Navigation Links
Report Calls High Blood Pressure a 'Neglected Disease'
Date:2/22/2010

s of Health.

"If you live long enough, you are almost guaranteed to get hypertension," said Dr. Corinne Husten, a committee member who, at the time the report was being prepared, was executive vice president for program and policy at the Partnership for Prevention. She is now senior medical advisor at the U.S. Food and Drug Administration's Center for Tobacco Products.

The report outlines several priorities.

The first would be to cut Americans' salt intake -- 80 percent of Americans currently eat more than the recommended amount and that number is growing. But given that 70 percent of Americans' sodium comes from packaged foods and restaurants -- not from the family salt shaker -- the food industry needs to play a role here, Fleming said. "These efforts should be focused on making it easier for people to eat less salt," he said.

Experts also need to better understand why many health-care providers fail to adhere to current treatment guidelines, despite knowing what the stakes are. Some people don't even know they have high blood pressure, likely a failure of their doctor or other provider. "We are alarmed at the extent to which Americans have undiagnosed hypertension, equally the millions who have been diagnosed and are under the care of a provider but whose hypertension isn't controlled," Fleming said. Only one-third of people with the diagnosis have it under control.

The third area involves breaking down economic barriers that prevent patients from taking their medication. The committee recommended that the CDC work with the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services, pharmaceutical companies and businesses to help get medication to those who need it.

The committee also recommended that procedures be set up to measure performance in controlling hypertension and how much salt is actually being consumed. "There is really inadequate national data on trends," said Dr. Walter Willett, chairman of nutriti
'/>"/>

Copyright©2010 ScoutNews,LLC.
All rights reserved

Page: 1 2 3

Related medicine news :

