Serious health risk needs more attention at every healthcare visit
September 5, 2012
The majority of people with high blood pressure are being treated with medicine and have seen a doctor at least twice in the past year, yet their condition is still not under control, according to a new Vital Signs report from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.
Stress has always been a feature of many U.S. workplaces, but it seems to be increasing – possibly because of the economic pressure placed on businesses to do more with less, and to make fewer workers do the work that was previously accomplished by larger workforces.
May is American Stroke Month and the American Heart Association (AHA) and American Stroke Association (ASA) are using the occasion to remind us that managing our blood pressure is the most important thing we can do to help reduce our chances of having a stroke.
An increase or decrease in your blood pressure during middle age can significantly impact your lifetime risk for cardiovascular disease (CVD), according to research in Circulation: Journal of the American Heart Association.