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A woman taking her blood pressure with a digital readout. (Photo: iStock Photo)

Hypertension

Avoid Problems from High Blood Pressure A third of adults ages 40 to 59 have high blood pressure, or hypertension. So do nearly two-thirds of the population age 60 and older. That makes high blood pressure among the most common medical conditions in the United States.   It
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One in 30 children suffer from high blood pressure. (Photo: Wavebreakmedia/iStock)

Kids’ Health

Blood Pressure Screening in Children High blood pressure is often thought of as a grown-up problem, but nearly 1 in 30 children suffer from the condition. Unfortunately, many of those pediatric cases go undetected. New guidelines from the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP)
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Absorb is made of a naturally dissolving material, similar to dissolving sutures.gradually dissolves after one year and completely disappears in about three years. (Photo: Medstar Heart & Vascular Institute)

DMV First

Medstar Heart Offers Dissolving Heart Stent A heart stent that slowly dissolves into the body is now available for patients with clogged arteries. MedStar Heart & Vascular Institute became the first in the Baltimore-Washington area to offer the Absorb scaffold, the first
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