'Conditioning' blood flow could deter dementia, GRU researcher says

...predictors of whether someone will have dementia later in life are those things that put them at higher risk of stroke: high blood pressure, high cholesterol and smoking, Hess said. "Everything that leads to stroke leads to dementia, implying that...

Study: Lower blood pressure saved lives

...Intervention Trial or SPRINT study included 129 patients recruited through GRU. It targeted people 50 and older who had high blood pressure and split them into a group targeted to get to a systolic rate of 120 millimeters of mercury or below and those...

Working long hours might lead to higher risk of having a stroke

...Traditional risk factors for stroke are older age, high blood pressure, high cholesterol levels and diabetes.Because treatments...factors not accounted for by the researchers, such as high blood pressure or diet, that contributed to the higher risk of...

New York City to require salt warnings on menus

...day, most of it from processed and restaurant food, studies show. Overconsumption of sodium raises the risk of high blood pressure and heart disease, the nation's leading cause of death.Consumers mightnot realize how much sodium is in, say...

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...

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.

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...