High Blood Pressure

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Seen At 11: ‘Shadow Disease’ Symptoms Could Be An Indicator Of A More Serious Illness

Doctors claim these and other chronic illnesses could be an indication that a patient is suffering from an even scarier condition known as “The Shadow Disease”.

09/13/2013

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Could Your Commute Kill You? New Study Examines The Health Effects

The study by Washington University in St. Louis found the commutes take people away from exercise and lead to conditions that are strong predictors of diabetes, obesity and some cancers.

05/08/2012

High Blood Pressure

Eye On New York: On High Blood Pressure

In this Eye on New York, CBS 2’s Dr. Max Gomez and Dana Tyler examine high blood pressure and how to control it—both on your own and with the help of the City Parks Foundations.

10/09/2011

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Obesity A Growing Concern In Pregnant Mothers And Newborns

In some parts of the city, 1 in 3 expectant mothers are considered obese and Dr. Adam Buckley, an OB/GYN and patient safety expert at Beth Israel Medical Center, calls it a “significant problem.”

04/25/2011

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ASPCA Holding Free Blood Pressure Screening For Cats And Dogs

High blood pressure isn’t only a problem for people. Dr. Louise Murray, Vice President of the ASPCA’s Bergh Memorial Animal Hospital in Manhattan, said it’s a major issue for pets too.

04/07/2011

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NYC Hospital Obstetricians Face Insurance Cutoff

A malpractice insurance company has threatened not to renew coverage for eight Bronx obstetricians who treat poor, high-risk patients.

03/01/2011

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HealthWatch: Protecting Your Heart In Cold Weather

Cold weather does more to you than just freeze your fingers and toes. It has a physical effect on your body, including your heart, and as the temperatures falls, your risk of having a heart attack rises.

12/22/2010

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Major Food Companies Taking A Pass On Salt

New York City health officials announced Tuesday that Butterball, Hostess and four other companies had joined an effort to cut salt levels in packaged foods by 25 percent.

11/23/2010

Larry Stack talks about his battle with high blood pressure. (Photo/CBS 2)

‘Out Of The Box’ Blood Pressure Treatments Could Be Effective

High blood pressure is one of the most common diseases and a top risk factor for heart attacks, but medications aren’t the only treatment. CBS 2’s Dr. Holly Phillips reports.

09/08/2010