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by Aaron Medaris - Publisher, Physicians Office Resource

COVID-19 needs no introduction. This virus, which is 1/1000th the size of a grain of sand, has singlehandedly bought countries, people and businesses to a complete stop. It fills our news feeds, our thoughts, and dictates our actions. We know that humans are resilient and that we will come out on top, but COVID-19 has brought change and heartbreak along the way. During this time of emergency, we express our sincerest praise to all of you who are constantly putting yourselves in harms way to serve and heal another.

by DUSTYN WILLIAMS, MD

Hypertension, or high blood pressure, is a leading cause of heart disease and stroke that has escalated to alarming rates in recent years, affecting nearly 1 in 3 adults in the U.S. In an attempt to reduce its prevalence, the Eighth Joint National Committee (JNC-8) released a set of hypertension management guidelines. However, various concerns arose regarding the recommendations and as a result, the American College of Cardiology (ACC) and the American Heart Association (AHA), along with nine additional specialty organizations, published an updated hypertension guideline in November 2017.