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Ask the Doctor: Hypertension Tests; Benefits of Yogurt; Tennis Elbow

Q. I’ve had some hypertension issues over the years, and my doctor keeps ordering different tests. How can I tell which ones I really need, and which are unnecessary?

A. It’s important to know why a test has been ordered and what your doctor hopes to learn about your condition from

Newsbriefs: BP Meds; Caffeine; Portions

Another Reason to Take Your BP Meds
For unknown reasons, many patients newly diagnosed with hypertension refuse to take blood pressure medications, or take them sporadically. Now a study in the July 27, 2015 issue of Hypertension found that patients who filled their prescriptions less than 25 percent of the time

5 Big Blood Pressure Issues to Consider

1. Do you really have hypertension? How do you know for sure? 2. Could a magnesium deficiency be to blame? 3. What would be some simple natural remedies to try first? Addressing head-on these and two other big blood pressure issues could mean the difference between life and death.

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