(NEWS 8) - According to new blood pressure guidelines released on Monday, nearly 50 percent of American citizens are considered to have high blood pressure.
High blood pressure has long been defined as a reading of 140 over 90 or higher. Now, according to the American Heart Association, American College of Cardiology and nine other groups, the cutoff is 130 over 80.
So, what's all this mean for those of us now considered to have high blood pressure? And what's it mean for others who are at risk? News 8's Nichelle Medina spoke with Cardiologist Dr. Jay Pandhi from Sharp Chula Vista about the changes and ways Americans can keep themselves healthy.
Strong and gusty Santa Ana winds, low humidity levels and high temperatures prompted the National Weather Service to issue a red flag fire warning Monday in San Diego County.
A man led police on a short car chase and barricaded himself in a Mission Bay motel before officers were able to arrest him Sunday.
Authorities were searching for a suspect on Sunday following an attempted sexual assault in Little Italy.
For years, there have been reports of Sears death spiraling toward the corporate graveyard alongside other popular brick-and-mortar retailers.
Temperatures Monday are warm, above average for the coast but below average at the desert. Santa Ana wind event will produce low humidity and gusty winds.
Bike riders, scooter users and pedestrians -- and bad drivers -- in Mission Beach and Pacific Beach will be targeted for safety enforcement by San Diego police Sunday.
Just a few days ago thunderstorms rolled through San Diego bringing measurable rain to the county for the first time in months. But things are about to change as strong Santa Anas are headed our way.
An overflowing sewage line in Del Mar prompted authorities to warn visitors to stay out of the water at a section of the city's shoreline Sunday.
Chase De Leo scored on the final shot of the shootout to give the San Diego Gulls a 6-5 victory over the Ontario Reign Saturday night in Ontario, their first win of the 2018-19 American Hockey League season.