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BC senior ‘poster child’ for healthy lifestyle transformation

BC senior ‘poster child’ for healthy lifestyle transformation

“I have the heart of a 20 year old,” says BC senior, Margaret Rees after overcoming high blood pressure and revitalizing her health. Read her story here.

Comparison of an in-pharmacy automated blood pressure kiosk to daytime ambulatory blood pressure in hypertensive subjects

Comparison of an in-pharmacy automated blood pressure kiosk to daytime ambulatory blood pressure in hypertensive subjects

The objective of this study was to compare a series of blood pressure readings from an automated in–pharmacy kiosk, to those taken at regular intervals from individuals performing daily life activities in a real-world setting.

Dietitian Health Tip Choose foods high in potassium

Dietitian Health Tip: Choose foods high in potassium

Potassium can help to lower blood pressure. Why?

dash eating plan diet

DASH towards a healthier you

“DASH” was initiated by the National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute and is scientifically proven to reduce high blood pressure and improve heart health.

connection between hypertension and activity

The connection between hypertension and activity

A regular, structured exercise program can decrease blood pressure by 5-7 mm Hg- this can occur as early as 3-4 weeks after introducing a new exercise routine

Hypertension-the theme for World Health Day

Hypertension: the theme for World Health Day 2013

The most important risk factor for death and disability is Hypertension. The World Health Organization chose Hypertension as the theme for World Health Day 2013

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Comparison of an in-pharmacy automated blood pressure kiosk to daytime ambulatory blood pressure in hypertensive subjects

Comparison of an in-pharmacy automated blood pressure kiosk to daytime ambulatory blood pressure in hypertensive subjects

Context High blood pressure, or hypertension, affects 40% of adults worldwide, 30% of Americans, and 22% of Canadians. Despite being highly treatable, it is the leading cause of death or disability in the world. Accurate blood pressure measurement is critically important to ensuring that hypertension is optimally diagnosed and managed. Because in-office, manual blood pressure […]