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Hypertension Treatment

The New Hypertension Guidelines: Should We Let Up on Blood Pressure Control?

Samuel J. Mann, M.D. | Posted 04.10.2014 | Healthy Living
Samuel J. Mann, M.D.

I believe there is an epidemic of overtreatment, but not because the blood pressure level that we aim for is too low. The current targets have a fabulously successful track record; they should not be abandoned.

Genetics and Personalized Drug Therapy of Hypertension: Don't Expect Too Much

Samuel J. Mann, M.D. | Posted 12.03.2012 | Healthy Living
Samuel J. Mann, M.D.

Unlike the treatment of cancer, the future of personalized drug selection in treating hypertension is not likely to result from filling in a genetic map. It lies instead in understanding better, and making better use of, the clinical clues that can guide us.

Why Soul Food And Salt Consumption Are Hard To Break

Posted 09.20.2012 | Black Voices

While a team of researchers at Georgia Health Sciences University explored the connection between high blood pressure and stress last week, a team of ...

Explained: Does Hypertension Mean You’re Stressed Out?

Leslie Spry, M.D., FACP | Posted 09.25.2012 | Healthy Living
Leslie Spry, M.D., FACP

A common misconception is that those with hypertension are excessively nervous or stressed out. In my practice, this is actually one of the most common questions that I am asked by a new patient.

When Meds Don't Work, Doctors Try Zapping Nerves To Treat High Blood Pressure

AP | LAURAN NEERGAARD and MATTHEW PERRONE | Posted 07.29.2012 | Healthy Living

WASHINGTON — "Maxed out on the medications," is how Bill Ezzell describes his struggle with blood pressure. It's dangerously high even though th...