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High Blood Pressure

Making Sense of Your Blood Pressure Numbers

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Getting an Accurate Reading


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Know Your Top Number


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What Your Bottom Number Means


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What’s Normal, What’s Not?


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The Range Where Risk Rises


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In the Danger Zone


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Both Digits Matter for Health


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Recognize an Emergency


Laurel Leicht

Laurel Leicht

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Laurel Leicht is a writer and editor in Brooklyn specializing in health, fitness, lifestyle, and travel. Her work has appeared in outlets including O the Oprah Magazine, Women’s Health, Marie Claire, and Well+Good.