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Unboxed Health BProactive provides personalized guidance to individuals who need help getting their blood pressure under control. BProactive is available in both Canada and the United States from the App Store and Google Play.
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Unboxed Health has developed a mobile/SaaS Solution for healthcare providers and patients to control Hypertension and achieve target blood pressure. Using mobile devices and home blood pressure monitors connected to a cloud service, our solution monitors results and recommends treatment plan updates automatically, while helping patients adhere to their treatment.

High blood pressure may lead to more diabetic eye injections via Michigan Health Lab #hypertension #BloodPressure #diabe...
05/15/2019
High Blood Pressure May Lead to More Diabetic Eye Injections

High blood pressure may lead to more diabetic eye injections via Michigan Health Lab #hypertension #BloodPressure #diabetes #ophthalmologiccare

A review of patient data finds a potential link to costly diabetic eye treatments. It also underscores the need for collaborative care.

05/14/2019

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Compelling story on why it's important to check your blood pressure, especially for African Americans via Forbes#BloodPr...
05/08/2019
An African American Meteorologist's High Blood Pressure Story

Compelling story on why it's important to check your blood pressure, especially for African Americans via Forbes

#BloodPressure #Hypertension #KnowYourNumbers

In the wake of John Singleton's death, an atmospheric scientist reflects on his hypertension and why ignoring health warnings is denialism.

Do you have low blood pressure? How low should blood pressure go? via New York Times#BloodPressure #LowBloodPressure #Ne...
04/26/2019
How Low Should Blood Pressure Go?

Do you have low blood pressure? How low should blood pressure go? via New York Times
#BloodPressure #LowBloodPressure #NewYorkTimes

Symptoms, rather than numbers, may best define when blood pressure is too low.

Has this ever happened to you? Read what it means from Harvard Health Publishing#Hypertension #BloodPressure #HeartDisea...
04/24/2019
Why is the blood pressure in my right arm different from that of my left? - Harvard Health

Has this ever happened to you? Read what it means from Harvard Health Publishing
#Hypertension #BloodPressure #HeartDisease

Small blood pressure differences between the right and left arm are normal. But differences of 10 points or higher suggest the presence of artery-clogging plaque in blood vessels other than the heart, a condition called peripheral artery disease.

A good news story on how barbers have successfully helped men battle #hypertension via U.S. News and World Report
04/16/2019
A Shave, a Haircut – and a Blood Pressure Check

A good news story on how barbers have successfully helped men battle #hypertension via U.S. News and World Report

Barbers in California have helped battle 'a silent killer' of black men, and their efforts have shown success.

Lack of healthy food in our diets, along with high levels of salt is killing us, according to a 27-year global diet anal...
04/05/2019
What we aren't eating is killing us, global study finds

Lack of healthy food in our diets, along with high levels of salt is killing us, according to a 27-year global diet analysis published in the journal the Lancet via CNN Health
#salt #healthyeating

Poor diet is the top risk for death and disability around the world, according to a new 27-year global study of 195 nations.

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04/02/2019
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Compared to those who slept all night without going to the bathroom, study participants who got up to urinate at least once per night had 1.4 times greater odds of having high blood pressure.

If you have diabetes, high blood pressure can put added stress on your body. Diabetes Canada has great tips on how to co...
03/27/2019
High blood pressure and diabetes

If you have diabetes, high blood pressure can put added stress on your body. Diabetes Canada has great tips on how to control high blood pressure if you are diabetic
#hypertension #diabetes #healthyliving #knowyournumbers #BProactive

Learn how to lower your blood pressure with these healthy eating and physical activity resources.

Spring is on its way and it makes us think of bike riding or walking. And that's a good thing as two studies find that e...
03/18/2019
Exercise vs. Drugs to Treat High Blood Pressure and Reduce Fat

Spring is on its way and it makes us think of bike riding or walking. And that's a good thing as two studies find that exercise can be at least as effective as many common prescription drugs at lowering blood pressure and reducing visceral body fat via The New York Times
#hypertension #exercise #isitspringyet?

Exercise can lower blood pressure and reduce visceral body fat at least as effectively as many common prescription drugs, two new reviews report.

“Don’t ignore hypertension in young people,” he said. “If you don’t treat it, you increase the risk not only for kidney ...
03/06/2019
High Blood Pressure in Teens Tied to Kidney Failure in Adulthood

“Don’t ignore hypertension in young people,” he said. “If you don’t treat it, you increase the risk not only for kidney disease but for stroke and cardiovascular disease as well.”

Hypertension in adolescence doubled the risk for end-stage renal disease in adulthood.

Today is the release day for BProactive 3.0! Available from the App Store and Google Play, BProactive provides personali...
03/05/2019
BProactive 3.0

Today is the release day for BProactive 3.0! Available from the App Store and Google Play, BProactive provides personalized guidance to individuals who need help getting their hypertension under control.
#hypertension #bloodpressure #mobilemedicalapp

Hypertension Did you know that people with high blood pressure are four times more likely to die from stroke and three times more likely to die from heart disease? High blood pressure also causes kidney disease and is linked to Alzheimers, among other serious diseases. Most people do not notice any....

