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Nearly half of all Americans have high blood pressure - here are 6 things you can do to reduce your risk

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The American Heart Association just lowered the bar for 'high blood pressure' to 130/80.
This means nearly half of American adults have high blood pressure.
There are a few simple things everyone can do to reduce their risk.
High blood pressure is a deadly problem in America.
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention estimates that 1,000 US deaths every day include high blood pressure as a “primary or contributing cause.” It's a problem for heart attack victims, stroke patients, kidney disease suffers and people with heart failure.
On Monday, the American...
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American River Cruise Revolution: Introducing American Song

American River Cruise Revolution: Introducing American Song

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American Cruise Lines announced today that its brand new riverboat will be named American Song. The first ship in the Line's highly anticipated Modern Riverboat Series, American Song will be the finest state-of-the-art ship available to the U.S. river cruise market.
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Almost half of all Americans have high blood pressure, according to new guidelines - here's what it means for your health

Almost half of all Americans have high blood pressure, according to new guidelines - here's what it means for your health

8 monthes ago   |   By

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The American Heart Association and other medical groups just released new guidelines on what defines high blood pressure.
Previously, a blood pressure reading of 140/90 was considered high.
Now, a reading of 130/80 is considered high.
With the new guidelines, about half of all Americans now have high blood pressure.
As of Monday, millions more Americans now have high blood pressure, thanks to new guidelines released by the American Heart Association and 10 other medical organizations.
Before, high blood pressure was defined as a reading of 140/90 or higher. Now...
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