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At Home Check-Ups Versus The Doctor's Office

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About one-in-three US adults have high blood pressure and a new study finds that examining yourself may be more beneficial than visiting the doctor. More than 400 patients with a history of heart troubles, diabetes, stroke, or kidney disease were followed for year. Participants were on average 70- years old and older. Half of the group had typical care from a doctor while the rest did self-care. At the beginning of the study blood pressure measurements were 143 over 80. Results found a larger drop in those who participated in self-care. Findings appear in the 'Journal Of The American Medical Association.'At Home Check-Ups Versus The Doctor's Office


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