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The Sneaky Conditions That Can Harm Your Kidneys

Chronic kidney disease (CKD) is often connected to diabetes and high blood pressure. Learn how to control all three to protect your health.

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Working Too Hard May Raise Your Blood Pressure

Not sure about taking that vacay? A new study—that confirms a link between high blood pressure and working too much—may help you decide.

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Could Your Nightly Bathroom Trips Be a Sign You Have High Blood Pressure?

A new study found that those who have to pee in the middle of the night may want to get their blood pressure checked. Here’s what you need to know.

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What Does Your Period Have to Do With Your Blood Pressure?

A study shows that early-onset menstruation — periods that begin before age 11 — is associated with greater risk for high blood pressure later in life.

Luke Perry in 1994 on the left and in 2016 on the right.

Luke Perry's Death By Stroke Is a Wakeup Call For Gen X

If you think stroke is for your parents age, well, we’ve got news for you — you are the "parent's age" now. Stroke in your 50s is not uncommon, but it is preventable.

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Take a Morning Walk, Lower Your Blood Pressure

New research shows that walking at a moderate pace for 30 minutes each morning can help reduce blood pressure all day in adults who are overweight.

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Lower Your Blood Pressure, Keep Your Mind Sharp?

Studies have shown a link between blood pressure) and dementia risk. However, target blood pressure levels are somewhat controversial.

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What Causes Age-Related Rises in Blood Pressure?

A Western diet of processed foods and added salt is a primary cause of the blood pressure increases typically seen with age in developed areas of the world.

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A Simple Explanation for Higher Hypertension Risk in African Americans

A diet high in fried and processed foods and sugar-sweetened beverages is a major risk factor for higher rates of high blood pressure in black Americans.

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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.