high blood pressure

A woman getting her blood pressure checked by a doctor.
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KYW Staff
November 19, 2019 - 5:29 pm
Roughly one-half of the 35 million people with high blood pressure are women. Read more here.
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Philadelphia Health Commissioner Tom Farley.
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Pat Loeb
September 13, 2019 - 4:00 am
Beginning this weekend, chain restaurants in Philadelphia will have to display warning labels on menu items with high sodium levels.
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March 29, 2019 - 3:00 am
KYW Newsradio’s Medical Reports are sponsored by Independence Blue Cross. By Dr. Brian McDonough, Medical Editor PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — Fewer heart attacks are occurring in the U.S., but there is a surprising new statistic. According to the American College of Cardiology, a growing number...
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salt shaker
Lynne Adkins
February 10, 2019 - 4:00 am
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) -- We often hear that adults should avoid too much sodium, but it's also an issue for children. Sodium can lead to high blood pressure, heart disease and stroke. So grabbing the salt shaker at every meal is not a good idea. "These problems that start in childhood can...
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Lynne Adkins
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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In this Aug. 27, 2014 file photo, a laptop computer monitors a patient's heart function as he takes a stress test while riding a stationary bike in Augusta, Ga.
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January 31, 2019 - 10:15 am
By Marilynn Marchione, AP Chief Medical Writer A new report estimates that nearly half of all U.S. adults have some form of heart or blood vessel disease, a medical milestone that's mostly due to recent guidelines that expanded how many people have high blood pressure. The American Heart...
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The FDA is warning of shortages of blood pressure medicines containing valsartan, losartan and irbesartan. A growing list of these drugs have been recalled because they are linked to an increased risk of cancer.
January 27, 2019 - 9:34 am
Kevin Flower, CNN (CNN) -- The US Food and Drug Administration is warning of a shortage of a class of drugs used by millions to treat high blood pressure. The drugs known as ARBs, or angiotensin II receptor blockers, contain valsartan. "Valsartan products are in shortage, and we know that other...
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December 14, 2018 - 3:00 am
KYW’s Medical Reports are sponsored by Independence Blue Cross. By Dr. Brian McDonough, Medical Editor PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — Chronic kidney disease is a growing problem in the United States, and in the worst cases it could lead to a lifetime of dialysis or the need for a kidney transplant...
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October 11, 2018 - 3:15 am
KYW’s Medical Reports Sponsored By Independence Blue Cross. By Dr. Brian McDonough, Medical Editor PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) -- A third of people in the United States suffer from, or will suffer from, hypertension. High blood pressure is a particularly serious condition if left untreated. About...
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Fast food consumption
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October 03, 2018 - 11:03 am
By Jacqueline Howard, CNN (CNN) -- Fast food has become a major part of the American diet, and a new report from the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention reveals just how many adults eat it. Between 2013 and 2016, about 37% of US adults consumed fast food on any given day, according to the...
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