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High blood pressure, which disproportionately affects Black and Latino people, can lead to heart attacks, strokes and kidney damage.
Certain drugs in this class may increase the likelihood of diabetes and hypertension, but cardiovascular risk factors can be managed.
Studies highlight the need for better prevention and management of age-related health problems.
Anemia and hypertension during pregnancy increased risk for severe birth complications in non-white populations.
A Boston University study found that Black women have a 66% increased long-term risk of stroke.
Among people 65 and older, cardiovascular deaths plunged 22% between 1999 and 2010 -- but then climbed 13% between 2011 and 2019.
The Mediterranean diet could also reduce risk for gestational diabetes, preterm birth and more.
The program aims to encourage and educate Black churchgoers to maintain a healthy blood pressure.
Coronary heart disease was also attributed to a history of allergies.
Drug therapy for pregnancy hypertension helps prevent health complications for both women and their children.
People with hypertension who regularly ate yogurt saw a dip in blood pressure compared to those without the illness who consumed the food.
Black moms-to-be living in neighborhoods demarcated by the old racist housing policy known as redlining face worse pregnancy outcomes.
Sometimes the older formulation of tenofovir is a better choice for HIV prevention.
People under 50 with elevated blood pressure might face an increased risk for brain damage as seniors.
Good adherence to these medications further improved survival outcomes.
Two new studies come to different conclusions about the risk for severe illness and death.
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