Treating Even Mild High Blood Pressure Could Save Lives

Diet and exercise are key to controlling mild high blood pressure. But a new review suggests that another method of blood pressure control could also potentially save lives. I’m Erin White with your latest health news. The researchers found that treating mild high blood pressure with prescription medication reduced the risk of stroke and death….

New blood pressure guidelines affect Kansans

IN 14 YEARS — THE AMERICAN HEART ASSOCIATION IS RELEASING NEW GUIDELINES FOR HIGH BLOOD PRESSURE.TONIGHT KSNT NEWS MORNING ANCHOR BRITTANY MOORE EXPLAINS HOW THESE NEW RECOMMENDATIONS AFFECT NORTHEAST KANSANS. ### GRID: A 2016 REPORT BY THE UNITED HEALTH FOUNDATION SAYS — JUST OVER 31 PERCENT OF KANSANS HAVE HIGH BLOOD PRESSURE — A FIGURE…

TRUE or FALSE: Caffeine Causes High Blood Pressure?

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HCSC Member Voice: Denise

DENISE: I’m Denise Keszkowsky. I’ve been with Blue Cross Blue Shield for about three years now. Unfortunately, I’m only 52 years old, but I have a lot of different health concerns and issues. I have hypertension. I also have diabetes, and I also have coronary artery disease. And I’ve had five stents placed in my…

What is Hypertension?

Hypertension is a term used to describe high blood pressure. What blood pressure is, is a measurement of the force of the blood as it pumps through your arteries. A normal blood pressure is 120 over 80. The two numbers in a blood pressure, the top number should not be greater than 120, and the…