Lowering Blood Pressure Without Medication
Recently updated guidelines from the American Heart Association and the American College of Cardiology have contributed to a growing number of patients being diagnosed with hypertension. Lowering the threshold for hypertension from 140/90 to 130/80 mm Hg resulted in a significant increase of patients — with previously normal or slightly elevated blood pressure (BP) — […]
Weight Loss Counseling? Not So Much.
Adults who are overweight or obese report receiving little weight loss counseling, especially involving medications and surgery; however, many report trying to lose weight within the last 12 months, according to a speaker at ObesityWeek. “We know that less than 50% of patients with obesity have reported receiving weight loss counseling within a provider visit and most […]