High blood pressure almost took Raul Rodriguez’s life. He’s a professional hairdresser who lives in Los Angeles County. The 55-year-old man had to put his life on pause to undergo open-heart surgery to correct a problem with his aorta. “On the week of Christmas back in 2014, I started to get really tired and I Read more
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For most of the 35 years since her retirement as a layout and graphic design artist, Eula-Lee Geisert, 93, has kept physically active. A Sierra Club leader, she regularly hiked in the San Gabriel Mountains and visited the gym five days a week. But early in 2013, she found herself short of breath, unable to Read more
Technology Takes on Hypertension: USC clinical trial controls blood pressure with device Tim Shockley found hypertension medication as difficult to live with as the disease itself. He enrolled in a cutting-edge clinical trial at Keck Medicine of USC and is now controlling his blood pressure with the aid of a small medical device implanted in Read more