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Your Teen and High Blood Pressure

Posted by North Ohio Heart | Ohio Medical Group on Tue, Mar 15, 2016

With all the electronic distractions available today—from countless technology devices, to unlimited Netflix streaming—the health dangers facing today’s teens are more pronounced than ever. In fact, a recent study found that out-of-shape and overweight teens are more likely to develop high blood pressure earlier and face greater health challenges sooner.

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Topics: high blood pressure, blood pressure

Study: Stricter Guidelines for High Blood Pressure

Posted by North Ohio Heart | Ohio Medical Group on Tue, Feb 02, 2016

A new study on blood pressure recently made headlines by suggesting current recommendations may need to be lower to truly cut the risk of heart problems. Thanks to the Systolic Blood Pressure Intervention Trial, or SPRINT, some experts are now suggesting a revised version of blood pressure guidelines for patients with hypertension.

The study was originally slated to cover a research period of five years; however, the results were so conclusive that it was stopped after only three years. Though there is still some debate over how to interpret the SPRINT results since the study only covered a small sample size and focused on high-risk patients, here are a few things you should know about the findings and recommended new guidelines.

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Topics: high blood pressure, blood pressure

6 Facts About Your Blood Pressure You Need to Know

Posted by North Ohio Heart | Ohio Medical Group on Tue, Oct 13, 2015

Even a normal, healthy blood pressure is a key metric of overall health, but the meaning of the two mysterious numbers isn’t always so easy to understand. If you find yourself with more questions than answers trying to understand what your blood pressure means for the health of your body, you’ve come to the right place: We’re here to set the record straight.

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Topics: low blood pressure, high blood pressure, blood pressure

Four Ancient Grains to Add to Your Diet

Posted by North Ohio Heart | Ohio Medical Group on Wed, Mar 12, 2014

When you consider adding more healthy grains to your diet, your mind likely goes to staples like wheat or rice. Despite there being 19 different types of whole grains, most Americans only regularly eat just a few. If you’re looking to shake up your heart healthy grain eating routine, consider trying these four ancient grains for more variety and health benefits.

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Topics: healthy eating, high blood pressure, heart attack, healthy grains

Can Sunshine Help Lower Your Blood Pressure?

Posted by North Ohio Heart | Ohio Medical Group on Wed, Mar 05, 2014

If you have a taste of the winter weather blues, there might be one more good reason to look forward to warmer temperatures and sunnier days.

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Topics: heart health, high blood pressure, blood pressure, heart study

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