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