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  Alarming rise in high blood pressure among children

'High blood pressure in children is increasing'

  Dr. Joanna Dolgoff, the creator of "Red Light, Green Light, Eat Right!" on the increase of high blood pressure in children and the importance of a famiy oriented nutrition program, fresh food, healthy eating and exercise. 

Metabolic syndrome has declined, some risks persist

NEW YORK (Reuters Health) - Compared to a decade ago, fewer Americans have a cluster of risk factors that together can signal heart troubles and diabetes down the line, according to a new study. Full story

Bayer says lung drug shows promise in prolonged trial

FRANKFURT (Reuters) - Bayer said extended use of its experimental riociguat pill to treat a life-threatening form of high blood pressure in the lungs was shown to be safe and effective in a prolonged trial. Full story

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Some herbs, supplements may treat hypertension

Nearly 1 in 5 younger adults has hypertension

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  Kids’ salty diet raises hypertension risk

A new study in the journal Pediatrics found sodium intake among kids ages 8 to 18 averaged 3,387 mg a day, and those children with the highest levels of sodium consumption were twice as likely to have elevated or high blood pressure. NBC’s Robert Bazell reports.

  Millions have out-of-control high blood pressure

Over have of the 77 million Americans with high blood pressure don’t have their condition under control either with or without medications. NBC's Erika Edwards reports.

  Surprising health clues your eyes give away

Internist and Women’s Health contributor Dr. Keri Peterson explains how your eyes could be giving off signs that you’re suffering from melanoma, high blood pressure or diabetes.

  Hypertension warning for pregnant women

Doctors now say pregnancy-induced hypertension places women at a higher risk for further problems. WRC's Doreen Gentzler reports.

  Drink tea and chocolate to ease hypertension

Dr. Holly Philips discusses five simple diet and lifestyle tweaks that can help lower your blood pressure.

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