AAP says sports are safe for children with pre-hypertension

06/2/2010 | Reuters

Competitive sports are generally safe for children and teenagers with mildly elevated blood pressure or stage 1 hypertension, according to new guidelines released by the American Academy of Pediatrics. The guidelines, published in Pediatrics, suggest that children with stage 2 hypertension should not take part in weightlifting, gymnastics or other sports that are likely to cause sharp, temporary spikes in blood pressure.

View Full Article in:

Reuters

Published in Brief:

SmartBrief Job Listings for Health Care

Job Title Company Location
Health Care Exchange Account Manager
Kaiser Permanente
San Diego, CA
Director, Health Plan Claims Operations
Group Health Cooperative
Seattle, WA
Stop Loss Sales Executive
Blue Cross Blue Shield of MA
Boston, MA
Field Representative-Oklahoma and Kansas
National Rural Electric Cooperative Association (NRECA)
Multiple Locations, SL_Multiple Locations
Vice President, Idaho Regional Director
PacificSource
Boise, ID