4 Nov 2013
It Is Never Too Late to Quit Smoking
Actually, it is never too late to quit using all forms of tobacco! Health benefits begin immediately, including on the cardiovascular system. Check out this great infographic and then take these critical steps: 1. If you use tobacco, set a quit...
11 Apr 2013
Blood Pressure is Front and Center!
April 7 was World Health Day and it was also the 65th anniversary of the World Health Organization. The theme for this year’s observance was high blood pressure, which was the first time a noncommunicable disease was the focus. High...
12 Sep 2012
Uncontrolled High Blood Pressure
Nearly one in three American adults has high blood pressure, and more than half of them don’t have it under control. The newest edition of CDC Vital Signs focuses on uncontrolled high blood pressure and the numerous opportunities to treat...
30 Jul 2012
African Americans and Stroke
African Americans have high rates of stroke risk factors, including family history of stroke, diabetes and high blood pressure. But, there is hope. You have the power to fight stroke - and win! By following these three simple steps, you...
26 Jun 2012
Kids With High Blood Pressure
Hospitalizations for children with high blood pressure and related charges dramatically increased during 10 years ending in 2006, according to a study published in the American Heart Association journal Hypertension. This nationally-based study is the first in which researchers examined...