Augusta group raising awareness of kidney disease, lack of diabetes monitoring at Kidney Action Day event

...1833 Broad St. The event will feature health screenings for risk factors like kidney function, diabetes, and high blood pressure, plus healthy cooking and fitness demonstrations. The group already supports about 150 Augusta dialysis patients...

Farmworkers get screenings from GRU medical students at their workplace

...obesity among the farmworkers, a high percentage of whom are Latinos, with the accompanying health problems of high blood pressure, said Pam Cromer, a family nurse practitioner and associate professor in the College of Nursing. Another is Vitamin...

States deny health care

...states' decisions. Intolerable? Yes. Criminal? Perhaps.There are labs that will diagnose simple ills, such as high blood pressure and diabetes, that are deadly but treatable, that cost less than $100 per visit, so it will not take long for...

Obama administration unveils plan to shift Medicare payments

...Another approach is known as a medical home, in which nurses monitor patients with chronic conditions such as high blood pressure to make sure they are within acceptable ranges.HHS also set a goal of tying 85 percent of all payments under traditional...

Aquinas offense continues to shine

...Tyree McCord exited the contest with what appeared to be a concussion. Coach Scott Tate also missed the game with high blood pressure issues.Amid all the problems, there's been one bright spot. Former Westside football coach Gerald Barnes...

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention: Children consume too much salt, raising risk of heart disease

...particularly disturbing in light of the fact that one in six children already has elevated blood pressure, a risk for high blood pressure as adults and increasing the risk of heart disease and stroke, she said."This is incredibly concerning to us...

New drug might help heart failure

...in the legs, which typically worsen over time. Although age is a common culprit, modifiable risk factors are high blood pressure, high alcohol intake and coronary artery disease. The mainstays of treatment are risk factor control and medications...

Across South Carolina

...and appeared to be intoxicated. There was no wreck.Allen issued a statement Tuesday saying he suffered from a high blood pressure incident. Emergency workers took him to an Anderson hospital before he was taken to jail.

PTSD can lead to heart disease

...to the "fight or flight response" and much like acute stress, Coughlin said. Patients with PTSD tend to have higher blood pressure levels and heart rates, particularly in response to loud noises or disturbing images, he said.It can also lead...

Westside defeats Hephzibah

...first-year coach Scott Tate missed the entire week of practice ? as well as the game against Hephzibah ? because of high blood pressure, a condition bad enough to send him to the hospital. After the contest, Hugee said he received word Tate is...