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Blood Pressure Control Rates Nearly Double with Kaiser Permanente Program

Single pill combinations and consistent follow-ups with hypertension patients helped improve the rate of blood pressure control by nearly twice as much, according to a study at Kaiser Permanente, as reported in the Journal of the American Medical Association (JAMA). … finish reading Blood Pressure Control Rates Nearly Double with Kaiser Permanente Program

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Most Americans Living Longer, But Not Necessarily Healthier

Americans are living longer given increasing medical advances, but these advances can’t offset Americans’ unhealthy lifestyles, according to United Health Foundation’s 2012 America’s Health Rankings®. Rates of premature, cardiovascular (CV) and cancer deaths have declined since 1990 by 18 percent, … finish reading Most Americans Living Longer, But Not Necessarily Healthier

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New Study Finds Efforts to Embed Exercise in EHRs Improves Patient Care, Quality

A new initiative to systematically record patients’ physical activity data into their EHRs along with other vital statistics can help improve patient care and quality, according to a Kaiser Permanente study published in the journal Medicine & Science in Sports … finish reading New Study Finds Efforts to Embed Exercise in EHRs Improves Patient Care, Quality

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Pharmacists Join CDC Team to Fight Rising Blood Pressure

Nearly one in three American adults has high blood pressure, and more than half don’t have it under control, according to a new report from the CDC. High blood pressure is a major risk factor for heart disease and stroke, … finish reading Pharmacists Join CDC Team to Fight Rising Blood Pressure

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