NPR – How To Make Sense Of Confusing, New Blood Pressure Advice

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If you’re confused about the latest recommendations for treating high blood pressure, take heart. Doctors are confused, too. On Wednesday, a panel of specialists called the Eighth Joint National Committee published guidelines saying that many people over 60 don’t need to start taking medications to lower blood pressure until it’s above 150/90 millimeters of mercury.

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