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This Simple Test Could Diagnose Preeclampsia in Minutes

In a study, researchers say they’ve developed a simple urine test to quickly diagnose preeclampsia, a dangerous pregnancy complication.

By Diane Domina

Hypertension and MS: What You Need to Know

Recent studies show that hypertension affects between 17 to 30 percent of people with MS. Find out more about the link between multiple sclerosis and high blood pressure.

By Lisa Emrich

Blood Pressure and Water Intake

Dehydration is a potential cause of low blood pressure (hypotension) due to decreased blood volume resulting in decreased pressure against artery walls. However, did you know not drinking enough water can lead to high blood pressure? When you do not ...

By Lisa Nelson, RD, LN

How Much Coffee Is Safe to Drink?

Drinking coffee can lead to complications if you have one of these conditions. Learn the ideal amount of coffee you should drink for your health.

By Ask HealthCentral

Why Statins May Benefit Sleep Apnea Patients

People with sleep apnea have larger deposits of inflammatory proteins that can damage the blood vessels and lead to heart attacks.

By Devon Schuyler

Can Menopause Raise Your Blood Pressure?

Blood pressure numbers increase considerably for women after menopause. Here’s what the research shows.

By Jackie Krentzman

Don't Let High Blood Pressure Ruin Your Vision

High blood pressure can damage small blood vessels that supply the retina, an area at the back of the eye that’s essential to vision. Here’s what to know.

By HealthAfter50

What Puts Women at Risk for Heart Disease?

Heart disease in women is often underdiagnosed and undertreated. Learn why heart attacks differ between women and men.

By Amy Norton

High Blood Pressure and Your Sex Life

High blood pressure and certain medications used to treat it can cause sexual dysfunction in men and women. Fortunately, there are steps you can take to continue to have a satisfying sex life.

By HealthAfter50