The Benefits of Home Blood-Pressure Tests

It's a familiar ritual: Every time you go to the doctor's office, a nurse wraps a blood pressure cuff around your arm. You sit there quietly while the cuff inflates, and the nurse writes down your blood pressure. But can you rely on that number? According to a statement released today by three major health organizations, maybe not. It turns out that measures you take at home, using a simple home monitor, may give a better idea of your risk for heart disease and stroke. The new...Full Story
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