Kids' High Blood Pressure Often Missed

A silent epidemic of hypertension -- commonly known as high blood pressure -- may be affecting the long-term health of as many as 1.5 million American children, according to a new study released Tuesday. The research, which is slated to appear in the upcoming issue of the Journal of the American Medical Association, looked at existing medical records of more than 14,000 children aged 3 to 18. Researchers found that while 507 of these children and adolescents had high blood pressure, such a...Full Story
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