New Rules For Blood Pressure Meds

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.

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