High Blood Pressure (Hypertension): Introduction
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. Click above to view the screencast, then return to take our short survey!
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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