Exercise is important for everyone but is especially beneficial if you have high blood pressure. A recent study from the...
02/27/2019
Combining morning exercise with short walking breaks helps control blood pressure

Exercise is important for everyone but is especially beneficial if you have high blood pressure. A recent study from the American Heart Association found that just 30 minutes of morning exercise lowers blood pressure for the rest of the day among older men and women who are overweight or obese! Talk about the early bird get the worm! via ScienceDaily and American Heart Association #exercise #morningexercise #bloodpressure

Treadmill walking for 30 minutes in the morning lowered average blood pressure over an eight-hour day among older, overweight or obese men and women. Women who are overweight or obese enhanced the beneficial effects of morning exercise to reduce blood pressure by adding three-minute breaks from sitt...

The American Heart Association reports that nearly half of all U.S. adults have some form of heart or blood vessel disea...
02/04/2019
Nearly half of U.S. adults have heart or blood vessel disease

The American Heart Association reports that nearly half of all U.S. adults have some form of heart or blood vessel disease via CTV News and American Heart Association #heartdisease

A new report estimates that nearly half of all U.S. adults have some form of heart or blood vessel disease, a medical milestone that's mostly due to recent guidelines that expanded how many people have high blood pressure.

Lowering #BloodPressure in older adults has shown to cut the risk of developing mild cognitive impairment, which is a ri...
02/02/2019
Lowering blood pressure cuts risk of cognitive impairment: study

Lowering #BloodPressure in older adults has shown to cut the risk of developing mild cognitive impairment, which is a risk factor for #dementia via CTV News and JAMA

Aggressive treatment to lower blood pressure in older people has been shown to cut the risk of developing mild cognitive impairment, a risk factor for dementia, U.S. researchers said Monday.

The US Food and Drug Administration has "identified the source of the cancer-causing impurities that have tainted millio...
01/31/2019
FDA identifies contamination source in blood pressure medicines used by millions

The US Food and Drug Administration has "identified the source of the cancer-causing impurities that have tainted millions of bottles of commonly used generic blood pressure and heart failure medications recalled by drugmakers over the last seven months".

via Washington Post

The cancer-causing contaminant went undetected for four years, and companies continue to recall bottles of the drugs.

How to deal with resistant hypertension from Harvard Health Publishing #hypertension
12/20/2018
Taming stubbornly high blood pressure - Harvard Health

How to deal with resistant hypertension from Harvard Health Publishing #hypertension

As many as one in seven people being treated for high blood pressure doesn’t have the condition under control. Many cases of this problem, known as resistant hypertension, occur because people don’t take their medications as directed, usu...

England's Head of Public Health calls for food firms to prominently display the salt content of their products as consum...
11/29/2018
Health chief calls for drastic intervention to cut salt intake

England's Head of Public Health calls for food firms to prominently display the salt content of their products as consuming large amounts of salt can lead to high blood pressure. While salt is already displayed, alongside fat and sugar, on labels, England's Head of Public Health believes salt's "threat to health is so severe it needs to be highlighted separately" via The Guardian #salt #bloodpressure

Head of Public Health England demands mandatory labelling to help cut heart attacks

Britain's NHS is urging healthcare providers to check people's blood pressure at non-traditional settings, such as gyms,...
11/26/2018
Check blood pressure at gyms and train stations, says British Heart Foundation

Britain's NHS is urging healthcare providers to check people's blood pressure at non-traditional settings, such as gyms, train stations, and barber shops. It is hoped that these innovative moves will help people understand the risks they face from heart disease, dementia, and other health conditions due to high blood pressure. via The Guardian

#BloodPressure #Hypertension #KnowYourNumbers

Charity urges NHS to take radical measures to help millions at risk of heart attack or stroke

"A study of remote communities in the Venezuelan rainforest has backed the idea that hypertension is not an inherent par...
11/19/2018
Western lifestyle may cause blood pressure to rise with age

"A study of remote communities in the Venezuelan rainforest has backed the idea that hypertension is not an inherent part of ageing, but a result of longer exposure to risks arising from lifestyle, such as high levels of salt in the diet, lack of exercise and heavy drinking."

Study of remote communities in Venezuelan rainforest sheds fresh light on hypertension

New research published in the British Medical Journal finds that high blood pressure, smoking and diabetes raise a woman...
11/15/2018
These factors raise heart attack risk more in women, study says

New research published in the British Medical Journal finds that high blood pressure, smoking and diabetes raise a woman's risk of heart attack more than these factors raise a man's risk! via CNN News

High blood pressure, smoking and diabetes raise a woman's risk of heart attack more than these factors raise a man's risk, according to a new study published in the BMJ.

“New U.S. research has found that younger adults with high blood pressure before the age of 40 have an increased risk of...
11/12/2018
High blood pressure before 40 could lead to later cardiovascular problems: study

“New U.S. research has found that younger adults with high blood pressure before the age of 40 have an increased risk of cardiovascular events such as heart failure, strokes and blood vessel blockages as they age.” via CTV News

New U.S. research has found that younger adults with high blood pressure before the age of 40 have an increased risk of cardiovascular events such as heart failure, strokes and blood vessel blockages as they age.

