New Guidelines May Mean Millions More Will Be Put On Blood Pressure MedicationA major change is coming how doctors measure high blood pressure, and it means that millions more could be put on medication to control it.
Americans Struggle To Get High Blood Pressure Under Control, CDC SaysHigh blood pressure has become a major public health issue. According to a new report, about 30 percent of Americans suffer from high blood pressure, and only about half of them have it under control.
Seen At 11: 'Shadow Disease' Symptoms Could Be An Indicator Of A More Serious IllnessDoctors 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".
Could Your Commute Kill You? New Study Examines The Health EffectsThe 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.
Eye On New York: On High Blood PressureIn 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.
Obesity A Growing Concern In Pregnant Mothers And NewbornsIn 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."
ASPCA Holding Free Blood Pressure Screening For Cats And DogsHigh 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.
NYC Hospital Obstetricians Face Insurance CutoffA malpractice insurance company has threatened not to renew coverage for eight Bronx obstetricians who treat poor, high-risk patients.
HealthWatch: Protecting Your Heart In Cold WeatherCold 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.
Major Food Companies Taking A Pass On SaltNew 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.
'Out Of The Box' Blood Pressure Treatments Could Be EffectiveHigh 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.