Sherrie Negrea is a freelance writer and editor specializing in higher education and healthcare. Her work has appeared in U.S. News & World Report, University Business Magazine, Cornell Alumni Magazine, Cayuga Health, Binghamton University Magazine, Rutgers University Today, and many other periodicals. She lives in Ithaca, N.Y..
Reducing systolic blood pressure to below 120 mm Hg among adults 75 and older may lower the risk of cardiovascular disease and premature death from any cause.
Research suggests that raising the target for high blood pressure treatment may increase stroke risk.
At least 200 smartphone apps are now available to help people monitor and control hypertension. But do they really work?