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...

Check doctors' vitals, before they check yours

...outcomes from group practices.In Minnesota, for example, consumers can compare how many people have diabetes, high blood pressure and some other chronic conditions under control in different practices, plus how satisfied patients are. Report cards...

Conservatives are "anti-science"? Let's talk about that

...physiologist whose research is dedicated to fighting the unhealthy effects of obesity, such as heart disease, high blood pressure and diabetes. His university laboratory focuses on a hormone that slows muscle growth in aging adults. He found...

Germany's Bayer plans to buy Merck & Co.'s consumer care business

...payments contingent on sales.The partnership includes a Bayer drug approved in the U.S., Adempas for treating high blood pressure in lung blood vessels. It also features a chronic heart failure drug in midstage patient testing and other experimental...

Wellness programs grow more popular with employers

...counter privacy concerns. The vendor can tell a company about trends, such as whether it has a lot of employees with high blood pressure, so the employer can implement programs to address that. But it is not supposed to share details about individual...

Ex-players say NFL illegally used painkillers

...lawsuit.He retired in 2009, and because of the drugs he took while playing, he now suffers from renal failure, high blood pressure and violent headaches, the lawsuit says.The lawsuit seeks class-action status for any former players who received...

NFL sued by group of ex-players over use of painkillers

...Newberry retired in 2009 and said that because of the drugs he took while playing, he suffers from kidney failure, high blood pressure and violent headaches.On game days, Newberry said, he and up to 25 of his San Francisco 49ers teammates would...

Smartphone apps remind patients to take their meds

...for patients with symptomless conditions, such as high blood pressure or high cholesterol. Those patients are less likely...for depression, diabetes, high cholesterol and high blood pressure, the company claims at least 80 percent of its users take...

Zinc, handwashing prevent colds, study finds

...do over-the-counter antihistamines and decongestants unless they would complicate a medical condition like high blood pressure and "drink plenty of fluids."

Women, middle-aged large sector of hungry in Augusta area

...children or spouses who work during the day, Fraser said.Because of health complications, including diabetes and high blood pressure, DeWitt quit working in 2005. But it wasn't until three years ago that she started standing in line for food...