blood pressure

  • WUERZBURG, BAVARIA, GERMANY - 2014/12/16: A hand in a blue medical glove is holding a sphygomanometer, blood pressure meter, for medical use, indicating normal blood pressure, displayed on a black table. (Photo by Frank Bienewald/LightRocket via Getty Images)
    September 11, 2015  

    For patients over 50, having blood pressure below the commonly recommended targets can drastically reduce the risk of heart disease and strokes. That’s according to a major blood pressure study from the National Institutes of Health, which called the information “potentially lifesaving.” Hari Sreenivasan speaks to Dr. Gary Gibbons of the National Heart, Lung and Blood Institute. Continue reading

  • February 7, 2008  

    A new study on Type 2 diabetes was partially halted after research showed lowering blood sugar levels for some high-risk patients increased their chances of dying from a heart attack. The head of the American Diabetes Association details the surprising findings. Continue reading

  • March 21, 2007  

    A new Alzheimer’s Association report says the number of people with Alzheimer’s is on the rise and, while elderly people still represent the vast majority of cases, as many as 500,000 people under age 65 are living with the disease. An association member explains. Continue reading

  • May 14, 2003   BY  

    Revised federal guidelines released Wednesday advise the 22 percent of American adults in a newly-created "prehypertension" category to lower their blood pressure through lifestyle changes in order to decrease their risk of heart disease and stroke. Continue reading