Tag Archives: Pressure

Links among poor sleep, high blood pressure, gut microbiome discovered

In the first study of its kind, University of Illinois Chicago researchers have found associations among disrupted sleep, elevated blood pressure and changes in the gut microbiome. The research aimed to determine whether a 28-day period of disrupted sleep changed the microbiota in rats. The gut microbiota refers to the collection of microorganisms living in… Read More »

Is it safe to reduce blood pressure medications for older adults?

“Doctor, can you take away any of my medications? I am taking too many pills.” As physicians, we hear this request frequently. The population most affected by the issue of being prescribed multiple medications, known as polypharmacy, is the elderly. Trying to organize long lists of medications, and remembering to take them exactly as prescribed,… Read More »

COVID-19 clusters put college administrators under pressure

New coronavirus cases are putting pressure on administrators hoping to keep college campuses open. The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill reversed reopening plans on Monday, announcing that all in-person classes would shift to remote learning starting Wednesday after reporting clusters of coronavirus cases in several residence halls on campus in the past two… Read More »