Articles for Tag: "hypertension"

9 out of 10 strokes are preventable 
9 out of 10 strokes are preventable
A study finds 10 modifiable risk factors responsible for the majority of strokes, the fifth leading cause of death in the US.
Physical labor, high blood pressure a bad mix for women 
Physical labor, high blood pressure a bad mix for women
A new study finds that hypertensive women with physically demanding jobs could be at higher risk for heart attack.
Are you at risk for chronic kidney disease?  Featured
Are you at risk for chronic kidney disease?
On World Kidney Day, an expert weighs in on a condition that many people don’t know they have.
Can childhood obesity lead to hypertension? 
Can childhood obesity lead to hypertension?
Researchers find that overweight and obese kids are more likely to have high blood pressure.
Lowering systolic blood pressure could save lives 
Lowering systolic blood pressure could save lives
Researchers found that when the top number is less than 120 there is a lower rate of cardiovascular disease.
Obesity’s dangerous effects on your child’s heart health 
Obesity’s dangerous effects on your child’s heart health
A pediatric cardiologist explains the increased risk of heart problems and offers steps parents can take to prevent childhood obesity.
Infographic: Hypertension in kids  Featured
Infographic: Hypertension in kids
Monitoring blood pressure during adolescence could prevent heart problems later.