Simplified intervention can improve blood pressure control rates in safety net clinics

Nearly a third of American adults have high blood pressure, also known as hypertension, putting them at higher risk for heart attacks, strokes, and death. A recent estimate from the Centers for Disease Control reports that high blood pressure–and the many conditions associated with it–contribute to over 400,000 deaths and cost the nation more than […]

Multivitamins and minerals do not protect heart health, study shows

A study recently published in an American Heart Association journal has shown that supplementing the diet with multivitamins and minerals does not prevent against heart attacks, strokes or cardiovascular events that lead to death. © 1989studio/Shutterstock.com The findings come from a meta-analysis of 18 studies, including randomized controlled trials and prospective cohort studies that covered […]

Study: Higher blood pressure in older people could lead to brain disease and Alzheimer’s

Older people who have higher blood pressure may have more signs of brain disease, specifically brain lesions, according to a study published in the July 11, 2018, online issue of Neurology®, the medical journal of the American Academy of Neurology. Researchers also found a link between higher blood pressure and more markers of Alzheimer’s disease, […]