We changed our clocks this weekend. So, how does sleep impact our health? Read this informative article from The Atlanti...
11/05/2018
Your Body's Internal Clock and How It Affects Your Overall Health

We changed our clocks this weekend. So, how does sleep impact our health? Read this informative article from The Atlantic

Not getting enough sleep leaves us tired during the day. But the body's clock also affects mood, mental alertness, hunger, and heart function.

Boo! It's Halloween! Just for fun, read this scary article from the New York Post.
10/31/2018
How you can actually be scared to death

Boo! It's Halloween! Just for fun, read this scary article from the New York Post.

Fear can cause your heart to race and your body to sweat. A wave of nausea may overwhelm you as your chest tightens and breathing becomes increasingly difficult. Some may appear faint — while other…

In the Healthy Ireland Survey 2018, high blood pressure (12%) was the condition most commonly reported among survey resp...
10/29/2018
Irish Heart High blood pressure most commonly reported condition - Irish Heart

In the Healthy Ireland Survey 2018, high blood pressure (12%) was the condition most commonly reported among survey respondents (7,500 people aged 15 and over living in Ireland). via Irish Heart Foundation

More than half or 66 per cent of adults reported that they had their blood pressure measured in the past 12 months, according to the latest Healthy Ireland Survey.

Are you curious about the numbers you see when taking your blood pressure? Read this short article below! #hypertension ...
10/22/2018
Which blood pressure number is important? - Harvard Health

Are you curious about the numbers you see when taking your blood pressure? Read this short article below! #hypertension #BloodPressure via Harvard Health Publishing

While both numbers in a blood pressure reading are essential for diagnosing and treating high blood pressure, doctors primarily focus on the top number (systolic pressure), as a higher number carries a greater risk of heart attack and stroke.

"The researchers found that people who received therapeutic lifestyle advice and motivational interviewing sessions in a...
10/11/2018
How church communities can help lower blood pressure

"The researchers found that people who received therapeutic lifestyle advice and motivational interviewing sessions in a church environment had a greater reduction in systolic blood pressure levels than those who received only health education in churches."

WOW!!

via CNN

African-American adults with high blood pressure could see an improvement with faith-based intervention sessions, a study says.

How many days of home blood pressure monitoring are needed to confirm a hypertension diagnosis? A new study published in...
10/09/2018
3 days of home BP monitoring enough to confirm hypertension diagnosis

How many days of home blood pressure monitoring are needed to confirm a hypertension diagnosis? A new study published in the Journal of the American Heart Association says 3 is enough via @CardiovascularBusiness

Three days’ worth of home blood pressure monitoring (HBPM) data is enough to confirm a diagnosis of clinical hypertension and initiate treatment, according to research published in the Journal of the American Heart Association this week.

Fried chicken is yummy, but for your blood pressure, please eat in moderation via NPR
10/07/2018
Southern Diet Blamed For High Rates Of Hypertension Among Black Americans

Fried chicken is yummy, but for your blood pressure, please eat in moderation via NPR

Fried chicken, mac and cheese and sweet drinks: A study suggests Southern cuisine may be at the center of a tangled web of reasons why black people are more prone to hypertension than white people.

"Women who reported workplace sexual harassment had higher blood pressure than women who did not, at levels significant ...
10/05/2018
Sexual assault and harassment linked to long-term health problems for women, study says

"Women who reported workplace sexual harassment had higher blood pressure than women who did not, at levels significant enough to put them at risk for stroke, aneurysms, kidney disease, heart attacks and other forms of heart disease." via CNN

Women who have been sexually assaulted or harassed could have significant health problems later in life because of it, including high blood pressure and anxiety.

For our health, we all need to make an effort to walk more and the way our cities are designed can help!
10/04/2018
Canada Walks

For our health, we all need to make an effort to walk more and the way our cities are designed can help!

There’s a significant link between the walkability of a city and the blood pressure and hypertension risk of the people who live there. http://ow.ly/BI0r30lZ4xH

Listen to Dr. Cindy Gellner discuss high blood pressure in children via University of Utah Health
10/01/2018
Kids Can Have High Blood Pressure, Too

Listen to Dr. Cindy Gellner discuss high blood pressure in children via University of Utah Health

We typically think of high blood pressure as a problem for adults, but 3.5% of children in the United States have been diagnosed with high blood pressure or hypertension. Pediatrician Dr. Cindy Gellner talks about why some children have high blood pressure, what signs to be on the lookout for and th...

The information from this largest every study has increased the number of known genetic regulators of blood pressure to ...
09/22/2018
World's biggest blood pressure genetics study ‘most major advance to date'

The information from this largest every study has increased the number of known genetic regulators of blood pressure to more than 1,000!

It will certainly be used to create preventative and curative measures for high blood pressure for years to come. via Irish News

DNA from more than a million people has increased the number of known genetic variants influencing high blood pressure to 1,000-plus.

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