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Underrecognized condition: High blood pressure can start in childhood – but so can prevention

The term “high blood pressure” rarely conjures images of young, playful children.But the condition doesn’t just affect adults. In children, it can be caused by obesity, kidney disease, heart abnormalities or other factors. Hypertension at such a young age puts kids at risk for heart disease and stroke later in life. “With obesity on the… … Read More