Stroke Foundation running blood pressure campaign

A stroke survivor says getting your blood pressure checked could save your life. Six years ago Rakai Tawhiwhirangi suffered from a stroke and if it wasn’t for a friend who intervened, he says he may not be alive today. And as Eruera Rerekura reports the Stroke Foundation is carrying out its blood pressure campaign. This…

If White Rice is Linked to Diabetes, What About China?

rice currently feeds almost half the human population making it the single most important staple food in the world but a meta-analysis of seven cohort studies following 350,000 people for up to 20 years found that higher consumption of white rice was associated with significant increased risk of type 2 diabetes especially in Asian populations…

Help Patients Take Blood Pressure Medicines As Directed

[NARRATOR] One in four new prescriptions for hypertension medications are never filled. A major problem when 70% of U.S. adults over 65 have high blood pressure, and only half of them have it under control. Even hypertensive patients covered by Medicare Part D have high rates of non-adherence, too often skipping doses, taking the wrong…

Migraines: Not Just Another Headache

If you’ve never had a migraine, you might think it’s just a really bad headache but if you’ve had ever had one, or you know someone who gets them, you know that they are much worse than that and much more complicated. A true migraine is a multi-symptom disorder of the nervous system that affects…

how to measure Blood pressure

how to measure blood pressure with a sphygmomanometer use correct size cuff cuff size should be greater than 40% of arm circumference bladders should be centered over brachial artery and cuff applied snugly support the arm in horizontal position at mid sternal level inflate the cuff while palpating the brachial artery until the pulse disappears…