The state Department of Health has received a $140,000 federal grant to help lower blood pressure and improve health for residents in northeastern Minnesota. Minnesota is one of nine states to receive a grant as part of the federal Million Hearts Initiative.
How’s your blood pressure? A new study finds that monitoring your own blood pressure at home might help get it under control. HealthPartners conducted the study with 450 patients.
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention says nearly one in three Americans, or 67 million people, has high blood pressure. About half of those people do not have the condition under control.
“Maxed out on the medications,” is how Bill Ezzell describes his struggle with blood pressure. It’s dangerously high even though the North Carolina man swallows six different drugs a day.