Tag: Health

High blood pressure linked to racial segregation in neighborhoods

WASHINGTON–The findings, reported in the May issue of JAMA Internal Medicine, offer further evidence that policies to reduce residential racial segregation may have meaningful health benefits, especially for African-Americans, who suffer the highest rates of hypertension of any group in the United States. Residential segregation, the separation of groups into different neighborhoods by race, has long been identified as a[Read More…]

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Smog Raises Heart Risks in Those With Diabetes, Study Says

[ilink url=”http://www.northstarnewstoday.com”]Return to the homepage and video channel at www.northstarnewstoday.com or just click here to see the complete issue and video channel.[/ilink]   Long-term study showed prolonged exposure linked to heart disease, stroke   (HealthDay News) — Long periods of exposure to air pollution — including dust and car exhaust — heightens heart risks for women with diabetes, a large,[Read More…]

U.S. adult smoking rate falls to new low

[ilink url=”http://www.northstarnewstoday.com”]Return to the homepage and video channel at www.northstarnewstoday.com or just click here to see the complete issue and video channel.[/ilink] CDC says less than 17 percent are lighting up, but big gap remains between well-off and poor Less than 17 percent of adults said they smoked in 2014, down from nearly 21 percent in 2005, a U.S. Centers[Read More…]

Nearly half of Americans with high blood pressure not controlling it: CDC

[ilink url=”http://www.northstarnewstoday.com”]Return to the homepage and video channel at www.northstarnewstoday.com or just click here to see the complete issue and video channel.[/ilink]   48% of blacks have their blood pressure under control HealthDay News — Nearly half of Americans with high blood pressure are not properly controlling their condition, increasing their risk of heart attack, stroke and heart disease, a[Read More…]

9 recommendations to control high blood pressure

[ilink url=”http://www.northstarnewstoday.com”]Return to the homepage and video channel at www.northstarnewstoday.com or just click here to see the complete issue and video channel.[/ilink] By Tom Hughes   University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill New guidelines for managing high blood pressure include nine recommendations and a treatment flow chart to help doctors treat patients with hypertension. “These new guidelines provide reliable, evidence-based[Read More…]