The Eighth Joint National Committee (JNC8) guidelines on the management of adult hypertension (high blood pressure) contain some significant changes from previous guidelines, which were released a decade ago in 2003 by the JNC7. One change is the recommendation that adults age 60 and older aim for a blood pressure
Tag: chronic heart failure
Though it sounds like a condition in which the heart stops beating altogether, heart failure is actually a problem that develops when the heart can no longer pump enough blood and oxygen to meet the body’s needs. It’s a serious and complicated health challenge. But if you and your physician
Alzheimer’s disease (AD) is turning into a true epidemic. Today, more than 5 million Americans live with the effects of this disease, according to the Alzheimer’s Association, and the numbers are climbing. By 2050, nearly 14 million people over age 65 will have developed Alzheimer’s. The cost of caring for
It’s often painfully clear if you have arthritis. Aching and swollen joints from both rheumatoid arthritis (RA) and osteoarthritis (OA) are constant reminders of the impact these conditions have on your body. Now, research is showing the damaging effects of arthritis go beyond the joints and can actually increase your
Research suggests the new drug helps reduce heart failure-related hospitalizations and deaths due to cardiovascular disease.
A new medication will soon be available to heart failure patients, after a large study of the drug was stopped early in response to better-than-expected results.
The medication is an angiotensin receptor-neprilysin inhibitor known as
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Blood Pressure Control May be Improved with a Second Doctor’s Visit (Jan. 2)
Living Near a Major Road Raises Hypertension Risks (Jan. 7)
Bisphenol A May Increase Blood Pressure (Feb. 2)
New Pulmonary Hypertension Treatments Hold Promise (Feb. 5)
Insomnia May Raise Odds of Developing Hypertension (April 2)
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The pain of a broken heart feels all too real, and there may be a reason for that: broken heart syndrome. Also known as stress cardiomyopathy, it causes a weakening of the left ventricle, the heart’s main pumping chamber.
“The bottom portion of the heart stops working, so it balloons
Scientists in Italy and Germany are homing in on a possible link between pathogenic gut flora and chronic heart failure (CHF).
The goal of the Italian study, led by Dr. Evasio Pasini, of the Medical Center of Lumezzane, Brescia, Italy, was to measure the presence of pathogenic (disease-causing) gut flora and
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.
Homemade Sunscreen for Babies, Benefits of Spirulina, and When to Try Acupuncture: News Bulletin for August 23, 2013
The latest health news and trends discussed in this week’s News Bulletin include: Homemade Sunscreen for Babies, When to Try Acupuncture, and Benefits of Spirulina.