About 78 million people in the U.S. have high blood pressure. But do they all need to take medication to lower it? According to new guidelines reported in the Journal of the American Medical Association, it may depend on your age and your numbers. It’s a complicated and controversial topic, as The New York Times explains. One caveat: If you’re taking meds, don’t discontinue them without consulting your doctor.
iTrack Fitness Study
Do you want to be more active? Join the iTrack Fitness Study today!
Massachusetts General Hospital in Boston is currently enrolling participants in a 24-week research study to evaluate a new data analytics tool -- or an “engagement engine” -- that will encourage individuals to use an activity tracker to improve their health and wellness.
If you already have the Fitbit app on your smartphone, tablet, or computer, you can learn more about the study and easily enroll by visiting the following website http://www.itrackstudy.org.
If you meet the eligibility criteria and enroll in the study, you will receive a Fitbit Charge. Compensation of $25 will be provided upon completion of the study.
For any questions, please contact Amanda Centi at Partners Connected Health (firstname.lastname@example.org).