Blood Pressure

Having higher-than-normal cholesterol and blood pressure levels before age 40 can raise your risk of heart disease later in life more than you might think, according to a new study.
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July 15, 2019 - 3:23 pm
By Jacqueline Howard, CNN (CNN) - - Having higher-than-normal cholesterol and blood pressure levels before age 40 can raise your risk of heart disease later in life more than you might think, according to a new study. A level of "bad" LDL cholesterol at 100 mg/dL or higher as a young adult was...
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April 19, 2019 - 4:54 pm
By Jen Christensen (CNN) -- If you take blood pressure medicine, you'll want to double-check your bottle. Torrent Pharmaceuticals Ltd. has expanded its recall of losartan potassium and losartan potassium/hydrochlorothiazide tablets. Tests found trace amounts of a potentially cancer-causing impurity...
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March 19, 2019 - 3:00 am
KYW Newsradio’s Medical Reports are sponsored by Independence Blue Cross. By Dr. Brian McDonough, Medical Editor PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — Moderate alcohol consumption can fight heart disease, but when does alcohol become a problem? According to a Wake Forest study based on research from 17,...
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February 14, 2019 - 3:30 am
KYW Newsradio’s Medical Reports are sponsored by Independence Blue Cross. By Dr. Brian McDonough, Medical Editor PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — Hopefully you have received a gift or are preparing to purchase a gift for your special valentine — or at the very least buying a gift for yourself. This...
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February 09, 2019 - 4:00 am
NEW JERSEY (KYW Newsradio) — A study of thousands of patients in North Jersey has some startling findings on blood pressure. Extremely high blood pressure where numbers register 200 over 120 or higher is extremely dangerous and affects African-American patients more often than others, according to...
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February 01, 2019 - 3:00 am
KYW Newsradio’s Medical Reports are sponsored by Independence Blue Cross. By Dr. Brian McDonough, Medical Editor PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — It's not something we commonly talk about, but the blood pressure in our very small blood vessels, called capillaries, do have a dramatic impact on our...
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August 21, 2018 - 3:15 am
KYW’s Medical Reports Sponsored By Independence Blue Cross. By Dr. Brian McDonough, Medical Editor PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) -- We don't really think about it as parents, but our children's blood pressure is very important. The American Academy of Pediatrics is recommending that physicians take...
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August 10, 2018 - 7:34 pm
By Jen Christensen, CNN (CNN) -- The US Food and Drug Administration expanded the list of drugs being recalled that contain valsartan. The drug is used as a component in a set of drugs used to treat heart failure and blood pressure. New to the list are some valsartan products manufactured by Hetero...
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Blood Pressure
June 07, 2018 - 3:30 am
KYW’s Medical Reports Sponsored By Independence Blue Cross. By Dr. Brian McDonough, Medical Editor PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) -- If you are someone who takes your blood pressure at home to monitor if your medications are working, you may want to use the techniques that doctors traditionally use...
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Blood Pressure
May 02, 2018 - 3:10 pm
KYW Newsradio’s Medical Reports Are Sponsored By Independence Blue Cross By Dr. Brian McDonough, Medical Editor PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) -- Those of us who practice medicine love being certain; certain of facts, certain of statistics and certain of the future. Unfortunately, little in health...
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