UMD Develops a DASH-Plus community-based hypertension management program for older adults

(University of Maryland) The University of Maryland was awarded funding to develop, test, and deliver an integrated hypertension management program for older adults. The program takes the existing DASH (Dietary Approaches to Stop Hypertension) diet and tailors it to those aged 55 and older through a virtual education program this summer, with an in-person program coming soon. The DASH-Plus intervention incorporates diet, simple chair exercises, access to fresh fruits and vegetables, and blood pressure self-monitoring.
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Source: Neuroradiology - Category: Radiology Source Type: research
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Condition:   Heart Failure With Preserved Ejection Fraction Intervention:   Diagnostic Test: Invasive hemodynamics and myocardial biopsies Sponsors:   Heart Center Leipzig - University Hospital;   University Hospital Tuebingen;   University Hospital Muenster Recruiting
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Source: ClinicalTrials.gov - Category: Research Source Type: clinical trials
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