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Prehypertension, hypertension in children drive up health care costs

August 28, 2014

Prehypertension and hypertension in children are having strong effects on healthcare costs, according to research published in The American Journal of Managed Care.

Although BMI was also found to influence costs in the study at integrated health systems in Colorado and Minnesota, the researchers noted that accurate assessment requires adjusting for blood pressure (BP) status.

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Prehypertension, hypertension in children drive up health care costs

August 28, 2014
Prehypertension and hypertension in children are having strong effects on healthcare costs, according to research published in The American Journal
In the Journals

Hypertension self-management program linked to lower BP at 12 months

August 26, 2014
A self-monitoring, self-titration program for high-risk patients with hypertension was associated with reduced BP at 12 months.For the TASMIN-SR…

USPSTF recommends behavioral counseling for obese, overweight people at risk for CVD

August 25, 2014
The United States Preventive Services Task Force recommended that adults who are overweight or obese and have at least one risk factor for CVD be…

FEMA grant awarded to reduce obesity, CVD among volunteer firefighters

August 23, 2014
The Federal Emergency Management Agency has awarded the University of Texas Health Science Center a $1.5 million grant to examine the effectiveness…
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