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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

Atorvastatin Calcium tablets, a generic form of Lipitor. (AP Photo/Watson Pharmaceuticals Inc., Bill Gallery)

US doctors urge wider use of cholesterol drugs

The nation’s first new guidelines in a decade for preventing heart attacks and strokes call for twice as many Americans — one-third of all adults — to consider taking cholesterol-lowering statin drugs. The guidelines, issued […]

11/12/2013

Even fit baby boomers won't escape heart problems

CHICAGO (AP) – Here’s a reality check for health-conscious baby boomers: Even among those in good shape, at least 1 in 3 will eventually develop heart problems or have a stroke. The upside is that […]

11/05/2012

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