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Managing Hypertension With Faith

Programs to lower blood pressure through lifestyle changes presented within African-American church communities led to greater reductions in blood pressure.

By Diane Domina

What Is Resistant High Blood Pressure and How Is It Diagnosed?

Up to 15 percent of people with high blood pressure have resistant hypertension — blood pressure that exceeds guidelines despite medical treatment.

By Diane Domina

Salt Sensitivity: The Surprising Danger to Your Heart

Blood pressure in some people rises moderately to dramatically when excess salt is consumed. This can affect people with or without high blood pressure.

By Joseph Saling

When to Take Blood Pressure Drugs

Taking hypertension medication at the right time of day may lower your diabetes risk.

By HealthAfter50

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

How to Remember to Take Blood Pressure Medicine

Remembering to take your blood pressure medicine is important so that you can manage your condition and reduce your risk of complications and side effects.

By HealthAfter50

Lower Blood Pressure Goal May Benefit Older Adults

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.

By Sherrie Negrea

Blood Pressure Drug Good for the Bones

There’s good news if you take a thiazide to treat high blood pressure: It may boost your bone health.

By HealthAfter50

Millions Take Risks With Blood Pressure Meds

About 5 million Medicare Part D enrollees age 65 and up are skipping doses of their blood pressure meds or are not filling their prescriptions in the first place.

By Diane Domina

8 Ways to Lower Blood Pressure

A healthy diet—along with a little more exercise—has the potential to dramatically lower blood pressure. Here’s how to get your numbers down.

By HealthAfter50