How to Lower Stress Levels (and Blood Pressure!)

April is National Stress Awareness Month – a.k.a. a good time to take a look at how stress impacts our health and wellness. In our last blog post, we explored stress and blood pressure in our last blog post.  If you missed it, check out “More Than a Measurement: How Does Stress Impact your Blood Pressure?”.

Women and High Blood Pressure

While the greeting card and flower industries offer the reminder this month to shower mom with affection, May also offers a couple of great opportunities for women to take stock of an aspect of their lives that often gets neglected in the act of being moms, grand-moms and significant others: their health.

How Does Stress Impact Your Blood Pressure?

April is National Stress Awareness Month, an initiative to increase awareness about the causes (and cures) of the modern day stress epidemic. And this is an initiative we seem to sorely need: according to recent studies, 52 percent of us feel stress has a detrimental effect on our health.

New Guidelines for Blood Pressure

In November of last year, the American Heart Association (AHA), the American College of Cardiology and nine other groups recently redefined high blood pressure. The new parameters now reflect hypertension to be a reading of 130 over 80, down from 140 over 90. The change means that 46 percent of U.S. adults are now considered hypertensive – and the term “pre-hypertensive” is now a thing of the past.

Welcome to the A&D Medical Blog!

We’re excited about launching this blog as it coincides with relaunching our A&D Medical website, with a bevy of new products and services to explore.