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Blood Pressure Medication

Hypertension: Are You on More Medication Than You Need?

Samuel J. Mann, M.D. | Posted 02.06.2015 | Healthy Living
Samuel J. Mann, M.D.

You need to be on as much medication as is necessary to bring your blood pressure under control. However, you are best off if you are on as little medication as you truly need.

The Harmful Reality of Restricting Drug Choices

Samuel J. Mann, M.D. | Posted 04.30.2014 | Healthy Living
Samuel J. Mann, M.D.

Clearly the goal of reducing the enormous cost burden of prescribed drugs is a legitimate one. If a drug that costs $200 a year is just as good as one that costs $2,000, restricting the latter makes sense. But the situation is not that simple.

Higher Blood Pressure Threshold OK In Older Adults

AP | LINDSEY TANNER | Posted 12.18.2013 | Fifty

CHICAGO (AP) — New guidelines are out that say many older adults with high blood pressure can be treated less aggressively. That could mean taking f...

Is There a Mind/Body Connection in Hypertension?

Samuel J. Mann, M.D. | Posted 03.24.2013 | Healthy Living
Samuel J. Mann, M.D.

If day-to-day stress and anger and anxiety are not causes of hypertension, do I believe that there is a mind/body connection in hypertension? Yes, I absolutely do. But the connection is very different from what most people think.

High Blood Pressure: A Highly Controllable Risk Factor That We Fail to Control

Glenn D. Braunstein, M.D. | Posted 01.12.2013 | Los Angeles
Glenn D. Braunstein, M.D.

The frustration over this nation's inability to control blood pressure in so many people is that this is a problem with very good solutions, tested and proven over half a century. We can and must do better.

The Best Way To Manage Your Hypertension

Samuel J. Mann, M.D. | Posted 11.04.2012 | Healthy Living
Samuel J. Mann, M.D.

As a hypertension specialist, I advocate healthy diet, reduction of sodium intake, and exercise, as a means to avoid or reduce medication. However, most people end up requiring medication, which is helping millions live a longer and healthier life.

Are These Drugs Over Prescribed And Under Delivering?

Lloyd I. Sederer, MD | Posted 05.28.2012 | Healthy Living
Lloyd I. Sederer, MD

When it comes to benefits, psychiatric medications hold their own when compared with general medical medications in the treatment of a great number of diseases that affect so many people.

5 Ways To Avoid Falls At Home

Richard C. Senelick, M.D. | Posted 08.16.2011 | Healthy Living
Richard C. Senelick, M.D.

Take a moment to think about all the close calls you have experienced -- the ones where you narrowly avoided falling. Our environment is filled with obstacles waiting to trip us up.

More Americans Are Taking Blood Pressure Meds, Says CDC

AP | MIKE STOBBE | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home

ATLANTA — More American adults are aware they have high blood pressure, and more are taking medicine to try to control it, according to a new go...