Introduction to Hypertension (High Blood Pressure)
Annotation:American Heart Association - A concise description of blood pressure with links to more information and an online tracking program.
Annotation:MedlinePlus and Merriam-Webster - This basic definition of hypertension has links for 11 specific types of hypertension such as essential, secondary, and white coat hypertension.
Annotation:Cleveland Clinic - Definitions of medical terms used in the diagnosis, and treatment of high blood pressure.
Annotation:National Heart, Lung and Blood Institute, National Institutes of Health - Part of Your Guide to Lowering High Blood Pressure, this is an interactive look at what hypertension does to the brain, eyes, arteries, kidneys, and heart.
Annotation:Health In Aging AGS Foundation for Health in Aging - This section of the site covers the specific concerns of managing high blood pressure in older individuals. Other sections included causes, blood pressure measurements, assessment, and treatment options.
Annotation:Cleveland Clinic - An overview of the condition with links to specific topics such as prevention, myths about hypertension, checking your blood pressure at home, and diet.
Annotation:National Heart, Lung and Blood Institute, National Institutes of Health - The guide is based on National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute clinical guidelines and research studies, and it provides up-to-date practical information on high blood pressure. Including tips and quizzes, Information about medications and working with your doctor and real-life examples of people who have questions about high blood pressure, just like you.
Annotation:Get Healthy at the Library: Santa Clara County Library and PlaneTree Health Library - A brief tutorial showing how to search MedlinePlus for health topics, using High Blood Pressure as an example.
Annotation:Get Healthy at the Library: Santa Clara County Library and PlaneTree Health Library - A brief tutorial showing how to search MedlinePlus for health topics, using High Blood Pressure as an example, in Spanish.
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