Monthly Archive for January, 2018

: January, 2018

130/80 is the new high blood pressure: What this means for you

The American College of Cardiology and the American Heart Association recently released guidelines lowering the definition of high blood pressure and made new recommendations for blood pressure control.  The new guidelines now define high blood pressure as 130/80 rather than 140/90. This means 46 percent of U.S. adults are now considered to have high blood pressure, or hypertension, placing

If you have type 2 diabetes, weight-loss surgery could help

If you have type 2 diabetes, recent guidelines backed by the American Diabetes Association and 44 other respected health organizations say that weight-loss surgery could be a treatment option to consider, even if you are not considered morbidly obese. These recommendations highlight the profound effect of bariatric surgery on the treatment of diabetes associated with obesity. Are you