High Blood Pressure

Quick treatment after transient ischemic attacks could prevent many strokes, researchers document

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Seniors who suffer transient ischemic attacks, or mini-strokes, are at greatly heightened risk for experiencing a full-blown stroke soon after and should seek treatment quickly. That's according to recently published research from neurologists at Chicago's Loyola University Medical Center.

Study links low wages with hypertension

Employees with the lowest wages have a higher risk of hypertension than those with top wages, according to University of California-Davis researchers. The correlation between lower socioeconomic status and hypertension was unexpectedly strong with women and individuals in the 25-to-44 age range, investigators found.

EHRs tied to better treatment of high-risk heart patients

EHRs tied to better treatment of high-risk heart patients

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Doctors' letters sent after employing electronic health records led to a higher prescription rate for cholesterol-lowering medication and lower long-term cholesterol levels for patients with high-risk cardiovascular disease, according to Northwestern University medical researchers.

Nursing and stress

Nursing and stress

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Nurses continue to experience stress at higher rates than most other groups, according to the American Holistic Nurses Association. OK, so we know nurses get stressed — just walk into any nursing home or hospital and look around —but let's break this down.

Treatment of vascular conditions can delay or prevent Alzheimer's onset

Seniors with memory and cognitive impairments who are treated for other conditions that impact blood flow to the brain — such as high cholesterol, high blood pressure and diabetes — might be able to halt development of full-blown Alzheimer's and dementia, a new study finds.

Study uncovers link between elderly falls, and high blood pressure, altered blood flow in brain

There may be a connection between high blood pressure and hardened arteries, and an increased risk of falls among seniors, according to a new study.

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