Man taking blood pressure at home.

How many at-home checks does it take to diagnose high blood pressure?

A routine visit to the doctor’s office typically results in a single blood pressure measurement. But for people on the verge of being diagnosed with high blood pressure, or hypertension, visits usually involve several additional checks at the office, along with a recommendation of having more taken at home. But how many?

Blood pressure prescription bottle and pills.

Lifestyle changes reduce the need for blood pressure medications

Men and women with high blood pressure reduced the need for antihypertensive medications within 16 weeks after making lifestyle changes, according to a study presented at the American Heart Association’s Joint Hypertension 2018 Scientific Sessions, an annual conference focused on recent advances in hypertension research.

Google Fit incorporates a new measure of physical activity

When it comes to physical activity, experts say more movement is great – but more movement with greater intensity is best. But not all fitness and activity trackers have been able to emphasize the difference. Now, a redesign of Google Fit launched Tuesday will be able to do just that.