1. IOM report declares high blood pressure a neglected disease
2. Craneware Reports Six Monthly Financial Results
3. Remove Diabetes Drug Avandia From Market: FDA Reports
4. GSI Group Reports Preliminary Fourth Quarter 2009 Bookings, and Cash Balance
5. NIH Stem Cell Guidelines Should Be Modified, UCSF Team Reports
6. The Ensign Group Reports Fourth Quarter 2009 Adjusted Earnings of $0.43 Per Share; Issues 2010 Guidance
7. UC studies show marijuana has therapeutic value, reports to legislature
8. Health Care Reform Report Covers Uninsured, Reduces Costs
9. TFAH Praises New County Health Rankings Report
10. County-By-County Report Sizes Up Americans Health
11. IOM report on reducing hypertension releases Feb. 22
Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:
(Date:12/25/2014)... -- The risk of burns from fires and cooking ... be extra cautious, an expert says. "Between Thanksgiving ... in patients coming in with burns," said Dr. Steven ... Burn Center of Stony Brook University Hospital in New ... but if not careful, could quickly turn tragic," Sandoval ...
(Date:12/25/2014)... early stage breast cancer patients who undergo chemotherapy and/or ... eventually develop leukemia as a result of their treatment, ... a review of more than 20,000 breast cancer cases ... the risk for developing treatment-related leukemia, though low, is ... frequency of bone marrow cancers such as leukemia is ...
(Date:12/25/2014)... AngelWeddingDress.com tries its best to translate the experience of ... has introduced its new collection of 2015 prom dresses, ... new prom outfits are guaranteed to contain the perfect ... specially designed for 2015. Anyone who wants to buy ... website before Jan. 26, 2015, the deadline of the ...
(Date:12/25/2014)... SmileStix ” was featured on NewsWatch as part of its ... on the iOS, Android, and Windows markets. Andrew Tropeano, a ... review and shared with viewers how this is an application ... goes, “A picture says a thousand words.” It’s true. There ... image, because each picture holds a unique and special meaning. ...
(Date:12/25/2014)... December 25, 2014 Residents at ... Community, recently showed their generous spirit by providing ... Catawba County Parenting Network- Grandparents Raising Grandchildren program. ... gathered around the largest Christmas tree on the ... purchased by residents of the Abernethy Village Association ...
Breaking Medicine News(10 mins):Health News:Don't Let Burns Mar Your Holidays 2Health News:Breast Cancer Chemo Tied to Small But Significant Leukemia Risk 2Health News:Breast Cancer Chemo Tied to Small But Significant Leukemia Risk 3Health News:Angelweddingdress 2015 Prom Dresses Online Now 2Health News:An Application to Create Custom Stickers was Featured on NewsWatch Television on December 19, 2014 2Health News:Retirement Community Residents Make Impact During Holiday Season 2
... team of Boston University researchers has found that the ... poor oral health. They also found that opioid users, ... the period of one year. These findings appear online ... Public health, dental medicine and internal medicine faculty ...
... April 14 (HealthDay News) -- The best response to ... suggests. Supportive reactions by managers and co-workers to ... changes in the workplace, while chastising or taking no ... the human resource management department at Temple University,s Fox ...
... illness, lack of sleep and strange surroundings can make ... For seniors, hospitalizations actually may cause temporary memory loss ... new Northwestern Medicine study. The seniors go ... the study found. But immediately following a hospitalization is ...
... The circadian system that controls normal sleep patterns is ... astrocytes, according to a study published online on April ... publication. Neuroscientists from Tufts University School of Medicine found ... led to altered daily rhythms, an indication that these ...
... Washington, D.C., 14 April, 2011 During the winter ... of Israel and the Gaza Strip named "Operation Cast ... on Israeli civilian populations. During this time children ... amid threats to their survival. Although the ...
... (SRM) from the National Institute of Standards and ... diagnose Huntington,s disease, an inherited degenerative brain disorder ... and progressively leads to physical impairment, dementia and ... Huntington,s disease has a 50-50 chance of getting ...
Cached Medicine News:Health News:Compassion, Not Punishment, Helps Diffuse Workplace Anger: Study 2Health News:Temporary memory loss strikes hospitalized seniors 2Health News:Rising star of brain found to regulate circadian rhythms 2Health News:Teachers-based intervention provides stress resistance in war-exposed children 2Health News:New NIST SRM helps improve diagnosis of Huntington's disease 2
(Date:12/24/2014)... BEIJING , Dec. 24, 2014  The International Trade ... by ResMed (RMD) against BMC Medical. In a notice issued ... and found that ResMed,s patent on its humidifier was invalid. ... decision a "monumental win". "We are very excited with the ... the position that we have taken since the very beginning ...
(Date:12/24/2014)... and LONDON , December ... orthopedic industry are expected to grow at an average ... terms of value and volume. Hip, knee and spine ... world while in emerging economies they have a lower ... are challenging the use of composites. Non-metallic orthopedic devices ...
(Date:12/24/2014)... DIEGO , Dec. 23, 2014 ResMed (NYSE: ... significant patent infringement action against Chinese medical device manufacturer BMC ... (ITC) ruled today that BMC,s masks listed below infringe ResMed,s ... or selling these masks in the United States ... iVolve N2 nasal mask , Willow nasal pillows mask ...
Breaking Medicine Technology:ITC Final Decision Goes Against ResMed (RMD) Monumental Win for 3B/BMC 2Use of Composites in Orthopedic Industry to Reach $596 Million by 2020 2Use of Composites in Orthopedic Industry to Reach $596 Million by 2020 3ResMed Wins Patent Infringement Lawsuit Against Chinese Manufacturer BMC Medical 2
... Pharmaceutical Care Management Association (PCMA) President and CEO ... Pentagon,s new budget proposal which includes a provision encouraging ... to save money: "The Pentagon,s budget proposal ... of generics and mail-service pharmacies reduces costs and enhances ...
... 15, 2011 Boston Scientific Corporation (NYSE: ... technologies to treat peripheral chronic total occlusions (CTOs).  These ... portfolio of devices for lower extremity peripheral artery disease. ... in November 2010 from S.I. Therapies, Ltd., based in ...
Cached Medicine Technology:Boston Scientific Acquires Two Novel Technologies to Treat Peripheral Chronic Total Occlusions 2Boston Scientific Acquires Two Novel Technologies to Treat Peripheral Chronic Total Occlusions 3Boston Scientific Acquires Two Novel Technologies to Treat Peripheral Chronic Total Occlusions 4
... offers three-dimensional VCS technology, ... and efficiency in white ... analysis. With its reputation ... HmX is an affordable ...
... LH 755 simplifies and automates ... expert automation and advanced technologies ... reliable, accurate results every time. ... slide quality with its slide-on-slide ...
... CKX microscopes utilize the infinity-corrected ... and operability in cell checking. ... inverted microscope suited to routine ... fields--from tissue culture and embryology ...
... was designed from the ground-up with ergonomic ... height and most adjustable observation tube on ... that every user can adjust the microscope ... flexibility helps the operator maintain an upright, ...
Medicine Products: