Navigation Links
IOM report on reducing hypertension releases Feb. 22

High blood pressure is the second leading cause of death in the United States, triggering more than one-third of heart attacks and almost half of heart failures each year even though it is relatively easy to prevent and inexpensive to treat. In a new report, A Population-Based Policy and Systems Change Approach to Prevent and Control Hypertension, the Institute of Medicine explores the question of how we can better reduce and control the condition. The report focuses on diet, physical activity, and other public health approaches, as well as discusses the need for health care providers to better diagnose and treat hypertension. The report will be released with a one-hour public briefing on Monday, Feb. 22.


11 a.m. to noon EST in Room 101 of the National Academies' Keck Center, 500 Fifth St., N.W., Washington, D.C. Those who cannot attend may participate via teleconference.

Participating from the committee that wrote the report:

  • David Fleming (chair), director and health officer, Public Health -- Seattle/King County, Seattle
  • Corinne Husten, senior medical adviser, Center for Tobacco Products, Food and Drug Administration; and former vice president for policy development, Partnership for Prevention, Washington D.C.
  • Walter C. Willett, Fredrick John Stare Professor of Epidemiology and Nutrition and chair, department of nutrition, Harvard School of Public Health, Boston


Contact: Christine Stencel
National Academy of Sciences

Page: 1

Related medicine news :

1. AnchorPoint Sponsored Aberdeen Group Report Addresses Telecom Lifecycle Management
2. Corporate Wellness Firm Limeade Receives SAS 70 Type II Report
3. Developing guidelines for better reporting of health research
4. Kaiser Foundation Health Plan and Hospitals Report Fourth Quarter and Fiscal Year 2009 Financial Results
5. One Month Later, Haiti Quake Survivors Report Need For Protection From Crime, Rainy Season
6. American Red Cross Issues One-Month Progress Report for Haiti Earthquake
7. SHARECOR Partners With Quantros, Inc. to Facilitate Core Measures and Regulatory Reporting in Louisiana Hospitals
8. TV Dramas Can Be More Persuasive Than News Reports
9. Solutions for Sleep Problems: Harvard's Improving Sleep Special Health Report and New Sleep Apnea Video
10. BioMed Realty Trust Reports Fourth Quarter and Full-Year 2009 Financial Results
11. American Heart Association Rapid Access Journal Report: Study Finds Racial Gaps Continue in Heart Disease Awareness, Low Knowledge of Heart Attack Warning Signs Among Women
Post Your Comments:
(Date:10/13/2017)... ... ... While it’s often important to take certain medications during the night, finding them ... a solution. , She developed a prototype for MOTION LIGHT-UP PILL BOX to provide ... need to turn on a light when taking medication during the night, allowing the ...
(Date:10/13/2017)... ... October 13, 2017 , ... ... Hannah Randall, PharmD ‘17, and Jennifer Huggins, PharmD ’17, along with clinical ... the primary prevention of cardiovascular diseases during the 15th Annual Women’s Health ...
(Date:10/13/2017)... RIDGE, N.J. (PRWEB) , ... October 13, 2017 , ... ... annual Holly Day Market. Featuring a collection of specialty vendors and unique items from ... of personalized and quality-focused health and wellness services offered by the VNA. The ...
(Date:10/13/2017)... , ... October 13, 2017 , ... ... be giving viewers the lowdown on sciatica in a new episode of "Success ... focuses on current events and innovation and investigates each subject in-depth with passion ...
(Date:10/12/2017)... WILMINGTON, Del. (PRWEB) , ... October 12, 2017 ... ... technology and advisory services for healthcare compliance program management, will showcase a range ... and National Association for Assisted Living (NCAL) Convention and Expo to be held ...
Breaking Medicine News(10 mins):
(Date:10/12/2017)...   Divoti USA will engrave and process ... of the latest FDA requirements, which stipulates new criteria regarding medical ... need of Medical ID jewelry such as Medical ID Bracelets, can ... in terms of the new FDA requirements . ... Divoti offers this dark mark fiber laser ...
(Date:10/11/2017)...  True Health, a leader in integrated diagnostics ... National Breast Cancer Awareness month to educate doctors ... Research recently published in ... than 10 million American women are at significant ... BRCA2 and have not had testing. These mutations can ...
(Date:10/7/2017)... , Oct. 6, 2017   Provista, ... more than $100 billion in purchasing power, today announced ... and information. The Newsroom is the online ... industry trends, infographics, expert bios, news releases, slideshows and ... access to a wealth of resources at their fingertips, ...
Breaking Medicine Technology: