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High blood pressure, high cholesterol early in life tied to heart problems later

(Reuters Health) – People with high blood pressure or elevated cholesterol before age 40 are more likely to have a heart attack later in life than other adults, a new analysis suggests. FILE PHOTO: A man has his blood pressure checked at the Remote Area Medical Clinic in Wise, Virginia, U.S., July 22, 2017. REUTERS/Joshua… Read More »

High blood pressure during pregnancy tied to heart problems decades later

Women who develop high blood pressure during pregnancy may be more likely than those who don’t to have heart attacks or strokes decades later, a Norwegian study suggests. Compared to women with normal blood pressure during every pregnancy, women who developed hypertensive disorders, or high blood pressure, during one or more pregnancies were 57% more… Read More »

People at High Risk for Flu Complications

Following is a list of all the health and age factors that are known to increase a person’s risk of getting serious complications from the flu: Asthma Neurologic and neurodevelopment conditions Blood disorders (such as sickle cell disease) Chronic lung disease (such as chronic obstructive pulmonary disease [COPD] and cystic fibrosis) Endocrine disorders (such as… Read More »