Both The 'Top' And 'Bottom' Blood Pressure Numbers Can Increase Risk Of Heart Attack And Stroke, Study SaysPeople who forget to look at the bottom number in a blood pressure reading may want to check again. When uncontrolled, both measures of blood pressure can increase the risk of heart attack and stroke, according to a study published Wednesday in the New England Journal of Medicine.
Blood Pressure Drug Recalled For Possible Life-Threatening Label ErrorA potentially life-threatening label mix-up has led to a nationwide recall of a high blood pressure medication, according to the U.S. Food and Drug Administration.
FDA Recalls Common Blood Pressure Medicine Due To Cancer ConcernsCommon drug Valsartan, used to control blood pressure and help prevent heart failure, was recalled by the US FDA because it contains a chemical that poses a potential cancer risk.
Baltimore Man Wins $3.9M In Negligence CaseA Baltimore man who says he was left paralyzed from the mid-chest down because of negligent post-operative care has been awarded $3.9 million.
Beetroot Juice Lowers Blood PressureWithin hours of drinking it, beet juice lowers systolic blood pressure by an average of 4-5 points.
Elevated BP May Prematurely Age The BrainHaving even mildly elevated blood pressure at midlife prematurely ages the brain.
Non-Alcoholic Red Wine May Boost Heart HealthNon-alcoholic red wine may be even more effective at lowering blood pressure than red wine with alcohol.
Barber Shops Help To Eliminate Health DisparitiesA mix of haircuts with blood pressure screenings are becoming a healthy combination.