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The TheraP Deluxe Automatic Blood Pressure Monitor with DK Technology(TM), which uses a built-in microphone to take an accurate reading.  (PRNewsFoto/HoMedics)

Higher blood pressure threshold OK in older adults

CHICAGO (AP) — Many older adults with high blood pressure can be treated less aggressively, which could mean taking fewer pills to get it under control, according to new treatment guidelines from an expert panel. […]

12/18/2013

A U.S. soldier walks atop his armored vehicle at sunset as he prepares for a nighttime military exercise in the Kuwaiti desert south of the Iraqi border on Sunday, Dec. 22, 2002. (AP Photo/Anja Niedringhaus)

Military suicides drop; unclear why

WASHINGTON (AP) — Suicides across the military have dropped by more than 22 percent this year, defense officials said, amid an array of new programs targeting what the Defense Department calls an epidemic that took […]

11/11/2013

This Friday, Nov. 1, 2013 photo, Chelsea Hale holds a photo of herself made three years ago at the age of 17 before she had obesity surgery, in Fairfield, Ohio. Hale had weighed 314 pounds and is now about 170 pounds. (AP Photo/Al Behrman)

Many health woes in teens seeking obesity surgery

CHICAGO (AP) — U.S. teens seeking weight-loss surgery have a startling number of health problems that used to be seen only in adults, according to a major government-funded study. Half the teens had at least […]

11/04/2013

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