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Why Certain Blood-Pressure Drugs Are Not Your Doctor's First Choice

You have tried to lose weight and increase your exercise routine, you have limited your alcohol intake and have stopped smoking, but your blood pressure is still too high according to your health-care provider. Well, you are not alone. About one out of every four adult Americans has hypertension. Most don't know they have it and, of those who do know, only about half have their blood pressure under control. …

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