What doctors wish patients knew about high blood pressure
While almost half of all adults have high blood pressure, many don’t know they have this condition. A family physician shares what is important to know.
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Top news stories from AMA Morning Rounds®: Week of Dec. 6, 2021
The news: COVID vaccine demand growing, BP rose in pandemic, youth mental health, CDC recommends physicians talk about PrEP, federal gov’t sued over surprise billing
How medical schools are driving better BP measurement
A new effort by the AMA aims to improve hypertension care by training the next generation of physicians to measure BP accurately every time.
Thousands of devices measure BP. Know which ones to trust.
Inaccurate BP readings can be dangerous. Learn about a website that lists devices to help patients measure blood pressure accurately at home.
The one graphic you need for accurate blood pressure reading
While BP measurement is a routine task in most practices, are you sure it is done accurately in yours? Learn more with the AMA.
What needs to happen for self-measured blood pressure to take root
Many in the United States—both patients and physicians—have come around to the benefits of SMBP, but the infrastructure to optimize its value is lagging.
Improving health outcomes: Hypertension publications
View a collection of AMA publications that highlight the importance of accurate blood pressure (BP) measurement and effective treatment of hypertension.
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