This winter, a scientific hypertension guideline group, decided that we oldsters, over 60, could have a higher blood pressure than previously recommended. Previously, adults were told to have a blood pressure below 140/90 and ideally, near the norm of 120/80. But now, according to this organization, we can safely have a blood pressure of 149/90 or below. A recent article in The New York Times (December 18, 2013) reviewed these new guidelines.
Phew! This is good news for me (I hope). I was diagnosed with borderline high blood pressure when I was 50 (that’s when I started to have... Read More