How untested BP devices get to the drug store shelves
Untested blood pressure devices can be less accurate and lead to misdiagnosis and suboptimal treatment. So how do these BP devices even make it to the market to be sold?
3 ways to address validation problems with BP-measurement devices
When blood pressure devices are not validated, they can lead to inaccurate hypertension diagnosis and management. An expert panel offers up fixes.
9 diet questions patients should be asking their doctors
Fads might prompt patients to ask the wrong questions about diet. Here are the right questions to focus on, along with answers for physicians to share.
4 steps for medical assistants to help improve BP control
The largest health system in Illinois found that their blood pressure control was at only 55.6%. Here is how medical assistants at Amita Health helped boost BP control.
Nearly 1,200 medical practices recognized for improving BP control
AMA, American Heart Association recognize physicians and health systems for helping millions of people lower their blood pressure through Target: BP program.
More than 1,100 health care organizations earn BP-control honor
Nearly 600 recognized by the AMA and AHA for exceeding a 70% BP-control rate in their practices. Learn more about who is being honored and how they did it.
7 steps patients should follow to reduce, manage chronic disease
Conditions such as hypertension and type 2 diabetes are not inevitable. Learn about “life’s simple seven” steps patients should take to prevent chronic disease.
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