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Wellness Wednesday: Factors contributing to high blood pressure

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Nearly half of U. S. adults have hypertension, commonly referred to as high blood pressure, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

Our jobs. The economy. Traffic jams and a host of other everyday stressors can aggravate the relationship between the pressure in your arteries when your heart beats and the pressure when your heart rests between beats.

Maybe you can change jobs, work on your household budget and try to avoid rush hour traffic.

But some factors, including some we can’t control, also are at play.

Dr. Samuel Mann is a professor of clinical medicine and an internist and hypertension specialist at Weill Cornell Medicine.

Biomedical researchers are developing devices that work with the brain to reverse paralysis. One device being used here in Ohio is implanted in the brain and picks up electrical surges generated in the patient's brain.

Bolu Ajiboye is a biomedical engineer with the Louis Stokes Cleveland Functional Electrical Stimulation Center.

Picking up the pace in everyday activities could be a key to living longer, according to a new study.

Gretchen Reynolds, writes the Your Move column for The Washington Post and wrote about the study.

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