1. More U.S. Kids May Be at Risk for High Blood Pressure

    MONDAY, July 15 (HealthDay News) -- The risk for high blood pressure in American teens and children increased 27 percent over 13 years, a new study finds, as waistlines thickened and kids consumed more salt in their diets. "High blood pressure is the predominant risk factor for stroke, and stroke rates have been rising in children in the U.S. over recent years," said Dr. David Katz, director of th…Read More