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Contamination Problems in Popular Blood Pressure Medication Escalate Globally

While the U.S. was among the first to issue recalls for the popular blood pressure medication valsartan, the problem has escalated globally. Joining the U.S. in issuing recalls, the European Union, Taiwan,

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Blood Pressure Medication Recall Expanded

When the FDA announced the recall of popular blood pressure medications last month, there was some serious alarm. With the expanded recall, that alarm is sounding louder and louder today as millions are

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High Blood Pressure and the Brain

“Generally, whatever problems impact cardiovascular health also affect cognitive functioning,” says Merrill Elias, Ph.D., a professor of epidemiology at Boston University who has studied hypertension

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Blood Pressure Drug Valsartan Recalled

This past Friday, the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) recalled certain medications containing the drug Valsartan because it contains a chemical that poses a potential cancer risk. Valsartan is commonly

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How to Keep a Heart-Healthy Lifestyle at Your Summer Celebrations

Summer is here! To many people, summer means vacations, spending time at the pool or beach, family reunions, barbeques, boating, camping, tennis, golf, and other recreational activities. Here are some

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7 Signs You Need More Potassium in Your Diet

A national survey found that approximately 98% of Americans are not meeting the recommended potassium intake by the FDA. Potassium is a key mineral when it comes to blood pressure and heart health. While

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Tips for an Accurate Blood Pressure Reading

To determine whether you have high blood pressure or hypertension, a medical professional will take a blood pressure reading. How you prepare for the test, the position of your arm, and other factors

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How Many Days of Exercise Does the Heart Need?

A recent study published in The Journal of Physiology found different amounts of weekly exercise had varied effects on middle and central arteries. As people age, their arteries begin to stiffen, which

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Diet and Heart Health, Eating to Keep the Heart Healthy

A healthy diet and lifestyle are your best weapons to fight cardiovascular disease! You can definitely reduce your risk of developing cardiovascular disease by eating certain foods every day,” says Julie

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Managing Your Blood Pressure with the Latest Tech

Measuring and keeping track of your blood pressure on your own is beneficial for diagnosing, preventing, and managing high blood pressure. By keeping a record of your blood pressure, you can help build

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