Tag Archives: Lying

Take Your Blood Pressure at Night While Lying Down

Research presented at the September 2023 American Heart Association’s (AHA) Hypertension Scientific Sessions in Boston revealed surprising findings about how taking blood pressure while lying down may offer a more accurate reading.1 High blood pressure increases your risk for stroke and heart disease, which are two leading causes of death in the U.S. Getting accurate… Read More »

Heating pads may lower blood pressure in people with high blood pressure when lying down

Applying a heating pad overnight may help people with supine hypertension, a condition that causes their blood pressure to increase when they lie down including during sleep, according to preliminary results presented at the American Heart Association’s Hypertension 2019 Scientific Sessions. Supine hypertension is present in about half of people with autonomic failure, a chronic… Read More »

Pharma Owners Accused of Lying About OxyContin

The family that owns OxyContin maker Purdue Pharma directed attempts to play down the dangers of the opioid painkiller, suggest previously undisclosed documents included in a court filing by the attorney general of Massachusetts. The filing includes emails and other internal Purdue communications that mention the Sackler family. It’s the first evidence that appears to… Read More »