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shot of a confident female doctor checking the blood pressure of a pregnant patient at a hospital during the day.
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Fast timing and treatment strengthen health outcomes for women with severe pregnancy complications During the 10 years she was a nurse working with pregnant women at an Alexandria, Virginia hospital, Sacha Han, B.S.N., R.N., and her colleagues were forever on alert. “I set timers on my phone,” Han recalled. If a woman’s systolic blood pressure...
A mother, daughter, and father prepare a heart-healthful meal with colorful vegetables in the kitchen
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WHAT: Dietary Approaches to Stop Hypertension (DASH) has tied for first out of 39 diets for “Best Diets for Healthy Eating” and “Best Heart-Healthy Diets” in the 2021 Best Diets report from U.S. News & World Report. DASH, which builds nutrient-dense meals around whole grains, low-fat dairy products, vegetables, and fruits, and includes fish,...
Closeup view of a healthy plate of vegan soul food prepared for the NEW Soul program.
Credit: Matt McGrievy, University of South Carolina
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Research Feature
When most people think of soul food, they think of tasty faves like collard greens, fried chicken, mac-n-cheese, and black-eyed peas. These foods are beloved by many, and they often play a big part of many African American families’ traditions. It’s an historic cuisine that thrived during slavery and traces its roots to Africa. But traditional soul...
Virus triggering blood clots to form in the blood system
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Peter Libby, M.D., never imagined nearly 40 years ago that his research would contribute to the current understanding of how the novel coronavirus targets and ravages the blood vessels in people with COVID-19. In the 1980s, Libby, then an assistant professor of medicine at Tufts University School of Medicine, was the first to discover that arterial...
Close-up of doctor measuring patients blood pressure with stethoscope
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The trend could threaten decades of public health work against heart disease After nearly 15 years on an upward trend, awareness among Americans about high blood pressure and how to control and treat it is now on the decline, according to a new study. Even with the help of blood pressure medications, some groups, including older adults, are less...
Mature woman at the doctor, controlling blood pressure
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Pipeline of smart technologies could expand detection of hypertension, save lives It’s the drill at the start of virtually every doctor or hospital visit: having your blood pressure measured. A technician straps a cuff to your upper arm and tightly inflates it. The beeps begin as a machine generates numbers. The cuff slowly deflates. The tech...