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With new guidelines, hypertension diagnoses to riseTips for physicians to address high blood pressure, meet value-based care targets
5 Takeaways from new hypertension guidelinesThe new guidance means that nearly 103 million Americans will now carry a diagnosis of high blood pressure following a visit to their physician.
Updated clinical guidelines for childhood hypertensionNew guidance for pediatric hypertension makes it easier for primary care physicians to identify children and adolescents with high blood pressure and manage them in an appropriate manner.
Clinical Challenge: Treating Nasal Congestion with Concomitant Hypertension
Clinical Challenge: Treating Nasal Congestion with Concomitant HypertensionIn Clinical Challenge, we give you one case and two different expert opinions. You decide the best approach.
Impact of aspirin in reducing preterm preeclampsiaA study looks at the efficacy of aspirin in reducing preterm preeclampsia. Plus: The CDC reports on antidepressant use in the United States. Also, a look at whether vaginal estrogen postmenopause increases the risk of heart disease and certain types of cancer.
Ovarian cancer: Possible advantage of high blood pressureNew research shows hypertension, diabetes influence survival of ovarian cancer patients in different ways.
Here’s why preventive care should be a priorityA Cleveland Clinic study examines the mortality burden of modifiable behavioral risk factors such as obesity, diabetes, tobacco use, high blood pressure and high cholesterol.
How obesity and related conditions are skyrocketingObesity is rising in children and teens, according to a new report, but other health problems tied to obesity are increasing, too.
Get smart about metabolic syndrome!As pediatricians we are all too aware of our nation’s struggle with childhood overweight and obesity. Approximately 1 of every 5 children that we see in the office every day is obese. Despite tremendous efforts to reverse this trend, it is clear we are in this battle for the long haul.
Factoring the metabolic X syndrome
Factoring the metabolic X syndromeAlthough there is debate surrounding the definition of metabolic X syndrome in pediatrics and there are few long-term studies of outcomes in children with metabolic syndrome, pediatric metabolic syndrome needs to be on the radar of all pediatricians interested in ensuring a healthy adult life for their patients.