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THURSDAY, Aug. 18, 2022 (HealthDay News) -- In a consensus document published online July 27 in the European Heart Journal, recommendations are presented for the management of hypertension among children aged 6 to 16 years.

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FDA authorizes smaller doses of monkeypox vaccine to stretch supply. The new two-dose regimen will administer one-fifth of the dose just beneath the skin. One trial showed it produces an immune response that's similar to what's seen with a full-dose injection. Read more

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TUESDAY, Aug. 9, 2022 (HealthDay News) -- For adults with cardiovascular disease (CVD), risk factors have worsened over time, according to a study published in the July 12 issue of the Journal of the American College of Cardiology.

WEDNESDAY, Aug. 3, 2022 (American Heart Association News) -- Taking blood pressure readings from both arms and using the higher reading would more accurately capture who has high blood pressure – and is at increased risk for cardiovascular disease and death – than relying on readings from a single arm, new research suggests.

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Your job leaves you frazzled, your bank account is shrinking, and the paper is full of bad news. Rather than breaking into an (unhealthy) sweat, why not try smacking a tennis ball, going dancing, or taking a long walk? Exercise won't make stress disappear, but it can prepare your mind and body to deal with life's difficulties. In fact, many doctors are prescribing exercise to battle stress as well as depression and anxiety.

FRIDAY, July 22, 2022 (HealthDay News) -- It may sound bananas, but new research shows eating this potassium-rich food can improve heart health.