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Old 12-19-2013, 12:05 AM
 
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Americans can get away with a higher blood pressure goal than they have been, and should take fewer medications to get their high blood pressure under control, according to new guidelines released today by a government panel. After reviewing medical research that's been done since the last guidelines were issued in 2003, the panel concluded that, while 140 over 90 should still be considered high blood pressure, doctors shouldn't break out the drugs until patients hit 150 over 90, the AP reports.

Panel: Lay Off Blood Pressure Meds - Government study says we can raise the goal for adults
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Old 12-20-2013, 11:37 AM
 
Location: Victoria TX
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I guess my cardiologist is cutting edge. He has been telling me for three years that 140/70 is fine, I shouldn't worry about it.

Back to the OP's link -- anybody have any idea what "a government panel" is? Are they anybody who knows anything about medicine? I bet they're not drug industry lobbyists.
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