Blood Pressure Reducer Hastings NE

High blood pressure is not something you'd expect to see in kids, but the incidence has risen dramatically in the last few years along with their obesity rates. And there's plenty of reason to be alarmed, since the condition can lead to heart disease later in life. Luckily, there's an easy way to treat it that doesn't involve nagging kids to get up and exercise.

George L Welch, MD
303 W Lochland Rd
Hastings, NE
Specialties
Cardiology, Internal Medicine
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Male
Education
Graduation Year: 2007

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Atul Aggarwal, MD
(402) 461-5064
715 N Kansas Ave Ste 200
Hastings, NE
Specialties
Cardiology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Dayanand Med Coll, Punjab Univ, Ludhiana, Punjab, India
Graduation Year: 1991
Hospital
Hospital: Mary Lanning Memorial Hospital, Hastings, Ne
Group Practice: Nebraska Heart Institute

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Dr. Kenneth Allen Zoucha
(402) 463-6828
2115 N Kansas Ave
Hastings, NE
Specialty
Pediatrics

Amy Kathryn Anderson
(402) 461-5263
715 N Saint Joseph Ave
Hastings, NE
Specialty
Pediatric Gastroenterology

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Dr. Sandra Rice Hansen
(402) 595-2282
223 E 4th St
Hastings, NE
Specialty
Pediatrics

Atul A Aggarwal
(402) 489-6555
715 North Kansas Ave, Suite 302
Hastings, NE
Specialty
Cardiology

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Chaudhuri, Pradipta, Md - Nebraska Heart Institute
(402) 461-5064
715 N Kansas Ave Ste 302
Hastings, NE

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Bruce Gordon Sheffield, MD
(401) 463-6828
2115 N Kansas Ave
Hastings, NE
Specialties
Pediatrics
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Ne Coll Of Med, Omaha Ne 68198
Graduation Year: 1973

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Janet Sue Home
(402) 463-6828
2115 N Kansas Ave
Hastings, NE
Specialty
Pediatrics

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Zimmerman Timothy C MD
(402) 463-2423
1021 West 14th Street
Hastings, NE
 
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High blood pressure is not something you’d expect to see in kids, but the incidence has risen dramatically in the last few years along with their obesity rates. And there’s plenty of reason to be alarmed, since the condition can lead to heart disease later in life.

Luckily, there’s an easy way to treat it that doesn’t involve nagging kids to get up and exercise (not that being active is a bad thing, of course). Meditation, a proven blood pressure-reducer for adults, turns out to be useful for hypertensive children as well.

In a recent study at a middle school in Augusta, Georgia, 73 11- and 12-year olds were randomly assigned to either a meditation group or a health class where they learned about exercise and nutrition. After three months, the meditators, who practiced for 20 minutes twice a day, saw a significant drop in their blood pressure. The other group got no such benefit.

“If they keep it up, the meditators could substantially reduce their risk of dying from heart disease or stroke,” says Vernon Barnes, coauthor of the study. Some kids also got relief from headaches and asthma attacks, he adds.

A safe, and free, solution to some serious health problems: What more could you ask for?

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