A third or more of Americans have high blood pressure, or hypertension. What is high blood pressure?When the heart pumps, the pressure against the walls of your arteries is abnormally high. The excess pressure, if not controlled, puts you at risk for heart attack, stroke, kidney damage, and other serious
Daniel Pendick is former Managing Editor of Tufts Health & Nutrition Letter. He also has served as Executive Editor for Harvard Men’s Health Watch and has contributed to a variety of Belvoir Media Group's special health reports and other publications. Pendick also teaches English as a Second Language at Prince George’s Community College in Maryland.
In previous positions, Pendick co-founded Rutgers Memory Loss & the Brain, served as science writer and blogger for NASA, and worked as Associate Editor at Astronomy Magazine. He was a Knight Science Journalism Fellow at MIT in 1998-99.