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Blood Pressure Medication

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...