension in Adults and Children 6 Years of Age and Older

Posted 20 Nov 2017 by Drugs.com

DUBLIN, Nov. 15, 2017 /PRNewswire/ – Noden Pharma DAC, a global specialty pharmaceutical company that is focused on acquiring prescription medicines across a broad range of therapeutic areas, announced today the approval by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration of Tekturna (aliskiren) Oral Pellets for the treatment of hypertension in adults and children six years of age and older. The new formulation and pediatric indication were approved through the FDA priority review process. Noden Pharma DAC is a wholly-owned subsidiary of PDL BioPharma, Inc. (Nasdaq: PDLI). "This expanded indication for Tekturna provides an additional option for pediatric hypertensive patients," said Alan Markey, acting CEO of Noden Pharma DAC. "In addition, it provides an alternative dosing option for adults with hypertension." According to hypertension guidelines published by the American Academy of Pediatrics ... Read more

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Can Treating Gum Disease Keep Blood Pressure in Line?

Posted 15 Nov 2017 by Drugs.com

TUESDAY, Nov. 14, 2017 – Aggressively treating gum disease may help lower blood pressure in people at high risk for high blood pressure, according to new research. The study involved 107 Chinese women and men, aged 18 and older, who had pre-hypertension (blood pressure on the high end of normal) and moderate to severe gum disease. Half received intensive treatment for gum disease, and half received standard treatment. Standard treatment included basic oral hygiene instructions and teeth cleaning with plaque removal above the gum line. Intensive treatment included standard treatment as well as cleaning down to the roots of teeth, antibiotic treatment and removal of teeth, if necessary. One month after their gum disease treatment, systolic blood pressure (the top number in a reading) was 3 points lower in the intensive treatment group than in the standard treatment group. There was no ... Read more

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Swings in Blood Pressure Can Pose Long-Term Dangers

Posted 14 Nov 2017 by Drugs.com

TUESDAY, Nov. 14, 2017 – Everyone knows that sustained high blood pressure does no favors for your heart or life span. But new research suggests that up-and-down shifts in blood pressure may be equally hazardous to your health. "The takeaway from the study is, if you allow your blood pressure to be uncontrolled for any period of time, or notice big changes in your blood pressure between doctor visits, you increase your risk of stroke, heart attack, kidney or heart failure or even death," said study author Dr. Brian Clements. He's an internal medicine specialist at Intermountain Medical Center Heart Institute in Salt Lake City. One cardiologist who reviewed the findings wasn't surprised. "Swings in blood pressure cause more stress to the arteries of the heart and brain than a consistent blood pressure," said Dr. Satjit Bhusri, of Lenox Hill Hospital in New York City. He said the study ... Read more

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Definition of High Blood Pressure Drops

Posted 13 Nov 2017 by Drugs.com

MONDAY, Nov. 13, 2017 – Nearly half of all adult Americans will be considered to have high blood pressure under new guidelines issued Monday by the nation's top heart health organizations. The new guidelines lower the diagnostic threshold for stage 1 high blood pressure to 130/80, down from the previous level of 140/90, according to a joint statement from the American Heart Association and the American College of Cardiology. Further, the guidelines also call for more aggressive treatment of high blood pressure, asking doctors and patients to set 130/80 as the new goal of therapy. High blood pressure can lead to heart attacks, strokes and heart failure. But the guidelines also press for more judicious treatment of high blood pressure – sometimes called hypertension – and an emphasis on lifestyle risk factors. Prescriptions for blood pressure drugs are not expected to leap under the ... Read more

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Younger People With Diabetes Have 7 Times Greater Risk of Sudden Heart Death

Posted 13 Nov 2017 by Drugs.com

MONDAY, Nov. 13, 2017 – People younger than 50 with diabetes have a seven-times higher risk of dying from sudden cardiac death, preliminary research suggests. And their risk of dying from any kind of heart disease is eight times higher than for those without diabetes, the long-term Danish study also found. "It is important that healthcare providers are aware that young patients with diabetes have an elevated risk of mortality and that this is mainly explained by an increased risk of sudden cardiac death," said the study's lead author Jesper Svane, a medical student at Copenhagen University Hospital in Denmark. Sudden cardiac death is caused by malfunctions in the heart's electrical system. It often occurs without warning, according to the American Heart Association. Dr. James Catanese, chief of cardiology at Northern Westchester Hospital in Mount Kisco, N.Y., said he wasn't surprised ... Read more

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Healthier Diet, Less Salt: The Recipe to Beat High Blood Pressure

Posted 13 Nov 2017 by Drugs.com

SUNDAY, Nov. 12, 2017 - Cutting back on salt, along with following the highly recommended "DASH" diet, can beat back high blood pressure in adults, new research shows. After just a month, the results for people adopting this strategy were "striking and reinforce the importance of dietary changes" for those with problematic blood pressure. So says a team of researchers led by Dr. Stephen Juraschek, of Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center in Boston. Millions of Americans fight a daily battle with high blood pressure, which can greatly increase their odds for stroke and other heart events. What's the best dietary strategy to lower those blood pressure numbers? One key factor that's long been linked to blood pressure is salt (sodium) intake. In the new study, 412 people with high blood pressure (or in danger of high blood pressure) were assigned to one of three daily salt-intake regimens. ... Read more

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Switching to Whole Grain Foods Could Trim Your Waistline

Posted 9 Nov 2017 by Drugs.com

THURSDAY, Nov. 9, 2017 – Put down that forkful of perfectly twirled white spaghetti, and grab a plate of whole grain pasta instead. You'll feel fuller after switching out highly processed white grains for whole-grain alternatives, a new study from Denmark contends. Plus, you'll likely lose a little bit of weight and have reduced inflammation. Those changes could be helpful in preventing or improving type 2 diabetes, the researchers noted. "Our analysis confirmed that there is a sound scientific basis for the dietary recommendation to eat whole grains. Rye seems to have the best effect," said study senior author Tine Rask Licht. She's a professor of intestinal microbial ecology at the Technical University of Denmark. But the study also had some surprising results. Eating a diet full of whole grains didn't appear to improve insulin sensitivity, nor did it seem to change the gut's ... Read more

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Health Tip: What's Healthy Blood Pressure?

Posted 9 Nov 2017 by Drugs.com

-- Maintaining a healthy blood pressure is fundamental to overall health and prevention of cardiovascular disease and other chronic health problems. But what's healthy? The American Heart Association offers this chart of healthy and unhealthy ranges: Blood Pressure Category Systolic mm Hg (upper #)   Diastolic mm Hg (lower #) Normal less than 120 and less than 80 Prehypertension 120 – 139 or 80 – 89 High Blood Pressure (Hypertension) Stage 1 140 – 159 or 90 – 99 High Blood Pressure (Hypertension) Stage 2 160 or higher or 100 or higher Hypertensive Crisis (Emergency care needed) Higher than 180 or Higher than 110 If your blood pressure is higher than 180/110 mm Hg and you ARE having symptoms such as chest pain, shortness of breath, back pain, numbness/weakness, changes in vision or difficulty speaking, call 9-1-1 immediately. If you are NOT having any of these symptoms, wai ... Read more

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