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Evidence COVID Survivors’ Blood May Help Very Ill

Evidence COVID Survivors' Blood May Help Very Ill

As of the end of March, three of the patients have been discharged from the hospital, the Chinese authors said, and the other two are now in stable condition. First U.S. patients being treated Use of convalescent serum “is a good idea. It’s something that’s been used …

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How to Donate Blood as Coronavirus Threatens the U.S. Supply

How to Donate Blood as Coronavirus Threatens the U.S. Supply

The nation’s blood supply faces a dire shortage. “It’s an unprecedented situation,” said Dr. Pampee Young, chief medical officer of biomedical services at the American Red Cross. “We are already actively triaging units, determining which hospitals can and can’t get blood.” While donor blood is not being used to treat …

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Even Slightly Higher Blood Pressure May Raise Stroke Risk: Study

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Latest High Blood Pressure News By Maureen SalamonHealthDay Reporter WEDNESDAY, March 12, 2014 (HealthDay News) — High blood pressure has long been pegged as a risk factor for stroke, but a new analysis suggests that even slightly elevated blood pressure levels raise the odds of suffering a stroke. …

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Occasional High Blood Pressure Risky, Too?

High Blood Pressure in Kids May Be Less Common Than Thought

Latest High Blood Pressure News Study Finds Episodes of High Blood Pressure, Often Ignored, Boost Stroke Risk By Kathleen Doheny WebMD Health News Reviewed By Laura J. Martin, MD March 11, 2010 — Occasional high blood pressure readings are often dismissed as nothing to worry about, …

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Many People Don’t Take Their High Blood Pressure Meds: Study

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Latest High Blood Pressure News MONDAY, March 6, 2017 (HealthDay News) — Only 20 percent of patients seeking care for stubborn high blood pressure take all the medicine they’re supposed to, a new Dutch study finds. “Another 20 percent are not taking any of their blood pressure medications,” …

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More Folic Acid in Pregnancy May Protect Kids From High Blood Pressure

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WEDNESDAY, March 8, 2017 (HealthDay News) — Higher folic acid levels during pregnancy may reduce the risk of high blood pressure in children if their mothers have heart disease risk factors, a new study suggests. “Our study adds further evidence on the early life origins of high blood pressure,” said …

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Americans With High Blood Pressure Still Eating Too Much Salt

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Latest High Blood Pressure News By Steven ReinbergHealthDay Reporter WEDNESDAY, March 8, 2017 (HealthDay News) — For Americans with high blood pressure, cutting back on salt is an important way to help keep the condition under control. Yet, new research shows that these patients are getting more salt …

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Some Helpful Hints When Monitoring Blood Sugar

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By Serena GordonHealthDay Reporter FRIDAY, March 7, 2014 (HealthDay News) — Anyone who needs to monitor their blood sugar can take some simple steps to improve their test results. These include: Wash your hands before you test. It sounds simple enough, but it’s a step many people skip or skimp …

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1 in 7 Obese People Has Normal Blood Pressure, Cholesterol

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Latest Diet & Weight Management News By Karen PallaritoHealthDay Reporter THURSDAY, March 9, 2017 (HealthDay News) — Can people really be healthy and obese? In one of the largest studies to date, researchers quantified the number of U.S. adults who are overweight or obese but don’t have typical …

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Global Blood Pressure Program Could Save Millions of Lives, Experts Say

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Latest High Blood Pressure News FRIDAY, Feb. 27, 2015 (HealthDay News) — Treating half of people with uncontrolled high blood pressure could prevent 10 million heart attacks and strokes worldwide over 10 years, according to experts. Most people with uncontrolled high blood pressure (or “hypertension“) are in low- …

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