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Cardiovascular Disease

Study Examines Night Blood Pressure

Wed Sep 11, 2002

By JANET McCONNAUGHEY, Associated Press Writer

Blood pressure that doesn't drop at night is an ominous indication that juvenile diabetes patients may develop kidney disease, a new study concluded.

The study looked at "type 1" diabetics, whose bodies make no insulin and who make up 5 percent to 10 percent of the nation's 17 million diabetics.

Your Most Crucial Hour Getting to the Heart of it

by William Campbell Douglass II, MD

The "golden period" for saving lives following a heart attack
is the first hour. You need to know the following warning
signs, so you can get help right away, either for yourself or
someone close to you.

 * Uncomfortable heaviness, pressure, pain, or squeezing in
   the center of the chest

 * Pain that goes to the shoulders, neck, or arms (usually
   the left arm but it can be to the right)