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Perindopril/Indapamide for All Type 2's?
Posted: Thursday, September 13, 2007
If the benefits seen in the study were applied to just half the population with diabetes worldwide, more than a million deaths would be avoided over five years.

Antioxidant Vitamins Don't Provide CardioVascular Protection
Posted: Thursday, August 23, 2007
Taking vitamin C, vitamin E, or beta-carotene supplements had no apparent effect on the long-term risk of major cardiovascular events, including stroke or death, in a trial that randomized thousands of women considered at high cardiovascular (CV) risk and followed them for an average of about nine years.

75% of Children With Hypertension Are Undiagnosed
Posted: Thursday, August 23, 2007
High blood pressure is something you may not associate with children, but some kids do have it, and it can mean serious health problems.

Don't Rely on Beta-Blockers to Reduce Blood Pressure
Posted: Thursday, August 16, 2007
Research favors other drugs to control hypertension. While high blood pressure patients taking beta-blockers have a reduced risk of stroke of 16 percent to 22 percent compared with a placebo, the other hypertension drugs reduce that risk by an average of 38 percent.

Antihypertensive Medication Slows Atherosclerosis in Diabetes Patients
Posted: Thursday, July 19, 2007
Treating hypertension aggressively in people with diabetes becomes even more important. The higher the systolic blood pressure the greater the rate of progression in the carotid intimamedia thickness (CIMT)

Prevalence of Diabetes Rose 5% Annually Since 1990
Posted: Saturday, June 30, 2007
CDC statistics highlight need for improved prevention efforts.

High-Carbohydrate Diets Are Linked to Higher Blood Pressure
Posted: Friday, June 08, 2007
Carbohydrate-rich diets are associated with slightly higher blood pressure than diets rich in cis-monounsaturated fat, according to recently published findings.

Patients Need More Education on High Blood Pressure
Posted: Friday, June 01, 2007
New study shows that nearly a quarter of all African-Americans still believe that high blood pressure means that a person is tense or anxious.

Commonly Used Drugs May Increase Hypertension
Posted: Thursday, May 03, 2007
A Boston-based study has found that the frequency of non-narcotic analgesic use appears to be independently associated with a moderate increase in the risk of incident hypertension.

Baby Boomers First Generation With Shorter Life Spans Than Their Parents
Posted: Wednesday, April 25, 2007
Baby boomers might be the first generation to enter retirement in worse health than their parents, according to a growing body of evidence, the Washington Post reports.

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