Blood Pressure Reducer Morris IL

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.

Van Loudon Hicks, MD
(815) 942-4067
151 W High St
Morris, IL
Specialties
Cardiology, Internal Medicine
Gender
Male
Education
Graduation Year: 2007

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Robert Dennis Elgar, DO
(815) 942-5790
237 W Waverly St
Morris, IL
Specialties
Cardiology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Des Moines Univ, Coll Osteo Med & Surg, Des Moines Ia 50312
Graduation Year: 1983

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David George Vermillion, MD
(815) 942-5200
1300 Dresden Dr
Morris, IL
Specialties
Internal Medicine, Pediatrics
Gender
Male
Languages
Spanish
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Il Coll Of Med, Chicago Il 60680
Graduation Year: 1989
Hospital
Hospital: Loyola Univ Med Ctr, Maywood, Il; Morris Hosp, Morris, Il
Group Practice: Allen Medical

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Dennis Anthony D MD
(815) 942-5200
1300 Dresden Drive
Morris, IL
 
Barbara G Porebska-Kijek
(815) 942-0065
1561 Division St
Morris, IL
Specialty
Pediatrics

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Aristides de la Hera, MD, FACC
(815) 942-5790
1802 Division St
Morris, IL
Specialties
Cardiology
Gender
Male
Education
Graduation Year: 2007

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Daniel P De Girolami, MD
(815) 729-3280
210 S Hammes Ave
Joliet, IL
Specialties
Cardiology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Auto De Guadalajara, Fac De Med, Guadalajara, Jalisco, Mexico
Graduation Year: 1983

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Morris Healthcare Center of Morris Hospital
(815) 942-9299
1345 Edwards Street
Morris, IL
 
McFadden David MD
(815) 942-5813
1401 Lakewood Drive
Morris, IL
 
Barbara G Kijek, MD
(815) 942-0065
1561 Division St
Morris, IL
Specialties
Pediatrics
Gender
Female
Education
Medical School: Coll Med, Univ Jagiellonski, Krakow, Poland
Graduation Year: 1977
Hospital
Hospital: St Joseph Med Ctr, Joliet, Il

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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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