MONDAY, Sept. 13, 2021 (HealthDay News) — With the expansion of Medicaid under Obamacare, fewer Americans are uninsured and more are getting their blood pressure and blood sugar under control, a new study finds. The gains are especially strong among Black and Hispanic patients, according to Boston University researchers. “OurContinue Reading

TUESDAY, Sept. 7, 2021 (HealthDay News) — Nicotine-laden e-cigarettes raise a user’s risk of blood clots, damage small blood vessels and can also raise heart rate and blood pressure, a new study finds. The effects are similar to those caused by traditional cigarettes, and raise the concern that long-term vapingContinue Reading

WEDNESDAY, Sept. 1, 2021 (HealthDay News) — A four-in-one pill containing “ultra-low doses” of different medications can provide better blood pressure control than standard drug treatment, a new clinical trial from Australia shows. About 80% of people given the “quadpill” achieved a healthy blood pressure of 140/90 within three monthsContinue Reading

MONDAY, Aug. 16, 2021 (HealthDay News) — Take a work break: A small, new study suggests that getting out of your chair every half hour may help improve your blood sugar levels and your overall health. Every hour spent sitting or lying down increases the risk for metabolic syndrome andContinue Reading

WEDNESDAY, July 7, 2021 (HealthDay News) — A quick daily “workout” for the breathing muscles may help people lower their blood pressure to a similar degree as exercise or even medication, a small study suggests. The technique is called inspiratory muscle strength training (IMST), and it involves using a deviceContinue Reading